"Our school is best known for our being a NASA Explorer School."
Students enrolled 550
Hours 7:50 AM - 2:00 PM
School leader Dr. Susan Hirokane
Transportation options Yes
District Hawaii Department Of Education
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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1090 Waimano Home Rd
Pearl City, HI 96782

(808) 453-6455
(808) 453-6467
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4 stars
Based on 31 ratings

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September 16, 2014
This school is soooo slow at doing anything. Their website is NOT updated on time, they do not have help for student (i.e. tutoring) for K-1, I had to hire a tutor because my child was not getting the attention needed and there is very little or delayed communication from the teacher to the parents (i.e. in class performance & grades on their tests, we don't see that until the following week). I do not know about you but my child gets rewarded for having a good week and getting 100% on his tests, but what kind of reward is it when it is not until the following week? There are simple ways to solve the schools short comings but it is if they truly want to; 1. Update and continuously update your website (i.e. calendar, teacher lists, events). 2. Have an online classroom for parents to look at to make sure their child is doing the homework and has their daily/weekly progress reports (FOR ALL GRADES!). This would alleviate sooo much miscommunication between teacher and parents. (i.e. homework online used for online access to homework assignments, study materials and lesson notes and a parent portal that provides parents access to student attendance, progress reports, and report cards).

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2014
As a parent, I m happy that my chid s school has a second parent teacher conference, that I don t think other schools do! I know how hard the teachers work and I want to let them know that we really appreciate their efforts and putting children first, especially with the new common core standards - even I need to learn more about.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2013
I give the teachers in this school 4 stars because some of them they really care about the kids and the rest only care about their pay checks. The principal seems very nice always smile I wish I can say the same for her staff. I agree with one of the reviewer, the staff needs to smile more often.I don't think I will bring my child to this school next year, probably to Momilani or a private school.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
Pearl City Elem. is a ok school to me,reason is because lack of supervision in the morning for students around campus,in the cafeteria and playground areas,also there's not enough supervivision for the kids at the parking lot.But I have to say that the teachers are really great even though some of them are not really friendly,they still good teachers.Most of the staff members are snobs,they look sad and angry everyday.But for new parents don't let that stop you guys from going to Pearl City El. Because the teachers are good.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2013
Our daughter started going there with only 2 months left in the school year. The staff/teachers and the students were kind and friendly and very receptive. We could not be happier with our current situation! Teachers challenge the students and make learning fun and exciting. Oue daughter loves going to school!

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2013
Pearl City Elementary School provides students with a nurturing environment in which to learn and grow academically and socially.

- submitted by a teacher
May 23, 2013
There are many great things that PCES is doing to help educate our schools. They have many extracurricular activities for the upper grade students to participate in such as JPO, Chorus, and Robotics, to name a few. In addition, the technology used at this school is OUTSTANDING!! The students have laptops in the classroom and use various online programs to enhance learning. My experience with the teachers and staff was wonderful. They are nurturing and cariing. Everyone should bring their children here.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2013
I have one child currently attending PCE and have to say my expectations were not very high in the beginning because I had heard some negative reviews of this school. However, after one year of my child attending PCE I only have good things to say about this school. The school is diverse with plenty of military kids and local kids who get along beautifully with each other. I have volunteered at the school several times and my impression of the staff is positive. There are really only 2 staff members who seem a bit harsh towards the kids. But what I mean by that is they have a more "old school" approach. I don't particularly agree with their style/tone but I certainly don't want to blow it out of proportion. My child doesn't even really have to interact with these people much, so truthfully, I don't give it much thought. My other little one is starting school at PCE next year and I'm happy to have them both there.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2012
This is our first year at this school and as of right now, it's leaving me wanting to home school my child. The play ground supervision is lacking, and those who do are extremely rude, bossy and unfair to the children. 1 teacher threatens the class, with holds recess from them for reporting things a class bully does, then set thems up for failure by asking them what happened during lunch when no one openly tells. Teachers seem cold and uncaring towards most of the student ( although it's clear they do have favorites) The only bright side to this school is that it's one of the few that offers music class.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2011
This is a great school! We sought at Geographical Exception to this school after hearing rave reviews about it. The principal is great, very friendly and knowledgeable, and is always seeking grants and other funds to make improvements to the school; right now they are building a brand new library. They are very military friendly, and very welcoming to new students. The teachers are very positive and truly care about the students. They have lots of neat classes, like music, computer, Hawaiian studies, library, etc. They also offer many extracurricular activities after school. Our favorite is the art classes which our daughter has enjoyed tremendously. Low student to teacher ratio (comparatively) with many E.A.'s to assist. Thanks PCES!

