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Honokaa Elementary School

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Posted June 23, 2014

Honokaa Elementary is much better than, I believe Waimea Elementary, mental math isn't enforced, follow up/communication is very poor, I'd say with nearly all teachers. They have a stronger program, stronger than Middle and their High School, a lot of the Veteran's have retired :( Assuming, your child isn't a struggling learner. I do really like the VP and Principal (better than the previous), Admin is also very sweet. My main complaint is the communication w/ Elementary teachers, my child is a soaring grade level 2nd grader
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2014

Honokaa Elementary, my daughter is a gt student, she will figure it out, but what's the point in the teacher, if she's not doing her job?? my daughter has been coming home with new assigments and has no clue, as to what the steps are?? in grade 2, the communication is very poor with this teacher, is she that busy, she can't reply to an email, call, text, skype?! I was to she was a great teacher!!! hmmm, where do they get these teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2013

Got rid of one bad Principal and now this one is getting to be as bad as the other one. Bullying and teasing is a problem. Don't send your gt kid here because they only care about the low kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2008

The Teacher's are very caring and spend quality time with the kids. The staff are also very caring and once, the secretary actually walked my nephew across town to an appointment. The principal has also tried to put the children first and I have great respect for her. There has been issues with the faculty and administration and I hope for all concerned it will be resolved but I don't believe the students have been affected or are even aware of it. Overall, I believe the school is a great one and the students are able to grow and learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

There has been a 30% turnover rate of faculty for the year 2007. Something is amiss and sense that it ia serious. Unless it is corrected the ratings will be come lower and more teachers will leave. The overall impact on the students ability to learn will be negatively impacted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2007

Honokaa Elementary school follows the states HCPSIII, was given the honor of being a Standards in Actions School and is moving forward with a definate academic plan. Some art and music is offered during the school day, and then supplimented after school throught the NHCLC 21st Cen grant program for after achool activities.Parents are getting involved when ever they are given an opportunity. Family events are quite successful with good attendance.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted August 1, 2006

Poor acedemics programs, bad communication between parents and administration.
—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

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
49%
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
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 42% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 28% 34%
White 14% 14%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Two or more races 7% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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45534 Pakalana St
Honokaa, HI 96727
Phone: (808) 775-8820

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