« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
6-8 & Ungraded
Public district
Honolulu, HI
Students enrolled: 833

Contact this school

310 Halemaumau St
Honolulu, HI 96821

(808) 377-2440
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Niu Valley Middle School address.
October 07, 2014
If you want your child to have a friendly evironment, this is not the school. My daughter had been subbed and pushed by a group of bullies, and the best part? The yachts didn't care. I am dissapinter with this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2014
My daughter was slammed into a door by another kid then kicked/tripped by the same student. She was also verbally abused along with my wife from this child. The schools response for the students to sign a contract to stay away from each other....What is that? This boy is 14 and he's beating up a 12 year old girl and that's the response from the Vice Principal. Ridiculous. if I could afford private school I would send my child.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2014
The teachers pay no mind to a child if their falling behind, the only teacher who really cared was my social studies teacher, and the whole school overall has that sorta Hostile feel to it, I wish I could go to a different school, but its the only relatively close school. Also, they may been one of the best schools, but the work is usually way ahead of us. -Student

- submitted by a community member
April 28, 2014
From the 2 years we've been at this school, it appears the only thing of value is how many certifications and honors the teachers or principal receive, and the accolades of their Band Program. Everything else is shot down the drain: no sports program, improvement in SPED, or professionalism when responding to parent inquiries. My 6th grader said there are days when the teachers don't teach - only giving speeches about their personal problems because they had a bad day.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2013
We had our daughter in this school for one year. It was the worst school year she has ever had. There was a group of mean girls who made her life miserable. We tried to help her work through it, but by the end of the year realized we just needed to get her into a safer environment and enrolled her in private school. The teachers were fine and we liked the IB curriculum, but the school did not take bullying seriously.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2013
Some teachers are okay, however most are teaching their opinions. The 6th graders are reading a book about gay lovers because we have to "accept" everyone. I am against this only because we need to "accept" everyone at this school except the religious students. Any type of christianity is not acceptable to talk about at this school. Takes away freedom from the good kids.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
So far communication at the school has been pretty good. The only thing is I wished we had heard about our child's progress from all the teachers before the progress reports came home. Some teachers had emailed earlier, but I didn't realize there was another class to be concerned about. The counselor has been working with our child and took the time to talk with me briefly just as the school day started. Luckily we were on the same page and she was already working with our child. While every class, subject, or unit studied will be interesting, our child has to understand the work needed to get done no matter what. Still waiting for all the back work to get caught up, especially before the end of the quarter. Appreciate the teachers and counselor's interest in helping our child succeed. Also like the fact the school provides opportunities for parent learning and encourages communication with our child's teachers.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
My daughter is in 6th grade and loves going to NVMS. She feels the teachers are approachable and the expectations are clearly stated. There's more homework than 5th grade; however she finds time to complete her homework and participate in other activities outside of school. The principal had the vision and support to make NVMS an International Baccalaureate school. Hurrary for public schools!

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2013
My son is attending this school this 2012-13 year. He has special education (SPED) classes but is too excelled for them. We moved him into general ed classes but the teachers are too busy to help him and would rather help their more independent "smarter" students. So, he was forced back into SPED just to get the attention and time he needs to pass his class even if the content was far too easy. At one point, he was teaching one of his SPED classes because he already knew the content so well! He just needed more time. There is no transitional classes and no protection for students wanting to get out of SPED to more challenging classes. The tenured teachers ganged up on him last year and forced him back into SPED again because they felt he was too distracted. He wanted preferential seating in those classes and was not allowed. This same thing has happened this year and I am ready to pull him out of this school. These tenured teachers tend to be bullies and are not reprimanded by administration for their despicable and truly sad behavior. If you care about your developmentally delayed child, don't put them in this school!

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2013
So far so good.... My son is finishing 6th grade and I am very happy with this school. Teachers on his team are outstanding!! I am very involved and attended orientation prior to arrival to 6th grade. They extensively review rules and dress code at orientation so we had no surprises. I would encourage all to GET involved!! Also make sure you READ the parent handbook. It is very helpful.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 21, 2009
Great school my child learns alot from this school

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2009
It's a small school with a big heart!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 30, 2009
The teachers are caring and fun.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
we value the characteristics of - risk taking and caring, in addition to the commonly expected values of respect, critical thinking etc.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
It has a great International Baccalaureate program with enthusiastic teachers/administrators.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
A great school! In the process of being accredited as an International Baccalaureate School, and an academics-emphasizing, nurturing, learning environment!

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2009
Being a Hawaii public school it is above average but overall it's lacking in many departments namely being skilled teachers. In the 8th grade I can say that the good core teachers consist of Clyde Kobashigawa- Science, and Erin Noordhoff-English.

- submitted by a student
May 12, 2009
to much teasing and bullying you dont always feel safe...but good academics

- submitted by a student
January 12, 2009
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a teacher
October 14, 2008
it was ok but they couldve increased the pe program but the teachers were great.

- submitted by a student
June 16, 2008
The teachers are dedicated to their craft! The curriculum is challenging yet still age appropriate. I only wish there were more parents who participated in school events.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2008
I think that this school is awesome.

- submitted by a student
August 18, 2007
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a student
January 09, 2007
This is an outstanding school, my two sons study there. I am very thankful to the teachers and staff members of that school

- submitted by a parent

Profile Completeness


Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: October 16, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Niu Valley Middle School
310 Halemaumau St, Honolulu, HI  96821
(808) 377-2440
Last modified Niu Valley Middle School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Niu Valley Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top