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Waikiki Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 436 students

 

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Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014

fun friendly school , always something new happening. Staff put so much time and thought into their work, we love it !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Waikiki Elementary is a wonderful school. It is exceptional in friendliness, true caring for children, and the academics are top notch, ranking 94 and 93% in the state assessments. The principal is remarkabe. It's no wonder it is a blue ribbon school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2012

Waikiki school has the ideal environment for children to learn and succeed in their life. love the fact that they stress on 'Habits of mind'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2010

Excellent philosophy (Habits of the Mind) that focuses on character education. Strong special education department, particularly in grades 4-6. Great after-school enrichment opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2010

I love this school! The school has a great philosophy and is carried out by the staff. My son is having fun and learning a lot. I hope they can start a middle school with the same philosophy :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Creative, compassionate, intimate, Waikiki Elementary School welcomes children and tries its best to help them thrive.


Posted October 16, 2009

Great small school incorporates 'habit of mind' in all their classes. The teachers, administrators, and parents work with each other to provide a safe and productive environment for our kids. We love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

My son attended Waikiki Elementary for 2 years and he absolutely loved it. The academics are wonderful, but above all, the school's emphasis on mindfulness makes it top notch. It is obvious that everyone, from the admin to the faculty to the staff has incredible buy in to this philosophy. It is infused in all they do. We miss Waikiki, and I would HIGHLY recommend it to any parent seeking high quality education in a caring, nurturing environment.


Posted July 26, 2009

I have friends whose children attend private school, and they are envious of our kids who attend Waikiki. Great education (at a great price.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2008

I absolutely love Waikiki School. My two children have attended there since the kindergarten and I just love the entire staff. The principal is extremely caring and nice, along with the teachers and staff. They make you feel as if you were family. It is also a blue ribbon school and they have high quality of standards. I would highly recommend Waikiki School!! =)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2007

After transferring from another school in the Honolulu district, we have been very happy with Waikiki School. The administration and the front office are great, along with teachers and parents. We feel that our daughter is getting a top notch education and regardless of where she goes in her education life, this school is providing a solid foundation for her. Their A+ program is one of the best and does not have constant turnover like at some schools. overall, we are extremely happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2006

I think Waikiki School has great teachers and staff. Overall I am happy with Waikiki School. The only problem I had was during my child's kindergarten teacher. She does not have patience with teaching the kids that really need the help. If the child needs help she is very negative in a non-constuctive way. She just says the child just cannot do it while all the other children can. She is also unopened to any solutions that may help the child such as sitting in front of the class instead of the back of the class. My child is doing very well with the other teachers and has had a great experience with the school once he got pass that class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2006

When my daughter (7 yrs old, 2nd grade) and I moved to Oahu, we looked both at public and private schools. I liked the Waikiki school for the individual attention that the principal gave us. She gave us a tour and told us about the values that they teach. Throughout school, there are signs that espouse their values. My daughter says that she picked Waikiki because 'alot of people were very nice.' She has attended for about 2 months now. She still misses the friends from her school in Utah, but overall she says it is good. They teach Hawaiian and Japanese. Nice Parents also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2005

Our child has gone to K~2nd grade here. Mrs. Oaks, Mrs. Shimada, and Mrs. Caine have been wonderful teachers. Loving Care, Disipline and Science. The A+ teachers have also been very helpful with homework and activities. Beautiful.Our child has gone to K~2nd grade here. Mrs. Oaks, Mrs. Shimada, and Mrs. Caine have been wonderful teachers. Loving Care, Discipline and Science. The A+ teachers have also been very helpful with homework and activities. Beautiful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2005

We love this school. Everyone who works there tries to treat you like family. It is great. The teachers and staff are wonderful. I even went here as a child. It still has the same homey feeling. It is a very wonderful school.
—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.

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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 63% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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 62% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
66%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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 58% in 2012.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2012.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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 46% 35%
Two or more races 24% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 15% 34%
White 12% 14%
Hispanic 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Honolulu, HI 96815
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