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Kapaa Elementary School

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Posted February 7, 2014

Kapa`a Elementary School is a great school with many challenges due to a poorly run state wide school district. The principal, the vice principal, support staff and faculty are the best. They work hard, and care. More parent support for the keiki and school would help.


Posted September 22, 2009

Kapa'a Elementary school is a wonderful learnuing enviornment with excellent well trained and seasoned teachers and administration. The parents and community have always been involved with school activities and they work hard to maintain standards in all subjects.
—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.

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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 44% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 25% 34%
White 14% 14%
Two or more races 8% 8%
Hispanic 7% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4886 Kawaihau Rd
Kapaa, HI 96746
Phone: (808) 821-4424

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