Hoopa Elementary School is a K‐8 school, located in the heart of the Hoopa Indian Reservation. The largest Indian Reservation in California, Hoopa encompasses approximately 550 square miles of rugged mountains and valleys linked by dirt roads, navigable river routes, and a two‐lane highway. The student population is 425, with over 94 percent of the students being identified as American Indian. 96.5 percent of the students receive free or reduced lunch. Students generally belong to one of three local tribal groups: Hupa, Karuk, or Yurok.
Hoopa Elementary School serves children in the communites of: Hoopa, Weitchpec, Pecwan, and Willow Creek. Hoopa Elementary has a staff of 31 regular classroom teachers, two resource teachers, one counselor, one social workers, one part‐time District nurse, one secretary, one attendance clerk, and two administrators. We are proud of our K‐3 class size reduction program, which enables our students in K‐3 to have more opportunity for educational growth in a class of 20 students or less per teacher.
We are a proud Turn Around Art partner school and have continued our efforts in Arts Integration school wide. This year we are proud to annouce that we will embark on a implementing a new English Language Arts Program. Success for All has helped children to read, learn and succeed through cooperative learning strategies and proven, research-based programs. Our approach aligns, supports and inspires students, parents, teachers and administration to work together to create an engaging and effective learning environment. This ELA adoption will be a big part of our early literacy efforts. As a recipient of the Early Literacy Service Block Grant, Hoopa Elementary will continue our efforts in addressing literacy in this community.
Hoopa Elementary School is dedicated to the recognition of the unique value of each person providing active learning in a safe, supportive environment. We have made a commitment to make education on the Hoopa Indian Reservation a positive experience, and provide a means to prepare all children for post‐secondary education and career technical skills on and off of the Reservation.