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Momilani Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded

 
 

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Posted October 9, 2010

Momilani is an AMAZING school and if you are lucky enough to have your children attend, they will get a top notch education. All 3 of my childen attend Momilani. The principal is very resourceful and gets the school what it needs for both academics and extra curricular. The kids are proficient at using MAC computers in school. Hula, Taiko, Drama, and language classes are some of the MANY activities offerred after school. These kids are some of the most respectful, responsible students my kids have EVER attended school with. Be warned, there is ALOT of homework! The teachers are very aware of what each student needs and parental involvement is a must in this school. It is ranked #1 public elem. school and is a National Blue Ribbon school.. it's like getting a private school education for FREE!! Go Momilani!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Momilani provides a supportive environment for its students and community. Momilani challenges students to do their best and monitors progress for all to succeed. Extracurricular activities are also provided for enrichment, including participation in a drama production.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 29, 2008

I am so pleased we have our children placed at Momilani elementary school! Mrs. Doreen Higa is an outstanding principal who has here heart in the school! The school is an excellent place for students- the teachers foster creative thinking, hold their expectations high for all learners and truly care about each and every student!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

I wish I could stay in Hawaii just because this awesome school. Great teachers that care for our childrens education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2007

By far, this is the best public elementary school in Hawaii. I don't say that lightly--if you look at every school rating poll and most recently, the 2006 Honolulu Magazine article on Hawaii's best schools, Momilani consistently ranks above all others. The staff are incredible..pouring every ounce of their heart and minds into these kids. This is the 'Punahou' and 'Iolani' of the public school system. Team-teaching, small classroom sizes, and active parent involvement make Momilani the brightest star in the Hawaii public school sky...Go Momilani!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2004

This is an exellent school with teachers who guide students and make learning fun.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 21, 2004

This school does not believe in providing its students with 'hands on' experiences. Instead the teachers drill the students with facts and figures, and essentially teach for the standardized tests. The students may score high on the tests but because it's all memorized, I'm willing to bet they forget most of it within a year. There is no learning going on here--just memorizing.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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 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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 72% 34%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 11% 34%
Two or more races 8% 8%
White 5% 14%
Hispanic 3% 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 13%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2130 Hookiekie St
Pearl City, HI 96782
Phone: (808) 453-6444

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