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Hokulani Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 365 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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Posted April 20, 2013

We are very satisfied with the education our three children have received at Hokulani School. The homework load is rather heavy and parents need to be on top of things by spending time and going over it with their children. I found the teachers to be very responsive to any concerns and questions regarding our children's homework, academic progress and overall well being in school. The students are well mannered and there is careful monitoring of student behavior and conduct by the teachers and staff in order to maintain a positive learning environment. Hokulani recently received a national "Blue Ribbon" award for academic excellence in 2012. Mahalo, to the teachers and staff at Hokulani School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2012

RE: This school is great for older children If I may ask, who was your child's K Teacher?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2012

This school is great for older children. My girl's teachers were motivated and listened to our concerns, also offered after-school help/time to alleviate their homework load this past year. However! I must warn incoming kindergartener families that they should be a lot involved with their teacher and class so you can get as much information and support for your child. Otherwise you won't know what they are learning just from their homework, and status about your child until the first quarter grades are out. Communication is challenging with the teachers, as they are not open-minded. Principal is hard to talk to since he tends to back up his teachers only without trying to hear you out. Those K teachers obviously need help and inspiration as they exhibit irritability and lack of affection. Expect lost papers, very little smiles to children. Lack of adult supervision causes accidents and avoidable misbehavior. I had to help my child write an apology letter at home (?!?) for his misbehavior. You will definitely miss your "happy" child. As long as your child can perform well academically through the year, just bear with it until s/he reaches the next grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2008

My two sons attended Hokulani from kindergarten through grade 6. It provided them with an excellent foundation for middle, high school, and college. One son attended Santa Clara University and the other attended Loyola Marymount University. Both graduated in four years and have completed their Master's degrees. One son participated in Hokulani's cultural exchange program, going to Japan in the fifth grade. It is an excellent school.


Posted August 4, 2004

Hokulani School benefits from the prior experiences the students bring to school and active parent involvement. The students are generally of high average intelligence and conduct themselves appropriately in the school setting. Many of the teachers implement creative curricular projects that engage, challenge, and encourage creativity. There still needs to be more articulation among faculty and the administration to establish a spiral curriculum that is consistent throught the grade levels. While most teachers are nurturing, some can be autocratic.
—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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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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
81%

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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
84%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2012.

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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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian 65% 35%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 13% 34%
Two or more races 12% 8%
White 7% 14%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Black 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Honolulu, HI 96816
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