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Central Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 394 students

 

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Posted April 10, 2013

In reality, this school is a very good school. They may have been through a lot in past experiences that gave them a bad reputation, but that was the past. Many things have changed in the school, and I consider the whole school, a big Ohana. The teachers, and students are very kind, and loving. But some are very rude, and obnoxious, and that's okay. I hope we could put the past away, and focus on whats more important. Education for the children. - Student of Central, DL.


Posted October 12, 2012

i really believe that central is rough school but it is also a very intelligent school as well. it has been a long time and things have changed at this school. the school is like a family enviroment where everybody gets along with each other. the school also has great academic successes as well. they have gotten 6 years accreditation by the WASC (Western Association for Schools and Colleges because of the outstanding in the involement of the students within the school and it is the student of central that lead to the success of the school. academics is very high to because of the teachers at central who are willing to connect with the kids and help them to pass. they push the students above what the students thought they can accomplished and let them surpass their goals. it is also because of the bond between students and teachers that lead to the 6 year accreditation that it has today.


Posted September 23, 2012

This school was the best middle school I've ever been to. The teachers are all amazing,loving and funny. But some student are really rude mean and inconsiderate. I'm gonna be honest and say, its mostly the Micronesion that makes the school looked bad. But everything else are awesome


Posted April 22, 2012

Basically, I know Central is a difficult school to get along with because Im from Kawananakoa and there are many incidents of Central kids coming on the property and fighting with the students. I wish the kids are more respectful and friendly


Posted January 26, 2010

Central Middle School definitely has a reputation for being a poorly disciplined, 'rough' school. The truth is, it is. But at the same time, its more of a family than a school. The teachers are incredibly supportive and friendly, and love to chat. The students- although they can certainly be rowdy, inside the doors of Central, everyone understands each other, and are all there to be your friend, and have fun, and learn what they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2010

the teachers are nice and cool but the students can be very harsh to others and can give the school a bad reputation


Posted January 17, 2009

students are very rough and disrespectful; teachers are great and all, but the students give the school a bad rep
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2009

Okay, I was once a central middle school student, but i recently transferred. The school is...a bit rough. I wouldn't say the all of the children are insubordinate, but i know there a is a good number of them. The teachers seem, somewhat over powered by students. They talk back to the teachers and chronically disobey.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2009

This is the worst middle school I know in Honolulu, many fights occur, many insubordinate children attend this school. Honestly my years here have been the worse and there are many bullies. It's very easy to get into honor classes, which is basically for teaching 'regular' students. If you plan on attending this school, think twice. They have poor testing scores and did not even make AYP.


Posted February 19, 2005

The school program is very good. The availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities are very helpful, enriching and very neccesary for the students. Parents are concerned and involved with their childs' school progress. I am confident in the schools' teaching staff ability to teach and guide the students in an effort for the students to become productive and successful in the future years to come.
—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 58% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
44%
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 56% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
54%
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 59% in 2012.

133 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

134 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
57%
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 44% 35%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 41% 34%
Two or more races 10% 8%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Black 1% 2%
White 1% 14%
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 80%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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1302 Queen Emma St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 587-4400

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