Hoover High School is located in an ethnically diverse neighborhood of San Diego serving students primarily from City Heights. Hoover’s student body of approximately 2,200 students is rich in cultural diversity with a majority of Hispanic students, 40 percent English Learners, and about two-thirds of our students come from homes where a language other than English is spoken. Many of our students and/or their family members are newcomers to the United States as well as first generation college students. Student demographics:
75% = Latino 10%= Asian 8% = African American. 100% of students are eligible for the federal free and reduced cost lunch program.
Hoover staff is committed to creating a learning environment that is safe, engaging and rigorous in an effort to provide students with the tools needed for college and career readiness. We offer a wide variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and math) focused small learning communities. This Linked Learning approach exposes students to college and career opportunities while simulating workforce within the classroom.
We are part of College Avenue Compact, a partnership with San Diego State University, Price Philanthropies, and San Diego Unified School District. This is a unique agreement for Hoover High School students only. College Avenue Compact offers Guaranteed Admission to San Diego State University for students who meet all requirements. The program promotes a college-going culture at Hoover High School, Wilson Middle School and Monroe Clark Middle School. All Hoover students are eligible for guaranteed admission to SDSU through College Avenue Compact. Read more about College Avenue Compact.