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Heeia Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded

 

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Posted July 30, 2011

We are so blessed to be Heeia Hawks! We are military and living in HI for 16 months while my husband gets his masters. We rented in Heeia's district and I am VERY glad! With each event we attend at Heeia, we are more and more impressed! My bachelors is in education and I was really impressed with the first grade team. They helped my daughter transition from German, Montessori kindergarten into American first grade. They were patient and encouraging. She went from the lowest to the highest reading group halfway through the year! This school has also made AYP for 3 years in a row! That is HUGE, especially in HI. Heeia is the first school in the entire state to have Promethean boards in every classroom (essentially a huge iPad on the wall to interact with students using multimedia). I've learned about Ohana through Heeia. PTA does an excellent job of sponsoring family events without over-burdening parents, yet still including us. My only complaint was too many fundraisers (about 10 last year) and they are re-focusing this year. The goal is less fundraisers, but taking them further. GREAT idea!!! They listened to parent feedback. Excellent school, academically, socially, etc!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2010

i have been sending my children to heeia since my 13 year old son was 4. i now have two daghters and another son, ages 9,8 and 5, and i can honestly say that this school is constantly improving itself and that my children love to be there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

I absolutely love this school, their priority is to ensure that the children learn in the best environment possible.....
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Posted September 11, 2009

Our daughter is new to this school this year. She is in 3rd grade and I really would like to praise her teachers. They are very involved and work closely with the students. Our daughter has a lot of respect for them and that says a lot. Mr. Uetake, the principal, seems to really care about the students. Before school and after school, he's down amongst the students greeting them and encouraging them. It's nice to see the administration 'get down to the kids' level' and simply just say Hi. Have a good day. He's unlike any other principal we've ever known. He doesn't have that arrogant, warden-like attitude. He cares about the kids and seems to get along well with the staff too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2007

I really like my daughters K teacher, very good!! She has taken time to find my daughters interests to teach to the individual!
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Posted December 13, 2006

Having my children both attend Heeia I must say that this school really stresses that education comes first. I'm glad that my children got to experience that at a young age. Even the A+ program was great. Ms. Lisa is wonderful. I was comfortable knowing my children was in good hands.
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Posted April 27, 2004

As a He'eia School alumni and parent of 3 students, I want to commend Ms. Young and staff, for the great work they do to continuously improve the school (academically and physically) and always looking out for the betterment of our students. I look forward to seeing the excitement on our children's faces as they learn that their school continues to excel!
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Posted January 26, 2004

I believe the principal of this school truly cares about the specific needs of child/parent. The A+ program is fantastic in monitoring daily activities for all children and Lisa Kaiwi should be commended.
—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.

2011

 
 
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
64%
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 54% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 34%
White 11% 14%
Hispanic 9% 6%
Two or more races 6% 8%
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 53%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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46202 Haiku Rd
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Phone: (808) 233-5677

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