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Mokulele Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted January 14, 2014

This school is awful. You, as a parent, are only valued if you are a volunteer and ONLY if you are a SELECT volunteer. So, if you're not in the clique, you aren't going to be listened to. Instead, you will be treated terribly. In truth, the staff treats ALL military families like second class citizens because they aren't local and don't care about the bullying, the subpar curriculum, and talk behind your back - and if you are lucky RIGHT TO YOUR FACE! If I had it to do over again, we would've turned down our orders to come here since our child has been bullied, abused by a teacher, and struggled academically since coming here and the school does not care. Oh, and there's no one to complain to because we're not from here so we don't matter!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2013

Teachers don't take parent input into consideration. They blame lower test scores on students instead of the lack of time students spend at school. I'd love to get a half day once a week and gobs of days off in a school year. The school would improve if it had to follow more strict standards. If it was made into an actual DoD school that would help a lot too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2012

This school is awful! If you can avoid it at all costs, please do for the sake of you and your children! My child excels academically and has a fairly easy time making friends, but the bullying at this school is WAY out of control! My child was threatened by another child that he was going to beat her up after school and my daughter told the teacher out of fear and the teacher told her to deal with it because class was almost over!!!! This is just one of the many issues we have had! I have had countless meetings with the principal who refuses to admit that this school has a bullying problem. The academic situation is even worse! They only care about the students who will get them closer to getting grants (those students who score higher on state tests!)...so if your child has difficulty learning...forget it! AVOID! AVOID! AVOID!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

As military families, we don't often have a lot of choice in the schools our children attend-because we have to live on or near base..We are very disappointed with the Hawaii school systems and their level of academics. That being said, Mokulele is a nice school. The staff really do care about the children and they do.. ok.. with the curriculum they're given. I think they could focus more on academics, and less on school events, brush bot competitions and recess. My girls can play at home. We do feel like its necessary to supplement the kids outside of school..but that would be the case for any school in Hawaii. That is why I give 3 stars in teacher quality. They are all very sweet people, every one of them. I just wish my kids were being challenged more. Over all, Mokulele is a safe, fun place for your kids to attend. It will do...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2009

My children really enjoyed Mokulele. The teachers are wonderful and the Admin. is very much involved. Compared to Hickam Elem., Mokulele has a much better curriculum. My children attended both schools and Mokulele far exceeds Hickam Elem. Parents think Hickam is better because Officer children attend Hickam but they are painstakingly wrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2009

My son attended (Jr.) Kindergarten here. His acacemics improved greatly over the school year. He went recognizing some of the alphabet to reading by year's end. Kindergarten has an impressive curriculum including science, social studies & basics like reading and math. They go to a music class, have PE, and visit the library each week. They have sort of a mentoring interaction with the older grades called Ohana which meets weekly as well. I think each of the kids are a assigned an older 'buddy.' I was impressed that the K's got to go on 5 field trips during the school year. Parent involvement is greatly encouraged. I give the school 4 stars because I felt lost at the beginning of the school year since there was no parent orientation & some of the special events could have been better. I think there will be a parent orientation for 2009-2010.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2006

What is potentially a strong point of this school is the opportunity for teachers to 'articulate', or meet on a weekly basis to plan/discuss curriculum materials and other pending issues. In other schools teachers often work in isolation so time spent with other teachers to discuss classroom issues is often hit-and-miss.
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Posted August 8, 2005

My son attended Kindergarten at the school. I felt academically the school was good, especially with my son coming from a private preschool. The programs that are offered to the kindergartens were music, Hawaiian studies and computers. Each student participated in these programs. The school really stress reading for all the students. The kindergartens went to the library once a week and pick out a book to write their favorite part in the story and draw a pictures. The incentive at the end of the month was a coupon for a personal pan pizza meal at pizza hut. Fit 2 Win was a big fitness program for the school and Hickam Youth Center which the students recorded daily all the fitness activities they did. My son attended the before and after school program at the Hickam Youth Center. The school encourages parents to volunteer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2005

Mokulele was a wonderful school my children loved it and the teachers became friends . The teachers and staff really care for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2005

The staff and teachers @ Mokulele are truly exceptional. My son has ADHD and year after year I see him strive to his fullest potential academically. I give the Mokulele teachers many thanks for their hard work, dedication and patience with my son. I am forever indebted to them. Many thanks! Omayra
—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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%
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

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
83%
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 50% 14%
Black 18% 2%
Hispanic 14% 6%
Two or more races 8% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 34%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 34%
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 26%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Honolulu, HI 96818
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