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Kihei Public Charter School

Charter | PK-12 & ungraded

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 1, 2014

Kihei Charter School has some great teachers, but the leadership and communication is less than desirable. The curriculum and websites the students and parents must use to determine assignments lack cohesion and can be very confusing. General communications are all listed in their website which must be checked daily or you will miss what's going on. Send your child here only if you have ample time to assist them in figuring out what is required of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2013

I think the other, older reviews are based on the middle school program. The high school program is TERRIBLE. Only 65% of students graduate on time. (Don't take my word for it; look at the ARCH reports for this school. The facilities are dismal: dirty, makeshift rooms with no windows or exterior doors in an industrial complex. The administration is incompetent: no leadership, poor to NO communication with parents, no support for students other than a suggestion to "Read the handbook". The teachers have potential! Many seem to be well-educated and well-intentioned but are limited by a heavy workload, poor facilities, and the aforementioned lack of leadership. Sadly, they emphasize outcome over process and they do not fulfill the objectives and goals they claim. Check their fail/retention/dropout rate. THIS SCHOOL HORRIBLE. SEND YOUR CHILD ONLY IF YOU WANT TO PUNISH HIM/HER.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2012

This school is great with amazing education, lots of extracurricular activities, good discipline, great peers, and much more.


Posted April 26, 2010

If you are lucky enough to get in, you will be very happy. The teachers are amazing and it is clear that they love to teach and really care about the kids. Their TEAMS program stands for Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math, Science. This is truly one of the best schools on Maui.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Because of its commitment to quality education.


Posted January 2, 2009

This is an excellent school where instead of simply reading about science, the students go out and get their hands wet! They collect data for UH and for NOAA through partnerships, and have a student-teacher ratio of 14-1, which means no student falling through the cracks. Lots of flexibility and individualization to enable students to reach their maximum potential. Highly recommended!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2008

Very good school. Excellent learning system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2008

I have had the chance to send my kids to this school. I would highly recommend it to my friends and family with school aged kids. It takes highly dedicated parents and kids.
—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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
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 65% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%
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

Biology I

2013

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

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

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A49%
Female 47%N/A48%
Male 53%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 Ohukai Rd
Kihei, HI 96753
Phone: (808) 875-0700

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