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Nuuanu Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 377 students

 
 

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Posted May 29, 2011

Nuuanu is a wonderful school. I experienced this first hand as a student. I had a fourth grade teacher named Mrs. Hamane who would come in on Sundays to help students who were struggling with different subjects, above and beyond the call of teaching. Both of my children and my neices and nephew also attended Nuuanu, my son even had the same sixth grade teacher I had. My sister even moved back home just to be in the disrict The school is more like a big family, parent involvement is amazing and rewarding and the teachers are like old friends. As a matter of fact one teacher is an alumni.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2008

Our daughter is starting K this fall. We were registered at another 'highly ranked' Elem., but got the call from Nuuanu. We were happy w/our orig. choice but decided to tour anyway. The principal(!) made the time to show us around. What a beautiful campus...which is surrounded by the Koolaus and looks down to the ocean. No need for a/c as it's very cool & breezy. We know it rains a lot there but they have a covered play area (the size of 3 or 4 bball courts). The Principal knew the kids by name and some called out to him as we walked by the classes. We were also impressed to see some of the projects funded by the parent group which seems amazingly supportive. Traffic is also not bad getting there. And finally, the ofc. staff is helpful and friendly!
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Posted May 11, 2004

The teachers and admin staff are excellent with the children. The parent and volunteer involvement is awesome. Children who attend Nuuanu receive an excellent education. My child went from a private school to a public school and the only difference I saw was amount of money I was able to save- that's how excellent the quality of the education level is at Nuuanu Elementary.
—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

 
 
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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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
87%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
81%
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 59% 34%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 18% 34%
Two or more races 11% 8%
White 8% 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 12%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3055 Puiwa Ln
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 595-5422

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