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Education Laboratory Public Charter School

Charter | PK-12 & ungraded

 

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Posted January 10, 2012

I am a former student of UH Lab School. I didn't appreciate the opportunity as a student back then as much as I do now. Over the years I have come to realize how fortunate I was to have been accepted. It was a full, well-rounded and thorough curriculum which opened the door to many opportunities. The smaller classes meant allowed for a more effective learning experience while building close relationships with classmates as well as students from other grade levels. Instead of alternating between minimum requirement courses, we completed 4 years of every major subject: English, Math, Social Studies, Science, Art, and Music. Foreign language and Phys. Ed. were required for 3 and 2 years respectively. Definitely a college preparatory curriculum and a valuable experience!


Posted March 5, 2011

My Daughter is currently going to University Lab School and is far ahead of her many friends that are going to other schools in her same grade. The classes are very hands on and really help to develop and nurture the children learning process.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

I'm not a parent, I'm a former student to this school. I think that this school offered many great things, such as good student to teacher ratios. I loved playing music for several years, and even though I disliked the teacher at first, I am proud to have been a student under him. I thoroughly enjoyed art, the teacher that I had was great, he let us work at our own pace and do what we pleased as long as it was related to the course. One of the best thing about this school was the English classes that I had. I liked how the teachers let us clear our minds by writing in our journals everyday for ten minutes. Also, writing papers that could be fiction. These papers gave us ideas on how to use our imaginations. These exercises have lead me to write great papers in English classes that I have taken while in college. Lastly, some of the social studies classes that I took were good, some were bad, it really depended on who taught it. Mr. Lush was a great teacher, and the senior year assignment was very difficult but make us research and learn. However, I am deeply disturbed as I trek through the college arena at how little I know about math and science. I can honestly admit that I did not learned a thing in math since 9th grade, and all the science classes were jokes. Teachers left in the middle of the year or we were allowed to play with computer programs not related to the science instead of studying physics or other sciences. We also were not given the opportunity to have students who were more advanced be in advanced classes, and allow the students who were behind to catch up. The language portion of the school is different, we were offered only three languages, which was understandable due to the fact that there were so few students. Which brings me to my next point. In my graduating class, we had less than 45 students, which means that we were stuck with the same people for years. No new people really came in, and if they did, they were uninterested in fellow students. As for the teachers themselves. Many of them I still see around, and love. They were the best teachers I had ever had. However, there were a few that the school hired in the years I was there who were awful. We got two teachers fired because they were horrible. I hope they were replaced with competant people, instead of people who were merely concered with having a regular paycheck and missing as many classes as possible.
—Submitted by a former 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 69% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
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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 66% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
70%
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 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
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 61% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%
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

Biology I

2013

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 50% 34%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 24% 34%
White 17% 14%
Two or more races 6% 8%
Hispanic 2% 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 12%N/A49%
Female 49%N/A48%
Male 51%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:55am
School end time
  • 3:30pm
School Leader's name
  • Frederick A. Birkett
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (808) 956-7260

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
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1776 University Ave
Honolulu, HI 96822
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Phone: (808) 956-7833

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