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Kaimuki Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded

 

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Posted February 8, 2014

My son is a student at Kaimuki. While most the teachers at Kaimuki are great if you have a problem with one right or wrong the school will not advocate for the student. There is very little teacher accountability. I moved to Hawaii with a straight A student and will be moving back home with a student who has A's one B and currently an F. The teacher has been cruel to him by causing him to miss lunches and wander around the school looking for answers to what was wrong with his paper while refusing to help him when he didn't understand the information on her rubric. When all was said and done all that was missing was a period after the html. This is one example of many. She has also asked him to keep things between them and spoken derogatorily about me. I feel for the other kids in the class whose parents maybe aren't involved and who have to go it alone,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2014

Kaimuki Middle School has the best teacher/staff anyone could ask for. They are always helping you and they are very understanding and kind. Each grade is split up into different teams like 6th Grade has Na Koa, Na Hoku, and Laulima. 7th has Hui Ho'oulu, Lokahi, and Helu Ekahi. I don't know 8th grades though. I'm only in 7th grade. We have the best music program Ukulele, Band, Orchestra, and Chorus. Each year, some band, orhcestra, and chorus students go to Elementary schools and play for them teaching them about the instruments. Its really fun. I like all the activities and sports they have. We have health classes and CTE.


Posted December 28, 2013

Kaimuki Middle School is overall a good school in my opinion. Some of the best features of this school are the teachers, the Music program, and the energy of me and my fellow classmates. To start off with the teachers, they are very nice. If a student needs help and/or a student has an issue with education or a classmate, teachers will talk to you in their free time to come up with the best solution. Teacher also have tutoring time after school, and can help students with any homework in order for students to fully understand their work. Now for the Music Program. There are is a wide variety of options for any of the students which include, Band, Orchestra, Chorus, and Ukulele. All of which is a great experience. Students must attend one of the classes daily, perform in concerts, and have the option for an annual trip that can take you around the world! One final thing that I found great are a couple of my classmates. The whole class can create an environment of teamwork and energy which is great for any student. Every school can have great things to it, and not so good things. "KMS" sometimes feels unsafe, as there are no fences or protection to it. Other than that it's great,


Posted October 3, 2013

Kaimuki was a pretty good school, except that they move at a fast pace and the teachers don't get paid for staying after school, hence students are unable to get help if they have fallen behind. We had one of or the best public middle school band on Oahu, and we made up a good percentage of graduating kids that were accepted and now attend private schools. Overall, I think that Kaimuki just needs to put more struggling students into slower, more helpful classes, just like any other public school in America.


Posted November 30, 2011

This is not a good school for kids on the lower side of standards. They do not offer any supportive services if your child is struggling to keep up. My daughter would try coming during recess or after school for help, but the teacher would have appointments to go to or not available. They don't offer any tutoring like other schools do. I asked if she could be in a lower class rather then keep following behind. I was told that they have thousands of kids and they don t have anymore lower classes available. When I asked about the law no child left behind they said that they are in the standards. My opinion is that this is an uncaring school. They only care about meeting the standard and not about the kids being left behind as long as they have enough kids that do meet the standards they don t have to help the kids that don t.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2010

kaimuki middle school is a great school with a lot of fun and nice students


Posted October 3, 2009

Administration, faculty, staff begin the vision, the parents help out, the children live it:'KMS, a place with heart that challenges and strengthens the mind, body, and spirit
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2009

Kaimuki middle school is a place with heart that strengthens the mind, the body and soul. Kaimuki is truly one of the safest schools around. It has a great band teacher and is known to have one of the best bands. We play pieces that are high school level and we get to travel around the world. I believe kaimuki middle school is the best place to send a child there because. They will feel safe and supported. No bullies whatsoever no bad things happen.. And if there would be then we would have the secirity guards to look after us. I love kaimuki middle school. It has a great education and its a safe place to send you child to school
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2008

I love kaimuki middle school. Every time I go to school I never wanted to leave, and when I do leave I always want to go back. in kaimuki middle school there are only good students and grades. At kaimuki middle school the education is excellent, the teachers are all expirienced and the students are kind. Also, kaimuki has won many awards as a very distinguished school. It is the perfect school, and I, as a student, would highly reccommend it to anyone who is considering going there.
—Submitted by a student


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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 59% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
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 55% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
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 59% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%
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 56% 34%
Two or more races 18% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 16% 34%
White 8% 14%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Black 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Music teacher(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

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  • Gifted specialist(s)
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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  • Chaperone school trips
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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631 18th Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: (808) 733-4800

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