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Kapaa High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1045 students

 

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Posted February 19, 2014

The school faired much better under Gilmore Youn's leadership. Because of the new addition to admin, some great teachers left the school, which was very unfortunate. :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2013

I believe this school as come a long way under the leadership of Mr. Daniel Hamada. He has changed the dynamics of the school for good. Student drop out rate has reached a all time low. Great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2006

Kapaa HS made two major changes this year to help curb poor attendance and help teachers to control the students' behaviors in the classroom. They tied the student behavior (glo's) to their participation in extra-curricular activities in addition to the 2.0 gpa rule. They also started a program called 'ace'. They remove disruptive students from the classroom and put them in an isolated environment where they stay until they 'relearn' how to behave in a class setting. All they do is sit there and do work. No talking, no walking around, and their lunch is brought to them. Believe me, when my son was placed in the room, I went ballistic at first, but I told him to stay there and deal with it. It was the best thing ever. He refuses to go back, and is now on time to his classes and behaves in class. Thank you Kapaa!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2004

fyi: the only reason why kauai high tested higher was because the SpEd students were weighed differently and not all of them took the HCPS II test. All Kapaa high students that are SpEd took the same tests that the honors and ap students took.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted June 8, 2004

Kapaa High school was a great experience for me as well as my children. Its the best school on the island...all who attend the school are like ohana we all stick up for each other
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Biology I

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
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 33% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 26% 34%
White 26% 14%
Two or more races 9% 8%
Hispanic 4% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4695 Mailihuna Rd
Kapaa, HI 96746
Phone: (808) 821-4400

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