Hoover High

Hoover High

Features at a glance

Foreign language instruction

Career technical education courses

An organic garden on campus

Special Olympics program

AVID college preparedness school

Ecology and environment learning programs

School-based sports and athletics clubs

Parent involvement programs, including a parent center

Supports for LGBTQIA students, including a GSA club

Wellness programs and onsite wellness coordinator

Safe and inclusive anti-bullying leadership programs

Community and business partnerships

Internships with local companies in STEAM fields

Dual college enrollment enabling students to earn college credits

Scholarship-level athletics

Military JROTC school offering leadership development

Opportunities for internships and apprenticeships

Additional Visual and Performing Arts clubs, partnerships, and opportunities

Gifted and Talented Education

Integrated project-based learning


Performing Arts

Visual Arts

Welcome to The Nest - Hoover High, Home of the Cardinals!

Hoover High School students have the opportunity to take advantage of several fantastic programs that support students both academically and socially/emotionally.  Our community is rich with college access and support programs, including the College Avenue Compact, which offers a guaranteed admission to San Diego State University with fulfillment of requirements at Hoover.  Hoover is the ONLY school in SDUSD that offers a guaranteed admission to San Diego State University!  With so many on-campus and community partners, our students are surrounded by adults who want to ensure we provide opportunities for all students to achieve their goals.

All Hoover students have access to our new career-focused Hoover Academies:

  • AOIT: Academy of Information & Technology. Focused on state of the art technological skills.
  • ALMA: Academy of Literature, Media and Arts. Supporting creative talents, including broadcast journalism.
  • AHHC: Academy of Health and Healthier Communities. Focused on health care professions.
  • SABE: Sustainable Academy of Building & Engineering. Focused in fields of Green construction, environmental sustainability, and civil engineering.
  • SJA: Social Justice Academy: educates, organizes, and advocates positive social action for self, family, community and the environment.


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 2,300 students is rich in cultural diversity, welcoming students from a variety of backgrounds, origins, and languages.  “Diversity” is a tenet of our “Cardinal PRIDE” mantra, as we embrace our differences, yet are proud and united as Hoover Cardinals.


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. 

Hoover is also home to several brand-new state of the art classroom buildings, offices, and a performing arts theater that is a crown jewel of the neighborhood. Come see Hoover for yourself!


Contact us


Hoover High
4474 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego,CA92115