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Pearl Harbor Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted January 2, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted December 8, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted February 4, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted November 30, 2007

Awesome school! Special education department is amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 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


Posted March 4, 2007

This school is freakin' awesome!!!!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted 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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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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
62%

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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 29% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 27% 34%
Two or more races 14% 8%
Hispanic 13% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 9% 34%
Black 7% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Honolulu, HI 96818
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