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Please keep in mind majority of negative reviews for Kaelepulu are related to the frustration of parents who don't qualify to enroll their children at Kaelepulu due to the residential address. Many parents give Kaelepulu school office a false address for keiki (fo Aunite, Uncle, Tutu, Papa, friend etc) to Kaelepulu school in hopes of the school being none the wiser and their child is enrolled. Kaelepulu is known as the public school that with a private school environment and culture. Kaelepulu is much safer environment than most Hawaii public schools.

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly disagree


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Unfortunately, bullying and ignorance is part of Hawaii's embedded culture. It is jus da kine way.


Effective school leaders: Agree


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Please keep in mind majority of negative reviews for Kaelepulu are related to the frustration of parents who don't qualify to enroll their children at Kaelepulu due to the residential address. Many parents give Kaelepulu school office a false address for keiki (fo Aunite, Uncle, Tutu, Papa, friend etc) to Kaelepulu school in hopes of the school being none the wiser and their child is enrolled. Kaelepulu is known as the public school that with a private school environment and culture. Kaelepulu is much safer environment than most Hawaii public schools.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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Please keep in mind majority of negative reviews for Kaelepulu are related to the frustration of parents who don't qualify to enroll their children at Kaelepulu due to the residential address. Many parents give Kaelepulu school office a false address for keiki (fo Aunite, Uncle, Tutu, Papa, friend etc) to Kaelepulu school in hopes of the school being none the wiser and their child is enrolled. Kaelepulu is known as the public school that with a private school environment and culture. Kaelepulu is much safer environment than most Hawaii public schools.



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This school is the #1 school in the whole STATE of Hawai'i and is a national Blue Ribbon school. They only have one class per grade. The principal works so hard for the kids and really cares. They are too small to get funding for PE, Music and Art so the teachers and parents have to raise the money for those programs which is hard. They manage to do it because it is a strong community. What a great school!




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I simply love Kaelepulu School. After much debate my husband and I decided to go with Kaelelpulu over private school. We are thrilled with the academics and simply love all the teachers and staff. We are such a small school, everyone knows one another and the parents really come through for the fundraisers for music, art and PE. The teachers care so much for the kids and go above and beyond helping each one. I would definitely recommend Kaelepulu to any incoming students.



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What a great little treasure of a school. We have been here for several years and my daughter is vey happy plus she is excelling academically. The latter is due in great part to the efforts the teachers put in for their students outside of class, whether it be to prepare work for students who are ahead of their peers or staying after school to work remedially with others. (Thanks to all their hours my daughter now reads at 2 grade levels higher than her age!) This is'nt to say that the school has no problems or room for improvement. The same 10 parents help out at all the events, some of the teachers are a little old fashioned in their methods, work with SPED students could be more intensive; but overall it is a very warm and welcoming environment that fosters the mind as well as the spirit of our keiki. The school offers Art, Music, and PE, which are sponsored by the PTSA, as well as a Media Club, Japanese, Reading Night, Science Night, Math Game Night, an awesome Garden Club and many more that have made this a very family-centered school.



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I think this school has been wonderful for my son. The teachers have made sure he has had a wonderful education so far. Times are changing and a small school has it's benefits. I love the art, music and PE provided by the PTSA. These are things most schools are getting rid of. I look forward to many more years at this small and caring school.




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This has been an issue for years! Weeding out what they believe as the weaker students. Did you know that they have not had a formal PSAP program in place for years. Try going to the BOE with issues concerning help- you will get this "you are welcome to move your kids to private school"- and I have that on tape. Ask and they will not be able to give you an outlined program document. At least they got rid of some bad apples. What a waste of a great facility.



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They provide only minimal Special Ed services. One person for the whole school. So if your child has speech, writing, or physical issues they just might do what they did to me and ask you to go to another school. Way to go Kaelepulu! Thats a great way to keep your scores up- just get rid of everyone on the bottom.

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