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Palisades Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted September 6, 2007

School teachers and staff are good but after-school program is terrible. Leaders yell at the kids and talk badly about students and parents in front of kids.


Posted December 13, 2010

It is great school, My son loves to go to the school. and I have had nothing but positive experiences with the teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2009

Palisades is a good, clean, well kept, and safe school with a very dedicated principal and staff of teachers. It has an active PTO that hosts events, such as Sports Day, Movie Nights, Fun Fair, and Super Sun Dinners for recognizing student achievements in citizenship and academics. I have two children in the school, a boy and girl, and they really like it. One criticism may be that school lacks consistent extra curricular programs, which are usually done by volunteers, such as dance (hula & hip hop), ukulele, choir, art and others. If not for those dedicated volunteers, it would have nothing. There are no permanently funded music or art programs, for example. Despite these limitations, I feel my children are getting a good education and enjoy the school a great deal. The teachers are very caring and supportive. I would recommend the school to anybody.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2007

As parents, we could not be happier with the education our daughter receives at Palisades Elementary. Both her kindergarten and first grade teachers are outstanding. The lessons are challenging, yet fun and they learn the importance of doing quality work. The teachers take the time to make each child feel important and special. The most important thing that her teachers encourage in her is the love to learn. My daughter loves to go to school and can't wait to return after every break. The school is small and the staff seems to personally know most (if not all) of the students as well as parents and grandparents. The faculty has been working hard to raise the academic level of the school. The preliminary results from the 2006-2007 Hawaii State Achievement tests place the school tied with 3 other elementary schools at number 11 in the state (out of 184 elementary schools).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

My Son was a special needs kid. His teacher really brought him out of his shell to where he can compete with normal kids his age. I can never thank her enough. The principal is very dedicated and administers tough love to these kids as needed. Good to know that there are 'bright stars' in the field of educational professionals
—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.

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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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
69%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 40% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 35% 34%
White 10% 14%
Two or more races 9% 8%
Hispanic 5% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2306 Auhuhu St
Pearl City, HI 96782
Phone: (808) 453-6550

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