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Holomua Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded

 
 

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Posted August 24, 2012

All around a great school! The teachers are caring and do a fantastic job with the kids. My daughter has been challenged academically and has learned so much in such a short time. She looks forward to school daily. The staff are helpful and friendly, always a pleasure to work with. This is our first experience with public schools, we've had our kids in private schools. We are extremely happy with Holomua and highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2012

This is a really nice school. Mr.Pang was the best principal I've known. Every time we see him we all start saying "HI MR.PANG!". I really miss him.


Posted September 25, 2009

Our family has only positive comments about Holomua. Our children came from a private school in Kapolei, in which the curriculum was behind the public school system. We were told the first week of attending Holomua that our children were behind. Of course we were shocked! We thought after paying $10,000/year in tuition, they would be receiving the top of the line education. Boy, were we wrong! The teachers did a great job guiding my children to grade level. Another plus...the discipline. We came from a prviate school with zero discipline. This school has policies in place that are enforced. Holomua is a safe environment and you have a warm, welcoming feeling when you're on campus. The administration is amazingly supportive, as this was a total change from the private school. We were so blessed to find this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2008

this school is wonderful, the standards are excellent and i couldn't have asked for a better school for my children. thank you holomua!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

I am a former student of Holomua elementary school. I have been there for 7 years and it was a great school. My only concern are the students and schoolwork. When I was in 6th grade, there were a lot of cliques and a few bullies. I knew a girl who asked me to smoke with her and she was only in 6th grade. Schoolwork is O.K., but I wouldn't say it was the best. The students are missing out on a lot. Overall, it is not a bad school, it got me into one of the best schools in the country, Punahou School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2008

I am most proud of Holomua for its commitment to address each and every child's needs. They go above and beyond what is expected. The whole school is very committed and hard-working. My son LOVED his teachers! He attended Holomua from Kindergarten through 6th grade. Each year, his new teacher became his 'favorite'. This was REALLY important to us as parents. He LOVED his school and misses it dearly. Now, he is in 8th grade, doing very well, and he is even taking High School Algebra....thanks Holomua!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2008

My three younger children came from a private school to Holomua and I am extremely happy with the school, as well as, the curriculum. Additionally, they really work hard to support the military families going the extra mile when the parents are deployed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

Holomua Elementary School is simply one of the best schools in the state. While handling over 1,400 and being the biggest in the islands, they have consistently made the AYP every year for academic excellence. My child has just graduated from the 6th grade this past year and I am truly pleased with not only the principal (Mr. Norman Pang), but the entire staff and support staff. Their Primary School Adjustment Program or PSAP as they are called was a big help during my child's adjustment to kindergarten. I don't know why other people rate this school so low or even if they even have children here, but looking up the statistics, Holomua is among the top schools in terms of academic achievement and overall efficiency rating. Aloha!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

I love my school. It has great assemblies and other things. I love the assemblies. But I can't say my school is the best in everything. I think my school is a great place for learning. When people are being bullies or not being a good student, the teachers handle it. I like the teachers at my school. Holomua 5th graders get to do DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education). We have great activites and computers. I believe that my school is a great place for learning andwe are moving forward towards success!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2008

My daughter has been in Holomua for 2 years now. She is doing exceptionally well. She has some learning issues and they have worked with her to get her to a better level. I am thrilled with how great she is doing now. She actually loves school. Front office staff is wonderful. Health aide, Kim, is the best ever. My daughter has IEP and 504 plan in place and both are carried out to the tee. I am impressed. My little one will be in Kindergarten come July, and I am excited for her to be in the same school as her big sister. Both of my girls have health issues that require multiple visits to health room daily. Kim is superb!! Most of the teachers are wonderful as well. All in all, this is the best school I have ever seen!!! A+++++ in our book!!! A. Pratt
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

Communication with the parents tends to be average - counselors are great, no-bully policy is great and enforced. Though teachers meet on same-grade curriculum every week, variation in teachers' strengths and weaknesses a real down point, especially if you have two kids in the same grade. Twin policy stinks and no leeway is given to the parents on this issue. Control in the classroom is only average, but this is due to the population, not due to the teachers or school per say. Office staff can be helpful, if you can break through the social boundaries. Very silly policies are in place here - youngest child of the family in the school gets the lunch menu - if there is real communication on who is the youngest child. Missing work reported to parents at end of year - why then?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2007

As a parent and a teacher at another school I am extremely happy with Holomua. Mr. Pang the principal is extremely dedicated and never seems to leave the school! The teaching and office staff are friendly and committed as well. I feel sorry for the parent who gave the school poor marks as their experience is far from the norm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2007

Terrible school, office staff and principal are rude! Thank goodness my child was accepted on a GE to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Top notch school! Nothing but wonderful things to say about the teachers, principal and curriculum! My daughter is in the advanced program and loves it and my son has ADHD and the school has worked diligently to see that he has the help he needs and that he is making progress socially and academically! Keep up the great work Holomua and thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2005

Fantastic school, year round schedule, Mr. Pang (Principle) extremely involved. One of the best elementary schools on the leeward side.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2004

As a proud parent and member of the Holomua PTSA, I am thrilled with the education my children are getting at Holomua Elementary. The entire staff demonstrates committment and dedication on a daily basis! Mr Pang, the Principal, is a ball of energy and a great leader.
—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.

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grade 10 in biology. 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 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grade 10 in biology. 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 65% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grade 10 in biology. 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 61% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grade 10 in biology. 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 59% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grade 10 in biology. 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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 48% 34%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 23% 34%
Hispanic 10% 6%
White 10% 14%
Two or more races 6% 8%
Black 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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