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Kealakehe Intermediate School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 771 students

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3 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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9 reviews of this school


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Posted Tuesday, April 22, 2014

This school needs shaping up. Time to start including kids that are kind. Only accept kids that are kind and nice. Teach self control. Have the school suspend any children who bully children the second you hear it. Have a better counseling. This school should be a positive environment, not a jungle . This school should be filled with inspiration, not filled with habits to have kids end up into something bad... This school could be better if they really really and I mean REALLY!!! Tried!!!


Posted May 20, 2013

Okay, first off, I'm a student here so I know what it's like. This school is TERRIBLE! They have ZERO art supplies to help the students, most teachers don't even care about their students, and the food is HORRIBLE. ( I know, can't really complain about it but anyways, moving on.. ) Also, this school is just STUPID beyond compare. The students are stupid, the teachers are stupid and students here are so judgmental it's scary. I hate this school with a passion and I hope they stop teaching for the rest of eternity.


Posted June 18, 2012

seems to be a lot of bullying at this school. Staff seems unconcerned and the principal disregards phone calls. Although it says class average is 16 students, upon walking on campus many classrooms appear to have more like almost 30 students. Buses are over crowded. Seems to be some sort of favortism among staffing as some classrooms seem to be well equipped and others rather sparse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2010

I am a parent of a 7th grader who loves her new school & the teachers plus all the students who are down to earth which equates to a great learning environment. Coming from Florida where there is a ton of bullying plus teachers who don't teach, Kealakehe Intermediate is a godsend. My child actually looks forward to coming to school. The teachers & staff make it a great school. Never in my wildest imagination did I expect to actually speak to a teacher on her cell phone about my child, her student. Science is so exciting to have such a wonderful, exciting female teacher to teach hands on plus all the other teachers especially the native Hawaiian teachers make for an awesome education. The media male teacher is #1. Mahalo teachers for the love you show all the students in teaching them. It is a truly a gift! formerly ms new tampa now ms kailua kona
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

my brother goes here and this is not a super good school. I have never gone here but i know how it is. The administrators do not care about anything and that is sad. I have friends that came from that school and they are ecstatic about not being there anymore. There is so much bullying and bad things going on there.


Posted December 26, 2009

This school is not as good as they say it is. I am a student there and this school has a lot of problems. Swearing among students happen daily, fights are inevitable, gossip and rumours travel like wildfires, isolation is common, and drugs/achohol are discussed as if it is no big thing. Also, the administration doesnt seem to try to stop the swearing and bullying that goes on around campus. Kealakehe has a long way to go if they want to earn a good reputation, let alone respect. If you have the opportunity to send your child to another school, do so. It will better influence your child.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2009

Kealakehe Intermediate School has some great extracurricular programs, like Na Kahumoku, an environmental youth leadership program, and its music department is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

I love Kealakehe Intermediate School because they offer lots of opportunities for student learning and the teachers here offer great smiles and optimistic comments to brighten everyone's day!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 9, 2007

I think this is a great school,but they don't take the time to teach our children very well.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2012.

244 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%

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 56% in 2012.

265 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2012.

268 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
65%
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.

261 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

264 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
64%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 38% 34%
Asian 22% 35%
White 18% 14%
Two or more races 12% 8%
Hispanic 7% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Woodshop
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Cooking club

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 2:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • College prep
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Department of Education Bus
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Physical Education
Girls sports
  • Physical Education

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Leadership
  • Woodshop
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Kealakehe Elementary School
Kahakai Elementary School
Holualoa Elementary School

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Kealakehe High School
Konawaena High School
West Hawaii Explorations Academy
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745062 Onipaa St
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: (808) 327-4314

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