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Waimea Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded

 

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Posted August 8, 2013

It's a good school but it could use some resources to help some of the kids that are falling behind, like tutors. As a Parent who works full time and also attends full time school, having the extra resources available to my child means a lot and that's just not there. I feel as though my child, and many other children I know (according to their parents) are getting lost in the cracks and are falling behind where they should be due to a lack of resources. Please help our school... The communication line between the Principal and the Teachers/Staff could be improved as well as the down line to the parent as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2013

This school is and has been failing for years on state testing. The teachers and staff regularly yell at the children and have poor management skills. I wish I could give them a zero. Worst school my child has ever gone to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2007

They have an excellent reading program.They have good afterschool activities for the students.They offer A+ for students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2004

My kids have been goin to waimea elementary for 3 years now and the love it the also are doing good.
—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.

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
49%
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 56% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 34%
White 11% 14%
Two or more races 9% 8%
Hispanic 6% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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671225 Mamalahoa Hwy
Kamuela, HI 96743
Phone: (808) 887-7636

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