Grade levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Certificated staff: 105 89% have advanced degrees: 75% with Masters and beyond and an additional 15% with significant coursework beyond the Bachelor’s degree requirement (30 hours plus).
Size of 2017 senior class: 372
Pattern of school year: two semesters
Ohio Department of Education District and Building Report Card Ratings of Excellent for twelve consecutive years. 2012-2013 Earned an “A” for Standards Met and a “C” for Annual Measureable Objectives. State Superintendent’s Schools of Distinction Award. U.S. News and World Report America’s Best High Schools Silver Award. Blue-Ribbon Designation by Expansion Management magazine. Rated #1 school district in the greater Akron area. Ranked #605 in the Newsweek magazine list of the top 1000 high schools in America. 2011-2013 AP Achievement District (three consecutive years). Ranked #23 in Ohio by the Washington Post.
COMMUNITY North Canton is a suburban community between Akron and Canton in Stark County. The majority of the 17,500 residents are mostly business and professional people.
GRADING SYSTEM AND CLASS RANK Numerical grades are given for all academic courses. The yearly and cumulative grade point average is an actual average and does not reflect any quality points added for honors or advanced placement courses taken. Courses given letter grades are not included in the grade point average. Grades are calculated using the following criteria: “Academic Achievement” at least 85% of grade “Academic Practice” at most 15% of grade
Hoover High School also computes a weighted grade point average for each student, giving a 4.5 A to honors courses, a 5.0 A to Advanced Placement and either a 4.5 or 5.0 for CCP classes. The weighted GPA recognizes achievement in honors and advanced placement courses and is used during the senior year for graduation honors and class rank. Only students in the top 5% of the senior class are ranked. We will no longer rank with the class of 2018 and beyond. Honor designations are determined by the following grade point averages: Summa: 4.325 and higher Magna: 4.0 – 4.32499 Cum laude: 3.75 – 3.99 A profile of honors and advanced placement courses is listed on the back of this page. An asterisk on the transcript designates honors courses. Advanced Placement courses are indicated by AP in the title. College Credit Plus courses are shown by CCP in the course title.
Academic criteria used to determine eligibility for National Honor Society (NHS) is 4.0 on the weighted scale.
NUMERICAL GRADE CODE 92-100 = A 83-91 = B 74-82 = C 65-73 = D Below 65 = F Minimum college recommendation grade is 77.
CLASS OF 2016 330 students College bound 89% Four-year college 83% Two-year college 6% Employment 8% Military 3% Other Post-Secondary Education 4% State of Ohio Honors Diploma 54%
Sequential courses in major areas are offered in all college preparatory subjects including art and music. Additional academic course offerings are available through the Comprehensive Collaborative Program, a joint project of the North Canton City, Canton City, Canton Local, Lake Local, Jackson Local, and Plain Local Schools. The International Baccalaureate diploma is offered in a joint venture with Jackson Local and Perry Local Schools with first completion in the Class of 2012.
Honors classes are offered in art, English, mathematics, music, science, social studies, and world languages and several Career/Technical courses. Advanced Placement classes are offered in art, biology, calculus, chemistry, computer science, economics, English, French, German, physics, psychology, Spanish, statistics, United States history, and United States government. All Advanced Placement courses have been evaluated and approved through the College Board AP audit process and are listed on the reverse.
The English Department offers a program of traditional year-long courses, which includes honors, Advanced Placement and College Credit Plus English courses as well as speech and journalism classes. The mathematics program permits selected students to complete algebra in grade 8 culminating in Advanced Placement Calculus in grade 12. The world language program permits selected students to complete the first year of a world language in grade 8 culminating in fifth year Advanced Placement world language in grade 12.
Twelve Career/Technical and Tech Prep programs, which include work experience in skilled and technical occupations, are available to Hoover High School. Students also have access to Career/Technical and Tech Prep offerings at Glen Oak, Lake and Jackson High Schools.
Early admissions college study is open to students through the College Credit Plus Options. In the course title of classes taken through the CCP program, the college or university where the course was completed is indicated. CCP courses are designated in the course title.
TIME SCHEDULE Duration of classes is 43 minutes, five days a week. Additional time and credit are provided for some science laboratory classes. The day consists of nine periods.
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TESTS: CEEB and ACT code number: 363-825
ACT -- Five-year mean score: 23.4 composite Hoover 23.6 average composite Ohio 22 average composite National 20.8 average composite
SAT -- Five-year mean scores: Hoover Critical Reading 570 Math 587 Writing 559 Ohio Critical Reading 543 Math 552 Writing 525 National Critical Reading 496 Math 514 Writing 488
PSAT/NMSQT -- Five-year mean scores for college-bound juniors Hoover Critical Reading 45.7 Math 48 Writing 44.5 Ohio Critical Reading 43.2 Math 44.3 Writing 41.4 National Critical Reading 48.8 Math 51 Writing 48.4
Finalist (F) and Semifinalist (S):
2015-16: S: 2
2014-15: S: 1 F: 1
2013-14: F: 2
2012-13: S: 2
2011-12: S: 1 F: 2
2010-11: S: 2
2009-10: S: 2
2008-09: S: 5
Letters of Commendation