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Kohala Middle School

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Posted April 21, 2010

My son is doing great in this school. He feels challenged and the teachers are caring and helpful. This school is improving all the time!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2010

This school is most concerened with testing their children to get out from under federal restructuring. There is no rigor in the academics for bright children. The math program is laughable and parent involvement is lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2008

This school is amazing! All the faculty, staff and teachers take the time to get to know students in an intimate personal relationship. That, mixed with an amazing location in the middle of paradise sets the scene for an amazing and dynamic learning experience.


Posted March 18, 2007

My main concern with KMS is the subtle and numerous ways white kids are excluded and bullied. For this reason, many parents have decided to homeschool their children. Also, the facilities are decrepit and there are absolutely no programs for GT kids. There are few electives and the concentration seems to be on passing state tests instead of educating the children.
—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 59% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%
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 43% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 32% 34%
White 15% 14%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Two or more races 3% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Black 1% 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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534155 Akoni Pule Hwy
Kapaau, HI 96755
Phone: (808) 889-7119

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