My child has attended Ike last year and overall, I was not happy with that school in general. First of all the class sizes were outrageous. There was not interaction between the teacher and parents. My child also had a total of three different teachers while attending 3rd grade. In the third year of the schools operation, there were not enough classrooms to accomodate all the student. That meant some students had to in portables while others occupied high tech class rooms. Overall that school is to over populated and the students are being deprived of deserved attention by the teachers.
We have been disappointed in the environment since our son started K+. Now,in 2nd grade, no homework routine, the teacher seems very disorganized with regards to the daily classroom activities and nightly homestudies.My child is also enrolled into the 'Guided Reading Program' in which he hasn't been seen in 3 weeks. All of which causes multiple phone calls to the school to discuss.There are more Teacher Workdays than Holidays. Principal and Staff are focused on 'The Numbers and accreditation' than the child.Extraordinary no. of children who go to school there but don't live in the district. The Faculty and other 'local' families are not friendly nor do they go out of their way to try to be. Being a Military Family we were also looking for the 'best' but have been very disappointed in this school and surrounding Mililani Ike Community w/regards to how Military Families and Military Children are treated.
Overall I think 'Ike is a good school as far as Hawaii public schools go. However I am concerned with the mathmatics ciriculum.
There is no question that Mililani 'Ike is one of the state's best schools. Mililani 'Ike is a great school because my children have received a rich and rigorous education from caring and compassionate teachers. All of the teachers, counselors, and even the office and cafeteria staff are nice and will go out of their way to help you. The principal is also a great leader who has won multiple awards and moved his school as a foremost state leader. I also am impressed by the number of teachers who earn awards at the school. Talking about awards, I am also very happy that the school received a full 6 year accreditation without a review! In addition, my child has thoroughly enjoyed the extra curricular activities such as track and cross country. Beyond athletics, the school provides video, flag, and an orchestra that you can't believe. Mililani 'Ike is truly a great school.
I am disappointed that one parent's concern can lower the parent's rating of Mililani 'Ike. I believe that Mililani 'Ike is an excellent school because the school focuses on the Hawaii Standards versus old...traditional...outdated textbooks or reading basals.
There is no question that Mililani 'Ike is an excellent school. The school just received a 6 year accreditation (without review) and so many of the teachers and principal have earned awards for their leadership.
My child has been attending Mililani 'Ike for since it opened 4 years ago and I am so happy that such an excellence school can exist. Everything from the teachers to the principal are barnone and it is obvious that the school has become one of the states best performing schools. Beyond winning multiple awards for excellence, the school has always been approachable and positive.
Ike compares to the best private schools in Hawaii. I am so pleased with the school and the emphasis on a quality education. What makes this school special is the pride in this school. The principal, teachers, staff, students and parents. Parent involvement is remarkable!! Mr. Nakasato the principal has put together the finest staff and encourages all to be a part of of the education process and this great school. This is a wonderful school that anyone would be proud to be a part of.
Well, I must say that this school is one of the best I have seen. The staff is great. One downfall that I do Not like is how the kids have to be too independent. They are strict on being on time. I mean, like one min after that bell, your kindergartner has to get a late pass! Even if u walk them to class. Sorry I think that's ridiculous, hes 5 and they are usually late because of the working parent. If you are moving from the mainland, this school is a little advanced in reading. We moved here from NC, where my son had already finished kindergarten and was not yet reading in his old school, and was very out of place when we got here. Very discouraging for a child who is normally very eager to learn!
Brand new school so no test scores are out there but the Mililani schools are by far the top rated and Ike looks like it will follow that pattern. The staff and kids take a lot of pride being part of the school. I can't think of a single downside unless you are looking for a more ethnically diverse school.
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