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Innovations - Public Charter School

Charter | 1-8 & ungraded

 
 

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Posted January 12, 2012

this is the best public school in West Hawaii. they have the most dedicated staff and teach the whole child. Both of my daughters have excelled since beginning school here in all areas! I wish they funded the school more fairly as even though they have little money they do amazing things to help our kids become wonderful members of our community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2011

My child loves school, and has thrived academically and socially at Innovations. Is there anything more any parent could want??? Oh, yes, there is: Fair funding from the state. Hawaii's charter school children are provided about 50% of the funding resources available to other public school children, which is absurd. A public school child is a public school child, so why does Hawaii fund charter school children so inequitably? The Innovations teachers and administration have worked miracles with their program on $5,000 per child funding. BRAVA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2007

Innovations is a great school. Children are taught how to learn in a fun, meaningful and challenging way. The program includes classes with resource experts in music, art, drama and physical education. Parents are involved on many levels and enjoy being partners with the school in the education of their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2006

I love this school! The parents and community have literally built it, along with the wonderful teachers. The physical structure still needs additions, like a real playground, but we just finished the new classrooms for the Fall '06 semester. Very good but fun academics, lots of music and art, and very involved parents add up to a great environment. They will be starting some new after-school activites this year whicj is exciting!
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Posted February 23, 2005

My child attended Innovations for one school year. As a parent I thought the availability of music, art, and extracurricular activities were wonderful. There were many different 'fun' things to choose from. The level of parent involvement is great! In fact, if you're not an involved parent- you will stand out like a sore thumb! The quality of acedemic programs vary greatly at Innovations. My child's class had a very poor acedemic program. It was very inconsistent and non-instructional! I was very unhappy with it. Although, I did notice that the other classes/grade levels had great acedemic programs. Some of the teachers seemed very organized, and did awesome things. Unfortunately, my child's teacher did not!
—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.

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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 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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
75%
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 55% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%
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
White 53% 14%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 27% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Black 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Two or more races 1% 8%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/A49%
Female 49%N/A48%
Male 51%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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755815 Queen Kaahumanu Hwy
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Phone: (808) 327-6205

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