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Kahuku Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 488 students

 

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Posted November 30, 2011

Kahuku Elementary is one of the best schools in the state. Learning is number one on campus and everyone is on board. I like the uniform policy, all there activities, and the wonderful Principal Pauline Masaniai. She does an outstanding job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

When my children first started at Kahuku, there was an excellent principal Dr. Kalama, he was fair and kept the school running smoothly. For the past 5 years there has been a different Prinicipal and the school has greatly been reduced from the school it once was. Dr. Kalama would stand up for the school and the rights of the students to the District, the current principal does whatever they tell her to do whether it is in the best interest of the students or not. Most of the programs and opportunities that the students once had they are no longer able to do, such as the 4th grade Big Island trip and the 5th grade Camp Pupukea that has been a tradition for many many years. There is some good teachers but they can only do so much with such limited means. A once Great School is only Average now!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

This is one of the special schools left in our country, it could be a model for the rest of the world were people of all races get along and don't even care where your from or what race you are. Even though Mr. Kalama is gone, the school still has his spirit of aloha and respect for each other. If you ever want to visit a school where teachers and parents take their children's education seriously, you might want to visit one day.
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Posted December 13, 2003

Because of the high expectations and the quality of education here my daughter upon moving in the 2nd/3rd grade has been since considered ahead of her class and is in the gifted program here in Oregon. She developed a love of reading in the Kidnergarten there where they are expected to read before Christmas that first year. Mr. Kalama had said that we are the ones that put limitations on our kids and ourselves but the kids have proven time and again that if we expect them to act/perform at a high level they will rise to the occasion...there are no limits on what they can do...only the ones we put on them.
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Posted August 15, 2003

Kahuku Elementary School is a very good school. The teachers care if the children learn and take extra time out with students if its a must. The Principal Mr. Kalama also set terrific guidelines and taught respect to the children for other people. You can feel this attitude when you enter into the school grounds.
—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.

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
67%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
71%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
63%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
50%
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
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 62% 34%
Asian 16% 35%
Two or more races 13% 8%
White 6% 14%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 2%
Hispanic 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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56170 Pualalea St
Kahuku, HI 96731
Phone: (808) 293-8980

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