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Holualoa Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 516 students

 

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Posted February 12, 2012

Both children enrolled this year after a lifetime at private schools. They absolutely LOVE the school, teachers and activities. They have excelled and there are so many special activities to participate in. . .robotics, tech team, Newberry Book team, and recently, a track team. All of the teachers are so passionate in what they do and in the children! School assemblies are great honoring the honor students and students of the month, insuring all parents of children receiving awards are informed so they can attend. Their PTO is so active and successful! The Principal and Vice Principal are so active and are always seen, caring for their school and children. Love this school, I am just said it only goes to 5th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2009

This school is amazing. The teachers are excellent@
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

It has a good principal and good teachers. They are helped by the Holualoa Foundation for Arts & Culture to bring art into the school working with the teachers.


Posted October 9, 2009

My son, currently in third grade, has gone to this school since Kindergarten and he has thrived. My second son is now attending Holualoa, and mind you, not as akamai as the first but with the teachers support, he is also thriving. I feel fortunate to have my sons belong to an amazing academic environment and blessed to have a wonderful and caring staff that Holualoa Elementary School exhibits. Mahalo!
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Posted June 20, 2009

my daughter attended Holualoa k-5 and never wanted to leave(she is 26 now) and her 8yr old brother attended this past year and had some of her past teachers as his or as a sub1 how cool is that..sad to say we are moving to MT and the school is 10children to every teacher...Holualoa Rocks!!! we'll be back if it dos'nt work out up there...
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Posted October 14, 2008

My family has gone to this school for generations, it is the best on the island! My daughter is currently in 1st grade there, and we love it! Congratulations Holualoa on winning the Blue Ribbon Award, and for such awesome test scores! We love it there! Not to mention Tammy Aiona and Shaula Tualaulelei are fabulous examples of love and great help to the kids, they make the school warm and inviting! Kapi
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Posted October 2, 2008

Coming from the mainland (top notch public school), this school is simply amazing! It encourages parent involvement, demands discipline - every DAY! Great foundation for those parents that want their kids to attend collage! Be prepared to be involved in your child s education! Not to mention Holualoa Elementary is a Blue Ribbon Recipient!!!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2011.

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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 36% 34%
White 28% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 34%
Hispanic 10% 6%
Two or more races 8% 8%
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 50%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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765957 Mamalahoa Hwy
Holualoa, HI 96725
Phone: (808) 322-4800

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