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Manana Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 446 students

 

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Posted July 9, 2013

Manana is an average elementary school. Some teachers lack in sensitivity and student needs, and the Principal, Mr. Loo is disengenuous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

Manana is an excellent school filled with great teacher's and activity's. Manana has an excellent chorus where the kids get to perform all over the island from the HNl airport to Hawaii Prince hotel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2010

Principal is doing very well. Manana has moved up in test scores while still teaching art and music. The A+ program has too much yelling and punishment of all kids when only a few are a problem. Sitting in the dark is not going to get their homework done. This A+ needs more structure and less yelling.


Posted November 24, 2009

I have been so disappointed by this school time and time again. The principal and teachers are so ineffective when it comes to helping students with special needs. Instead of helping me with my child, they tell me to go to another school who can provide adequate care. What kind of school is that? I'm appalled that this kind of treatment is going on today. Does this school really care about helping students? I don't think so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2009

Wow I'm surprised at the ratings. My children atttended Manana and it is by far nothing like it is portrayed by previous reviews. On top of it all the principle of the school is the worst principle Manana has ever had. I went to this school when I was younger and have never experienced a principle who is more concered about politics then the issues in school. The most rediculous thing he has done to date is waste school funding to build a fence that was not needed. The school property has been like that for over 20 years and was fine. Couldn't he have used that money for the students?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

In a time where many schools are feeling pressured to 'teach to the test,' Manana still values non-core subjects such as music, PE, art, and science. I was so relieved to hear our principal say, 'Our priority is not to teach our children to be successful students in school, but to teach them to be successful human beings when they get out of school.' I could not have said it better myself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

Great School... Great Student, Teacher, Parent relationship! Very patient and respectful to our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

Outstanding music teacher who magically instills the love of music and learning into the entire student body. School environment is calm, safe, and welcoming. Students are well-behaved, well-mannered, and seem to enjoy being in school. Faculty and staff are very warm and friendly which makes the school a nurturing place to learn and play. My children love to go to school and can't wait to return after a break. The teachers that my children have had are outstanding; they make learning fun yet challenging, they are caring and make each child feel special and important. I am so glad that I chose to send my children to Manana Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2007

Great school! Great teachers! Great office staff! One on one attention! Great communication! Highly recommended!
—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.

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

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

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

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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 52% 34%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 25% 34%
Two or more races 11% 8%
Hispanic 6% 6%
White 5% 14%
Black 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1147 Kumano St
Pearl City, HI 96782
Phone: (808) 453-6430

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