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Kahuku High & Intermediate School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 1 student

 

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Posted January 19, 2014

Kahuku High and Intermediate's teachers were great for my daughters. Programs such as We the People, History Day, Speech and Debate, Science Fair, etc, opened up many opportunities for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2012

I have to agree with the previous reviewer, while I went to this high school prior to my children it has deteriorated even more over the years. Theft is a major issue at this school. The administrative staff is serious lacking in professionalism and are very unhelpful. The teachers, most of which seemed to have graduated from nearby BYU college, are some of the worst I have ever dealt with. My child was sick and I called and emailed and went to the school and I was never able to get their work. They kept saying that my child can make it up when they went back to school. My child was seriously ill, I didn't want them to fall behind but they showed no concern for doing their job to supply the requested homework. There are a few good teachers, but the majority of them are seriously lacking in education themselves. The HSA test scores show the low level of education received at this school, can't expect teachers to teach what they don't fully comprehend themselves. I also would recommend either an online or private school if possible other than sending your children to Kahuku unless all you care about is athletics. Community Support for Athletics is Great if nothing else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2012

Terrible school that is more focused on football than providing an education. The administration at this school provides lack luster leadership and has a closed door policy for any parent. A student will spend more time watching movies in class than learning the fundamentals or reading, writing, science and math. Faculty provides little educational experience for the children and most do not allow questions in class instead require the student to find them after class to ask questions. If you live in this district or are considering moving here please look at online schools for the sake of your children. At least look at the current statistics!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It is the only remaining 7th through 12th grade school on the Island of Oahu and it continues to meet and exceed expectation. We have a high percentage of our students going on to Ivy League Universities, yet we are a rural school that is socially and economically diverse! Great teachers, great students, awesome community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2008

The best school in Hawaii in athletics and academics. But unfortunately is sub standards in physical facilities. Our custodial staff is understaffed but ;looking at the grounds, you would be amazed to see all the lush plantings and cleanliness. Even our principal, Ms. DeLong constantly cleans up our campus on her regular walk ing visitations.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 9, 2007

Kahuku High & Intermediate School... Although we may live in the 'boonies' and are not equipped with the latest technology or the best classrooms, we manage. We get many awards in sports and in our academics. Our Kahuku Pride is shown through our many sports activities such as: football, volleyball, track & field, soccer, softball, etc. But our knowledge is shown through the many academic activities we excel in; History Day, We the People, Speech and Debate, Democracy, etc. Not only are we accomplished in these areas we have a fantastic dance team and an amazing elite choir known as 'Vocal Motion'. Awesome sports and academics come with awesome school activities. I know these things to be true because I attend this school. This school has been here since 1897. It has helped me to build what it school represents: Pride, Spirit, Honor, and Excellence.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2007

Kahuku High School is an awesome school academically and sportswise. They are very well rounded with a state champion football team, top 5 placed girls volleyball team, top runners in the state, great softball team, and that's just sports. They have nationally aclaimed speech and debate students along with a Democracy 'club' called We The People and a awesome Ensembles singing and dancing choir. I would recommend Kahuku High School to anyone. The students, teachers and faculty at Kahuku High School are a variety of nationalities, ethnicities and cultures that give this school their unique and friendly environment!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 5, 2006

I think Kahuku is a great school, I should know go there, and all my family went there. How many generations of my family went to Kahuku. I love it, the atmosphere is great, every one is friendly. I would go to this school over any other.
—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 55% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%
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

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
68%
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
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 55% 34%
White 20% 14%
Two or more races 11% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 34%
Hispanic 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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56490 Kamehameha Hwy
Kahuku, HI 96731
Phone: (808) 293-8950

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