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1 Moanalua Ridge
Honolulu, HI 96818

(808) 421-4130
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4 stars
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January 02, 2014
This is a great school. My child attended here for 2 years and I was very involved. They have a wonderful morning exercise routine in the morning which the kids all respond well to, and parents are welcomed to stay and watch the 15 minute session. Most of the staff are very friendly and go beyond basic teaching strategies to ensure success. Parent participation is encouraged all over the school. The after school pick up is very organized. This school has a very welcoming atmosphere. The Special Education Dept is exceptional, better than any other school my child has attended. IEP meetings are very thorough and translate nicely to other school districts.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2013
The staff at this school is wonderful. The women in the front office and warm and caring. They greet everyone with a smile no matter how busy their day has been. The teachers and administration are student focused and put the needs of their students first.

- submitted by a teacher
July 25, 2012
I was skeptical about public schools in Hawaii. I believe that many parents don't take responsibility for their child's learning, so they blame the schools for their child's issues. Pearl Harbor is a really decent school. The staff is helpful and the teachers I've had to deal with were great! I didn't need to be a nagging parent to get questions answered.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2011
I am satisfied with this school. My child attends prek at this school. This is his second year and the teacher he had last year worked with his challenging behaviors with patience! He was challenged also learned about letters, numbers, shapes, colors and other skills. The teacher and aide are good at what they do. I hope he has a good year this year with his new teacher!

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2011
We were told this was the best school so we fought for our son to go there but instead of learning new things he is repeating pre-k. So disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2010
I was not impressed with this school at all. My child was learning preK-K work in the first grade. She became bored, and lost interest in school. The teacher had no desire to communicate with us when we sent communication to her. Also, certain people in the administrative staff were very unproffessional. The safety of our child was put at risk on more than one occassion.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
My child has recently entered the Pre-K. She loves the school, teacher and teacher aide. We really like the parent teacher interaction that we recieve on a daily basis to know what our child is doing at school. She receives Speech therapy there and we have seen such great improvment. We couldn't be more happier with this school. I would recommend this school to any parent who is considering putting there child into this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2009
My child just entered Preschool at this school. The teacher and aide are amazing. They truly care about my child, are knowledgeable, and know how to focus on his strengths and help him with his needs.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2009
My child was adequately challenged academically at this school. As a transfer from another school on the mainland, I was concerned after hearing negative information about Hawaii public schools. I was pleasantly surprised by my child's second grade teacher as she did an incredible job not only with my child but other children in the class as well. The school offers music, computer lab, PE and art. The administration staff is organized and professional. After a year, I have only good things to say about our experience at Pearl Harbor Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2009
I feel that this school offers wonderful programs and activities for parents and students. The PTSO works really hard to come up with innovative fundraisers and activies which benefits the students. The teachers are hardworking and dedicated to helping their students learn. The students get a well rounded education with computer, music, the arts, and extra curricular programs. The administration does their best to support the teachers, parents and students with their needs. Although there are great parents at this school, I do feel that parental involvement is lacking. When activities are offered, parent turn out is poor. I feel there should be more responsibility on the parents to make sure homework is being done and that they work with the teacher rather than automatically placing blame on them for their child's behavior.

- submitted by a teacher
September 30, 2008
My child is in Special Education at PHE and I am impressed with how they are listening to what I feel are my child's needs and accommodating to the IEP. This is my child's third school here in Hawaii with Special Education and PHE has more to offer than a lot of other elementary schools. It's a shame that you have to send your child to a school out of their zone for special education, because the state does not make all schools adapt to the IDEA law.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2008
Our son is a Pre-K student at PHES, receiving services for speech and developmental delay. We are very happy with the services he is receiving. His Teacher and Aide are WONDERFUL! The ladies in the Main Office were very helpful and patient with my questions during the registration process. I will keep my review as factual as possible. I will say that if I knew then what I know now, I wouldn't have been so stressed over pulling our son out of his previous school and moving to Hawaii and a new school. We will be here for several years, I will update my review as the year progresses.

- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2007
I work as a professional with this school and I have not been impressed at all. The SSC is very unprofessional and makes things difficult for families with children with special needs.

- submitted by a community member
November 30, 2007
Awesome school! Special education department is amazing!

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2007
I love this school. I really like how involved the principal is with the school&students and how the teachers actually care about their students and take the time to assist those who need the extra help! Thank you PHES! Our daughter is finally getting the help/attention she needs!

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2007
This school is freakin' awesome!!!!

- submitted by a former student
August 21, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2005
After switching my child I found out how truly lacking this school academically. We have had to play catch up with our kindergartner. How sad!

- submitted by a parent
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Pearl Harbor Elementary School
1 Moanalua Ridge, Honolulu, HI  96818
(808) 421-4130
Last modified Pearl Harbor Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pearl Harbor Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top