Mililani Mauka is a great school. My child just loves this school! The teachers my child has had have been great! The curriculum is very challenging. I feel that success for any child starts at home. It is not the schools responsibility alone to teach our kids. The only complaint I have about this school is that they seem to always want to fundraise. We just got a survery about fundraiser for next year and our year isn't over yet. They do 3 fundraisers back to back in the beginning of the school year, plus collecting for tshirts, yearbooks, field trips and more. Doesn't the Principal know we are in a recession?
I noticed that most of the complaints are done durning registration time. Could the reason be that these ill feelings come from registration not being processed due to incomplete paperwork? There is two sides to a story. We often forget to evaluate how we came off to someone to cause a reaction as such. My child attends Mauka and I sometimes volunteer there. I am confident that my child is being treated fairly and is safe. Involving the children is a poor way to get a voice across. If feelings of unfriendliness or unwill to help is really the issue there is a more productive way then trying to get parents riled up. I am pretty sure if a child was being mistreated it would of been out...
I have also experiened rude, unwill to assit office help, but recently I notice they jump up from their desks and run to the counter to assit. I can't but help to wonder if they read GreatSchools.com too! I really like Mauka. They rated 2nd in the state in testing last year. The teachers really push the kids to do their best..which can be good and bad (too much presure on the kids to keetp up). But overall, it is an excellent school.
I am a parent of a child that attends MMES. I have been in the office on several occations. The office staff workers are wonderful. I have witnessed first hand while waiting for my child in the office how rude some of these parents get to them when told they can't have it their way or can't do a certain thing. We as parents or visitors need to realize that these individuals have a job to do. They have rules and procedures. They follow it to a T and are fair all the way around. No special treatment for anyone. It is the ones who think they are above everyone else who get upset when rules are enforced upon them. My question to the most recent post is'What didn't they allow you do do'? They have told me 'no' several times. Oh well that's life. Rules/ Procedures...there everywhere we go!!
This school is excellent. My kids have attended this school for the past three years and I am very pleased with their progress. The teachers are really good and the standards are high. One of the best in Oahu! Go Eagles!
I'm quite impressed with this school. My child another atteneded another school on Oahu and progress was limited. At Mililani Mauka, my child was challenged and has shown tremendous growth his first year there. Teachers seem to work well together as a team and curriculum is quite rigorous. Having my child at Mauka has been the best thing for my family.
This school is over rated, no programs and extra activities compared to other public schools on Oahu. We moved from Kaneohe to Mililani and wished we did not....School and homes are poorly made.
My son is in Kindergarten and really loves it. This is the best school on Oahu that we could find that doesn't cost 15,000 to go to. Parent involvement it appreciated. There is so much to learn here in Kindergarten. My son is learning Japanese, Hawaiian, and sometimes they learn about other cultures . I volunteer quite a bit and too be honest I think a permanent assistant would be a great idea for this school. Parents do not seem to volunteer as much here because most parents have to work because of the high cost of living. I would recommend this school to anyone. My son has learned so much. They have to get up in front of the class and speak about their journal or sharing time. This really helps the shy kids to come out of their shell.
We lived in HI for only one year and my two children attended this school. The school culture is very rigid. Lots of consequences for lack of responsibility. This was actually a good thing as I saw tremendous progress being made academically. If your child can rise to a challenge and be tough emotionally, this is the school to go to.
This first rate school has been somewhat handicapped by having to provide for two separate schools on one campus this year. This caused the population to rise to 1250. The new school will open this month and the population will fall to normal levels. In spite of the crowding, the school earned highest ratings from a Honolulu Magazine study, was nominated as a Blue Ribbon school, and has exceeded NCLB/AYP requirements easily.
My son attended this school from K through 5. He and his classmates received an excellent foundation education plus had opportunities to explore science, music (both chorus and strings), and high-level math in a safe, challenging supportive environment. The current principal is outstanding. She is hardworking, intelligent, and committed to the success of all of the children. (some of the other comments sound suspiciously like 'sour grapes'.) This is the best K-5 education on Oahu and it doesn't cost $12,000 per year.
My children attended Mililani Mauka Elementary from 3rd grade until 6th grade. The school is very beautiful, it has quite a bit of up to date equipment. Unfortunately the volume of work at this school is rather high. After inquiring with a specific teacher if they are looking for quality or quantity. The response is they want both, the student teacher ratio is higher than stated, the school is over populated. The office staff is rather rude and not very quick to help. Administration will look into a parents concern but not necessarily follow up on it. My children were both pulled out of the middle of 6th grade and returned to their old schools
One of the best public on Oahu, unfortunately the State school systems overall performance is poor. There is no local control over the school system. The principal works for the unions and the money coming out of the state is based on political ties. This makes the local population less willing to be involved in the system.
I have two children currently at this school and have been here for a few years. This school has it's good and bad points to it. It is in a nice neighborhood and has a good selection of teachers and staff. Some of their programs are outstanding and others need work. Their PE program is one of the best that I have seen. As with any school, there are teachers that really have the students in mind, and ones that are just there doing make-work with the students. The facilities are all very nice and well supplied. Unfortunately, it's the parents that are having to supply the school with most of the things that it uses. The office staff in unbelievably rude and uncooperative. The Vice Principal is very controling and the principal is equally the flip side of the coin and is totally run over by the desires of the V.P. If you are willing and able, the more that you Volunteer your time with this school, the better you will be accepted. Otherwise, if you want to be involved in your childs' education, homeschool. This school only requires notification and testing at certain grade levels.
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