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Enchanted Lake Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded

 

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Posted December 5, 2013

We love this school. The principal is dynamite! PTA has relatively low membership, but they do SO MUCH for the kids! For example, without the PTA, there would be no music program. Our son is in his fourth year at Enchanted Lake, and we are sad we have to leave to go on to intermediate school next year. He has LOVED his teachers, who all took the time to work with him individually as needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2013

Our experience with Enchanted Lake Elementary has been mostly positive. My daughter was bullied the first two years there but since I was very active volunteer in the school I found Mrs. McElhaney to be very quick to step in and get the behavior stopped. There's a couple Japanese American teachers that show favoritism towards Asian students and its apparent enough to many other parents and students. Part of the curriculum is the Everyday Math program which is HORRIBLE and so I find myself teaching old fashoned math after school. My son has high functioning autism and severe dyslexia. The staff for SpEd has been wonderful. Mr. Heen is so wonderful and Ms. Lana his aid is amazing with him (& other students). I found that I have to be on top of my game for SpEd and be my son's advocate but that is unfortunately true for all public schools. I wish there was playground equipment for the older grades because the teachers are supposed to watch the kids for recess and some teachers take away the balls and jump ropes so they don't have to pay attention to the kids. We are a military family and have been through many schools. I can honestly say that we love this school despite a few hiccups.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2011

With being a military family and relocating to Kailua our family really wanted to give Hawaii s public school system a try. Enchanted Lake was given good reviews and we were hopeful and optimistic that it would provide a decent education for my child. However, we were very disappointed and switched to a private school a year later. I found the principal and some teachers to be very unfriendly and not receptive to new ideas, change, or help. My child was very bored in the classroom because over 50% of the class was below reading level and he was never challenged. I met with the teacher and principal many times and felt they didn t care about my concerns, and nothing ever changed. Some teachers refuse to let parents volunteer in the classroom, which I couldn t believe. In addition, there is no play equipment for children in grades (2-6) to use during recess. I don t feel this school deserves the high rating it has.
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Posted April 27, 2010

I just moved here from out of state and have been so blessed by how friendly the entire staff and parent community is at enchanted. The Principal was so friendly and made my daughters feel so at home!
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Posted April 20, 2010

It is friendly, safe, helpful and caring....They have lots of programs to engage the students and all the teachers, staff and faculty try to do their very best
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Posted February 16, 2010

My son has really enjoyed this school. The teachers are friendly and the principal is very involved. Parent participation is high and everyone works hard to make it a great school even though the State keeps cutting the budget.
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Posted March 4, 2009

I have been sending my children to Enchanted Lake for 10 years and have nothing but excellent things to say about this school. The teachers are very caring and focused on providing my child with a great education. The principle and staff are very dedicated and effective. I feel my child is very safe and loved. I highly recommed Enchanted Lake Elementary School. It is the best!
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Posted July 11, 2007

This school, it's staff, Principal, teachers, everything is everything I could want for an elementary school for my son. Caring, nurturing and attentive on every level. Special events, parental involvement. From counselors to special ed to activities right down to safety... I have been extremely impressed and cannot thank enough each and every staff member or volunteer this school has.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2007

My son is now in 6th grade. He has attended ELES since he was in Kindnergarden. I love everything about this school. The best thing about the school, is the staff. They are very caring and supportive and really want the best for the children. I wish they could make a high school :)
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Posted January 11, 2006

The principal is very active with parents/students. She knows the students personally. the teachers she selects for the school are caring. Their special ed program is very accommodating [my daughter has difficulty in reading and writing]. Overall a wonderful school - very supportive of parents and students. My daughter is doing well there.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
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

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
79%
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

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 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%
White 28% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 34%
Two or more races 13% 8%
Hispanic 7% 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 36%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Kailua, HI 96734
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