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Honaunau Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 142 students

 

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Posted May 13, 2012

Excellent school, great teachers and administrators. I couldn't be happier sending our first grader there. To the parent who criticized the school for relatively poor performance on standardized test scores, fooey. In early years, provided basics are learned (and I know they are) the development of attitude toward the learning/growing experience is of far greater importance. If a parent feels his/her child is not learning enough, the parent should shoulder the responsibility of teaching the child more at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2010

The school is small with attention to individual students needs. The teachers seem to recognize strengths and weaknesses and address them in the right manner. Because the school as a whole is diverse in ethnicity, the children respect each other and learn from it. The teachers all network and share ideas and are on the same page. The small class size is ideal for small groupings of level instruction.


Posted September 7, 2005

I am unhappy with the scores compared to other schools close to our district. Everytime I mention this to the principal, she replys that it is the income status of the parents. Meaning this is a lower income area.(we purchased our home for over 600,000. thats not low income to me) I don't feel this is the complete reason. instead of making a big deal every month over safty, sharing, disipline, ect.. lets make a big deal of the academic achievers and other students might follow. Where did the honor roll go?
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. The HSA is a standards-based test that measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Hawaii. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Hawaii Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2012.

16 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2012.

16 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. The HSA is a standards-based test that measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Hawaii. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Hawaii Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
54%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. The HSA is a standards-based test that measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Hawaii. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Hawaii Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2012.

21 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2012.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. The HSA is a standards-based test that measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Hawaii. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Hawaii Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 56% 34%
Hispanic 27% 4%
White 10% 14%
Asian 5% 35%
Two or more races 2% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Captain Cook, HI 96704
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