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Koko Head Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 270 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2011:
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Posted September 19, 2012

Leadership is lacking at this school. It makes me sad that I've overheard administrative staff talking and gossiping about its special education team. I understand if this is admins second year, but it would be helpful for parents to be better prepared, better informed, and if the staff and parents were given some compassion. Meetings are rushed. Questions unanswered. Gossiping leadership? My sons education is at stake here while school continues to point fingers at one another, no responsibility is taken and kids are an afterthought. It's very sad. On a positive note, there is an excellent special ed preschool teacher and she is warm, inviting, answers my questions. I feel like we are partners. I also got a lot of support from the occupational therapist and the person who was doing an iq test. Very helpful. :) If it wasn't for the teacher, I would have zero faith in this school.


Posted January 27, 2011

I'm not happy with this school! My daughter is very social, loving, and bright. The school does not allow the kids to play on the playground due the equipment being unsafe...so the children only have a grass area to play in. Also, my child has been bullied and harassed. I have made formal complaints and they continue to turn the other way. In addition another parent witnessed a sped teacher being verbally abusive to a children with disabilities. She reported it and the sped teacher still works there. They dont care!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2008

Rating is based on opinions regarding quality of educational curriculum, administration, quality and professionalism of teachers, social culture, and facilities. Our children have had 1 excellent , 2 average, and 1 below average teacher (disorganized, puts children down). There are limitations w/the State's mandated curriculum. Similar learning environment that we had in public elementary school as children in the 70s. There is one teacher whose reputation is so poor that when parents approach that grade level is it common that they leave the school, or request another teacher, or supplement at home. The administration is one of the better respected and in our experience they are responsive and compassionate. PTO lacks based on exclusionary vibe. Missed opportunities for bringing school families closer. Many wonderful families that we discovered through community activities (not school). Nice arts program/music. Facilities are clean and adequate (builidings recently painted). Overall good rating but room for improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2005

This school seems to be overlooked and underrated in every category. Teachers are excellent, our Principal emphasizes unity, harmony, Ohana(family). Very clean grounds and the lunches are delicious. Parents are always invited to participate and get involve. May Day is Lei Day in Hawai'i and the students perform songs and dance of our culture-Beautiful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2005

All the 4th grade students learn to play ukulele. Keiki Carnival in March is just for fun, not fund raising. Foods are prepared at 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.

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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 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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%

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 62% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
82%
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 54% 35%
White 17% 14%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 14% 34%
Two or more races 9% 8%
Hispanic 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Black 2% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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189 Lunalilo Home Rd
Honolulu, HI 96825
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