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Konawaena Elementary School

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Posted June 16, 2014

Run as fast as you can! Kids are treated like prisoners in this bland, lifeless school. Made to walk in a straight line , hand behind their backs and head down when going from class to their 15 minute lunch break or recess in the shadeless grass patch with no playground equipment ( unless you could a few hula hoops and balls)... Basically zero supervision -1 teacher to 130+ kids! If your child is at all meek be prepare them to be bullied since the administrators don't care. It is so sad. So much potential in these kids just wasted. There are a few teachers that want to make a difference but it is hard when met with total indifference. I hear in the community that the principal is a racist too. Your mileage may vary with her if you look like her though. No wonder they don't allow parents to tour the school. They have plenty to hide.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Konawaena Elementary School's teachers and administrators care about students' achievement and well-being.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

great teachers and administrators as well as support staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

All of the school personnel are very dedicated! The system for monitoring,tracking and supporting student progress has been so successful and increased our student progress yearly. The school is innovative, diverse and a leader in the district in providing systematic interventions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Teachers and staff are so dedicated to our childrens success!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

It's the BEST elementary school in South Kona - great teachers who really care about their students!


Posted May 3, 2010

The teachers and staff at Konawaena are the best! Everyone goes out of their way fo rthe kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

It has an incredible principal! The staff is on call - I mean I work in government and when I call - they answer and follow-through! Their leader is the best - and they have a great team of volunteers and teachers! I love them and they are essential for a healthy community!


Posted April 25, 2010

The school campus is well maintained and the students appear to respect their institution and environment by helping to keep it so. Education is not just textbook learning, it must necessarily include awareness of our environment and surroundings to include pride and respect for what we have and other people. The staff at this school appear to be working together toward these goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Social behavior of students are excellent. See it every year at their Spring (MayDay) Festival, have not missed a year since our children, grandchildren and now our great granddaughter goes to this school. The students display, respect and talent and they have great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

My ex went there, both my children went there and now both my grandchildren attend Konawaena Elementary School. They have great teachers, they take pride in educating our children. The grounds are kept clean and well trimmed. The Parents help and get involved in promoting education, safety and over all participation in our childrends development and growth. I'm very proud of Konawaena Elementary School.


Posted October 2, 2008

Konawaena Elementary is committed to academic excellence. In the recent past many changes have been made to the curriculum to maintain rigorous expectations that prepare children to be problem solvers in the real world. There are intervention programs to help children who are behind and efforts to enrich the learning for those who are ahead. With solid programs in reading and math as the basis for educating the children and deeply committed teachers and administration, Konawaena El. is moving towards being one of the best schools on the Big Island.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2008

I enjoy sending my kids to this school. The teachers are great and they communicate well with the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

We are moving to Texas to get away from this school!We are so disappointed with it.My daughter is autistic and it is constantly a battle to get what she needs.They always refuse to help her and say she is doing great.Konawaena Elementary School is not the place for your child whether disabled or not.The academic programs are at least 2 years behind the mainland especially in math.All the extracurricular activities are not available.And the parent involvement is such a tiny amount that they have problems with their fundraiser's.
—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.

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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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
72%
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 53% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 34%
White 13% 14%
Hispanic 10% 6%
Two or more races 3% 8%
Black 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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81901 Onouli Rd
Kealakekua, HI 96750
Phone: (808) 323-4555

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