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Kalani High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 3 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 16, 2011

Former student of Kalani and i have to somewhat agree with some things people rated. There are some great teachers, but if there is no care behind the teaching, then ultimately the student does suffers. It's not just up to the teachers to teach. Its, also up to the students to want to learn. Ultimately, it is the teachers job to teach weather or not the students want to learn, but you do have agree or disagree that when the teachers come to work to do their job, its easy for them to loose sight when all of their efforts to the majority of the students are all for not, but teachers should realize that just because there may be a majority of the students who seem to not care about learning, for some of those its just an act and for some others who want to learn, you maybe doing an injustice. In my experience, when a student had a question after class or needed help after school, some teachers didn't have the time for them. That is an example of not doing your job.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2010

High quality education and dedicated teachers. Safe atmosphere and competitive academics. Even their football team is getting better! Kalani has been a good experience for my son, who is a mainland transfer student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

Out of all the public schools, I believe the best the Hawaiian public schools could get would be way below average. However, since this is one of the better schools in Hawaii is why it would be commended. Teachers are great, and education O.K. but I believe Kalani needs to hire teachers with enthusiasm. The teachers don't know how to take care of their students, and there is no discipline whatsoever. Teaching rates are SUPER slow, and I believe these things that they call Hawaii's 'Public Schools' need improvement big time. I can't see myself as a doctor, or even a entrepreneur, or even a 7/11 owner. My future doesn't seem bright at all, and unless education increases, there is no hope not only for Kalani, but all public schools in this miserable island.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2009

The teachers dont teach... Plain and simple
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

Great Science department, and Awesome Marching Band
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

I am a current student of kalani and absolutely love it :) oustanding teachers and supporting staff, they are a student-centered school and really care about the child's success. The sports are exceptional (well atleast the ones i do).. (Crosscountry, soccer, track)... mmm... marching band is also fantastic
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 8, 2008

My son went to Kalani and received an excellent education. He has gone thru undergraduate and is starting graduate school. His pre-college schooling at Kalani prepared him well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

Many new teachers this year, some of them are excellent, a few are not as good. However, the good thing about young new teachers is that they are more accepting of changing direction and moving ahead compared to the 'stuck in the muc' type of teacher who resist change and thus resist improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2007

Its not like DODDS Standards. They are balanced. this public school is large and hard to teach newcoers to adapt to this school. The education ranked 50 of 50 avg. in U.S. Public States.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2007

Fantastic school with great teachers who care!!!
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Biology I

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 65% 34%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 11% 34%
Two or more races 11% 8%
White 10% 14%
Hispanic 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4680 Kalanianaole Hwy
Honolulu, HI 96821
Phone: (808) 377-7744

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