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Kahaluu Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 261 students

 

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Posted June 3, 2012

Kahalu'u Elementary school staff are amazing. You can tell that they love what they do and that they generally enjoy working with each other and care about each of the kids that they serve. It has a feel like you're at home. Such a great type of feel that you want for your kids. Kids are always having fun learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2012

Parent engagement activities all through the year. Teachers and staff make you feel welcome from the minute you step on campus. Its like a big 'ohana there, and its like coming home. Great campus, and their May Day program is unbelievable!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 29, 2010

kahaluu elementary is the best elementary school on this island. losing amy arakaki was the worst thing that happened to kahaluu. i still love this school. when i have kids i want them to be apart of this school. all the teachers are great and friendly. they thought me alot when i went to school there ive always wanted to teach in that school just to be apart of that school.... . kahaluu is a great school....


Posted February 22, 2010

Kahaluu elementary school lost its principal leadership with the retirement of Amy Arakaki. It USED to be a wonderful, caring, country school. Now its staff is indifferent. Such a loss for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

I think kahaluu elementary is a very good school. It's a small school, perfect for students to grow and work with each other from k to 6th grade. My son went to that school from 3rd grade and had honor roll from 4th to 6th grade. He will be graduating from castle this year. My daugther has been attending since kinder, and is in the 6th grade. The school goes thru changes as good teachers, staff and dedicated parents leave. Ever since the doe changed the grading system, the kids lost interest in keeping the grades up for honor roll no goals/incentives for them. I really think the school could do better, but it also has to do with the parents being involed with the kids school functions etc. Create a better ohana crew to to work with teachers/parents for more fun events in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2007

I don't like this school. There is absolutely no parent involvement.The children seen 'wild' and undisciplined. The curriculum is so basic. They don't work with each child's academic levels, they combine them all together. The office staff don't recognize you when you walk in the office.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2004

My child attends kindergarten at this school. His teacher is Mrs. Tokoro and she is absolutely wonderful. With 12 years experience teaching kidergarten she is a pro! The principal Ms. Arakaki has a energy and positive outlook that is contagious. The students are very supportive of each other and have manners not always found among youth today. I believe it is due to the feeling of Ohana that flows through the school. The PTA Ohana has overflowed this year compared to previous years and the parents are really interested in supporting the school. The community support from local organizations and churches is also very strong. Our school test scores are one of the worst, but I believe that it can and will change. There are many things a test cannot reveal and I wanted to share with many others who may feel our school is a lost cause. Mahalo.
—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

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2011.

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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
70%
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
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 69% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 34%
Two or more races 10% 8%
Hispanic 6% 6%
White 4% 14%
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 77%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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47280 Waihee Rd
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Phone: (808) 239-3101

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