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Sunset Beach Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 456 students

 
 

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Posted October 12, 2010

Teachers, Parents, Kids, All Awsome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

My child attends Sunset Beach Elementary School. She has learned so much and her test scores are very good. She loves her teachers past and present and feels safe at school. She has many friends and the environment if very positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

A GREAT public school! Teachers, staff, students, and parents work together to make good things happen. The location is beautiful. It's a comfortable, safe, and stimulating environment for children.


Posted April 24, 2010

The 'whole package' is just stupendous - the students, teachers, parents, staff, volunteers and community are the best! I have personally been all of the above (except staff) and now am a retired teacher that is a substitute and volunteer. Both my children attended Sunset Beach Elementary School and I just love the atmosphere on the campus - gorgeous Hawaiian plants, children's garden, laughter and learning! It is a special public school to be sure!


Posted April 24, 2010

This is one of the best public schools in Hawaii. There is so much positive involvement with the faculty & community in this country school. Both my children attended SBES. Now my grand daughter will attend. The environment for learning is the best. Wonderful caring teachers & staff make it a stand out school. Ilona Hemperly
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2008

My 10 year old daughter has been going to this school since Kindergarden and we love it. The parents and teachers work together as a team to make our school a wonderful experience for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2008

The enrollment is small, under 400 for PK-6. They have a great school play casting the 6th grade. The PTCA fundraisers provide for a part time music teacher. There is a lot of parent envolvement. Surf nite is held in the cafe in December, with many well known surfers. The curriculum is good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

This school is a awesome place to have fun and learn. The campus is small but big enough. The teachers are very kind but can be strict.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2007

Friendly, always nice. Very safe. My daughter made a lot of friends, and her test scores have gone way up!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 21, 2007

My daughter attends this school and loves it. The teachers are very professional and caring. The level of parent involvement is very high and is welcomed at the school. There is a high emphasis on the academics and meeting the needs of all students. It is also a beautiful, safe and clean campus. I am very happy with this school.
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
71%
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
White 53% 14%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 20% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 34%
Two or more races 10% 8%
Hispanic 6% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Haleiwa, HI 96712
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