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Pauoa Elementary School

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Posted April 27, 2010

Because the faculty, parents and students are one big family- very friendly and helpful. In addition, the teachers are excellent and go above and beyond- working on weekends to create stages for plays that their students are in, volunteering their time, advocating for important causes, educating the youth on issues such as preserving the environment, physical health, and emotional well-being.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

Major changes occurred during the 2006-07 school year involving leadership and parent involvement. The incoming Principal and newly appointed parent coordinator work diligently to improve the quality of education and parent involvement in the school. Curriculum additions for the 2007-08 school year include Science, and Music and Fine Arts. Math Investigations will be used in mathematic instruction. Monthly parent workshops, family activities and community/school wide events support student learning, achievement & academic success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2006

The level of parent involvement/support is extremely low. Many of them rely on the teachers to carry the majority of the responsibility to educate their children. Hopefully with the support of our new principal, more parents will get involved (PTA, school functions, etc.)and take a more active role in their child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2006

I would highly recommend Pauoa School to any parent who is searching for a school that focuses on helping every child to reach his/her potential and focusing on the 'whole child.' We have had 2 sons receive an excellent education at Pauoa- over a span of 14 years that we have been associated with the school. Parents do make a difference by participating on the PTA,School Community Council, and volunteering on special projects. Hawaiian is taught by the kupuna at all grade levels, PTA sponsored Reflections program involves music, art & literacy that all grades participate in. Tutoring for math and literacy for students are offered for students' needing extra supports. A supportive and positive learning environment. If more parents participated, more resources could come to the school. That is the key to a successful school - high parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2006

The level of parent involvement is very low. We have just gotten a new principal so hopefully she will help to get the school back on track and bring the focus back on the kids. The quality of the academic programs are okay. If you want a school that gives a lot of homework, this school is not for you. There are no foreign language offerings here or a music program. And there are no extracurricular activities offered at the school. There are a few good teachers at Pauoa but it is the luck of the draw if your child gets a good teacher or not. Also, the library is not a place where the children enjoy going. Pauoa definitely needs a lot of changes done. Currently, I would not recommend this school to anyone. I am hopeful that the new principal will improve the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2005

Academically this is not a bad school, but parent involvement is low. A few excellent teachers. Music, art, and sports programs are pretty much non-existent. Not much area for the kids to play during recess. Good principal and staff. Both my children have recieved a good eductaion here at Pauoa Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2003

great schooling. Nice 'home town' community feeling. Kind and loving teachers & staff!!
—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 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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%

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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 54% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 27% 34%
Two or more races 12% 8%
White 4% 14%
Hispanic 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2301 Pauoa Rd
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 587-4500

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