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King Kamehameha III Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 739 students

 

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Posted May 21, 2010

I love this school. The teachers are caring, respectful, and well-qualified. I had a daughter attend for most of her elementary years. I switched her in 2nd grade from the other local elementary school, because I was very disappointed many aspects (but that's another review...). Within two months of switching she made great improvements in reading. I was amazed! By the time she left in 5th grade, she was accepted to an exclusive private school for middle school. I attended this school, as did my husband. It is old... and in need of some serious renovations, but the teachers and administration more than make up for lacking facilities. Mahalo to Mr. Franz and all the staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

The teachers and principal/staff really care about the kids and the school. They work really hard. Both of my kids have teachers who make learning fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2010

I have two children at this school and we all love it. The teachers are wonderful and the staff knows all the children by name. They feel very safe and there is no problems with discipline or bullying that I know of. Lots of aloha! The curriculum could be more challenging but the NCLB Act really put a damper on their improvement. My oldest is a 'star student' and she is constantly having to wait for others to catch up. There's not that much extracurricular activities for them to do, but they are trying with the little money they have. Furlough Fridays have definitely affected the amount of time they have to learn other things. Their main focus is reading and math but sometimes it's too much for them when they do the same things over and over. I do wish they would learn more about history and science.
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Posted November 15, 2005

This school offers much 'aloha', with the teachers offering a caring environment for students to grow within. The facility is very old and outdated, yet there is some hope for the local gov. to do some upgrades to the classrooms. I have 2 children that attend this school, and they are happy and seem to be learning. I wouldn't say that they are extremely challenged, but it is a decent environment.
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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 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2012.

119 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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 63% in 2012.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
59%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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 62% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
50%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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 24% 34%
Asian 21% 35%
White 21% 14%
Hispanic 20% 4%
Two or more races 14% 8%
Black 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Lahaina, HI 96761
Phone: (808) 662-3955

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