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2010
I have 3 children that attend now and a fourth that will attend in the fall. I have been surprisingly pleased with the quality of teachers and the amount of programs offered at Pearl City. The Chorus program is fantastic and the Gifted and Talented program pushes the students beyond what they thought they were capable of! The school is consistently trying to offer programs that appeal to everyone....the parents now just need to get involved.

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- submitted by a student
February 04, 2009
This school is a great school to teach at, with a positive atmosphere and great support!

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February 04, 2009
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February 04, 2009
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I am very impressed with the music program and chorus. The students have the opportunity to learn music concepts from a very experienced music teacher.

- submitted by a teacher
February 04, 2009
Pearl City Elementary school is a wonderful environment for all students. Teachers genuinely care for the academic and social welfare of the students. I am very pleased with my son's success.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2009
Pearl City Elementary is a great school and it provides lots of opportunities to connect technology to learning. As a NASA school, students are also provided extra opportunities to work with people from NASA and participate in activities dealing with Science. The school also provides after-school tutoring, a math club, a robotics club, and chorus. As a new teacher to the school, I am happy with what the school provides for the students and the students are always eager to learn and participate. The staff is also friendly and helpful.

- submitted by a teacher
February 04, 2009
Pearl City Elementary School is conveniently located at the junction of Kamehameha Highway and Waimano Home Road, easy to find, with good access. This award-winning K-6 NASA Explorer School offers a curriculum with an emphasis on the sciences and technology. The school is working toward providing computer & technology access to all students at all grade levels, with computer lab and library expansions already underway. The staff is dedicated to providing for the needs of every child. The campus provides a safe environment for students, and the dynamic mix of diverse, friendly students provides a multi-cultural environment supporting both academic and social development. Extra-curricular activities include chorus, robotics, and a spring track team, with additional activities being developed. A+ and KidzKare programs are available on-site.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2009
My 2 children have been attending Pearl City Elem. School and our family is very pleased. The academics are rigorous and standards based.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2009
Pearl City Elementary has a variety of programs geared towards the students' many interests and academic needs. Dedicated teachers volunteer their personal time to supervise activities that encourage the students to explore their academic and career interests.

- submitted by a community member
February 04, 2009
Pearl City Elementary School avails a curriculum and programs that are up to the national standards across all content areas. It provides a nurturing environment and opportunities to grow and progress.

- submitted by a community member
November 13, 2008
Pearl City Elementary is a great school! I am very happy with the curriculum and the time spent helping my child. I am impressed with the NASA program and the extracurricular activities that are available to all students.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2008
This school does a great job for below-average and average kids and pours their resources into these areas. Higher-end kids have less challenges. They refused to test my kids for GT and after I took them to another school, they qualified easily for the program. There wasn't much of program that I could see anyway. Parent participation is low. Parents are told they cannot volunteer in their own child's class due to disruption. Even so, there are some parents who practically live at the school volunteering in their kid's class. They do welcome new students and the principal is kind and a good leader in general. The NASA program is a plus and the computer teacher is great. There seem to be a lot of discipline problems in the upper grades. It didn't meet my kids' needs overall, and I never felt comfortable having my kids there.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2008
Faculty and staff are very warm and caring to new students. Very well rounded school and would suggest this school to other new families in the Pearl City area. It is also the only NASA Explorers Elem, School in the state of Hawaii.

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- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2007
I am a single mother in the military. I have gone on 2 deployments. My son has been diagnosed with ADHD and he is not on medication, because of a heart defect. The staff worked with my mother and I to keep him in school despite the mishaps that non-medicated ADHD has. They are excellent in working with him. He made honor roll in his second year there! He has great relationships with his current teachers and the teachers he used to work with. Without the dedication of the teachers and staff, my son would not have excelled the way he did. This school has bent over backwards for him and we are grateful. Muchos Mahalos!

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May 03, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2005
Our first opinion of Pearl City Elementary School is that the safety of the grounds is one to be desired as far as we're concerned! We arrived on the Island after school session began and have not had an opportunity to know what extracurricular activies PCES has to offer. As parents, staying involved with the school will show us what academic programs are available and also the quality of the administrators. I pray that our children can learn in a safe environment. This is our goal!

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2005
Our four children attended Pearl City Elem from 1999-2003. Between the four children, we experienced K-5th grades. We had a wonderful experience there and all four kids excelled and continued to do well when we transferred to No. Virginia schools. We thought the administration was wonderful, the teachers fantastic (only one was lacking) and enjoyed a great chorus experience (including travel to neighboring islands). The kids began switching classes in 1st grade for core subjects, to allow for more skill-level instruction. We were sad to leave the school!

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Pearl City Elementary School
1090 Waimano Home Rd, Pearl City, HI  96782
(808) 453-6455
Last modified Pearl City Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pearl City Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top