Hoover-Wood Elementary School
Office: 630-937-8300; Attendance 630-937-8303
Hoover-Wood Elementary School serves students throughout Batavia's southeast side. During the 2010-11 school year, Hoover-Wood hosts the Batavia Public School District 101's bilingual kindergarten program. It also hosts the district's We Help Enrich Early Literacy kindergarten program, or WHEEL for short.
The school was named after longtime Batavia educators Eldora Hoover and William Wood.
The Hoover-Wood school building layout is the exact same as Grace McWayne Elementary School on Batavia's west side. The schools opened on the same day: Aug. 28, 2001.
- Fax: 630-937-8301
- Hours: School year: 8am - 4:30pm; Summer: 8am - noon
- Handicap Accessible: Elevator to second floor
- Founding Date: 2001
- Number of students: 463
- Public/Private: Public
- Financial aid: Yes
- Religious affiliation: None
- Parking: Free lot, On-street: free
- How engaged is the school with the community?: The student council works to benefit not just local residents but other communities as well, Hoover-Wood Principal Lew Girmscheid said. In 2010, the students raised funds for Haiti earthquake relief efforts.
- What makes this community special?: "Our parents see each other through other (organizations) in the district," Girmscheid said. "They have many opportunities to know each other and work together before they even get to this school, which is nice."
- Montessori: No
- Grade levels: K-5
- Special education: Yes
- Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Computer lab, Infirmary, Library
- Extracurricular activities available: Band, chorus, orchestra
- Student clubs: Student council