I have two Honor roll children at Lokelani now. They both are being challenged academically. The teachers that we have encountered really care for the children. The student council, sports, band, engineering, robotics & many other extracuricular activities are awesome too. We have been at this school for three years without any bulling. I would like to see more parents take the opportunities to be more involved with the school! My third child will attend Lokelani also...
My exprience with Lokelani MS is GOOD! Like any new change growing pains were more for me rather than my child. The teachers are very open minded to trying other ideas and learning styles. Communication and partnership has been a driving force into getting the best out of my child's education. Teachers' challenge my child to the best of his skill and pushes the bar; he exceeds in many tasks and struggles but never gives up. He has been on a line of Honor Roll for 3 consecutive quarters; including last year. Administration is supportive and ready to help me with resources if they cannot provide information on campus. I am more concerned with PARENT involvement. Let's get involved PARENTS and support the programs and school; ESPECIALLY your children~The school can only be GREAT! If we have all partners on the TEAM! We won't have unwanted influences or room for bad experiences for our child. Afterschool programs like ROBOTICS and STUDENT COUNCIL not the mention Library services for student who prefer quite time. Lokelani MS also provides a pick up area for MEO to shuttle students to Kihei Youth Center-Program for students who need extended supervision with educational and recreational
I have had the wonderful experience of being a teacher and now curriculum coordinator at Lokelani. Lokelani has 41 highly qualified teachers and all of them are NCLB (no child left behind) certified as well. Our academics line with Hawaii's State Standards and are currently moving towards the nation's Common Core Standards. The teachers receive professional development throughout the year within our school and also enroll in many other courses to keep their disciplines new and fresh. Our students have the opportunity to become leaders in not only their academics but in student government, STEM programs, Performing Arts, Scientific Studies and to perform in many competitions where we have sent students to the state finals in Engineering, History Day and Maui's Spelling Bee. Reputations from the past should be forgotten and people should see what is happening at our school now. We have been chosen as one of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) State Finalist schools and are test scores are higher than the Maui average. Please feel free to come and visit. I would be happy to discuss what we have to offer your student.
People that talk bad about this school may only be listening to what someone else experienced and because of that I myself even feared my daughter going there...It all depends on your child and your parenting, My daughter has done wonderful she gets challenged the way she needs to since shes excelled,this way shes not bored...the school has offered 3 after school programs that she is involved in for free and she loves it!!!..If our children don't experience some rough times how will they know how to deal with this big bad world...to all the comments saying the whole community knows it has a bad rep...well,you're clearly mistaken!
Lokelani has been known as a very bad school to most of maui's residents full of bullies, racism, and most students having bad school grades, and more.
Lokelani has a terrible reputation. I don't know who rated it four stars, but everyone in the community, especially those of us with children, know that it doesn't deserve anything close to that.
I've lived in this area for years. This school does a great job, especially when you consider its high ratio of immigrant children and those with special needs. It has teachers who do a lot of after-school activities on their own time, including cultural enrichment.
I love my school!! It teaches me a lot and I have felt more independent while going to this school. The teachers are helpful in many ways and teach us about standards and also to respect each other.
i thought that this school was the best school i ever went to. ya it had it's bad moments, but overall, i loved it. this school is one that i shall miss forever. ms.kamakeeaina rocks! -malia
i thought taht this schol was the best.it was fun and there were the coolest teachers!ireally miss that place-malia value
This is a great school.Although it has a bad reputation,I love it.It has very nice, experienced teachers.It is a very 'real' school, and after you leave it to go to high school, you'll be ready!
Maybe not the best school in the world. But if you child went to Kamalii or Kihei send them here. Loads of activities and a Great Student council. I had fun here.
This was a good school for me. It had a variety of extra crricular acctivities. To keep the students well rounded. They envoled are parents in activities and like bring your parent to school day. There is verynice teachers willing to help you through out you 3 years at lokelani.
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