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2875 Waianae Uka Avenue
Wahiawa, HI 96786

(808) 624-9500
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October 13, 2014
My kids goes to this school it has a awesome program for student studies and great reading program I am really happy with everything about this school everyone is so nice and helpful.. from the office staff to the teachers.. they are a really big school but still have that aloha spirit! I know some of the comments i read on here are really harsh but I have nothing but good things to say about this school... I have been in the office before where I have seen with on own eyes some of these parents come in and act so rude and disrespectful, also demanding..I know that this school is on a army base.. but me as a army wife i think we should be representing our husbands and for us as army wives to do that is just not right..but yet the ladies in the office handle it with the a smile and help them anyway possible... now that is what i call service! I love this school teachers, staff, and principals! my kids take a lot of pride in this school he loves being a lion of Solomon!

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2014
Good luck getting any help with an IEP/504 plan. The principal will not only fight you on requesting one, but will not even know the difference between the two forms. My son is in second grade and is repeating the same curriculum as last year at the same school. His spelling words are 3-4 letter words, and there is no consistency with academia. I will be joining the growing population of homeschoolers due to the horrible conduct at this school. DO NOT expect any help with any of your special needs kids...especially if they have high-functioning autism. We were told "we don't do anything unless they are failing." They don't follow Section 504 rights, and will blame you for not doing enough for your child, even after you have repeatedly asked for the evaluation process. Teachers don't inform parents of expectations or all assignments, and the kids get punished regardless. Overall horrible communication between the school and parents, despite emails, calls, etc. Either get a geographical exception or homeschool: Hawaii is ridiculously lax on homeschool constraints: do your child a favor and teach them yourself!

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2014
My son attended 4th grade here and it was a wonderful experience. He had two teachers that co-taught and both were excellent. They also had a couple of class helpers that were very encouraging and helpful, my son talked about a Mr. Ray a lot. Both had to take leave, one paternity and one maternity but because there were two they didn't skip a beat, and communicated through email with parents effectively. The teachers emphasized the right things appropriately, we came from a school in Kansas that I believe, over-emphasized SFA. On top of that, my son got to participate in Hawaiiana studies that included native fruits and vegetables they got to try every week, but songs, hula, and fieldtrips to a camp that taught the kids about being stewards of the land, and a taro farm. The principal is highly involved and grew up military so she understands our kids needs. I could go on and on. I would have to agree that SOME not all office staff could be friendlier, but you can't judge a whole school by that. Also there are two older men that serve as crossing guards and light security that are great and teach the older kids to perform these duties.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2013
HORRIBLE,RUDE,SELF-CENTERED OFFICE STAFF. M SON WENT HERE FOR 1 YEAR AND I WAS SO HAPPY WHEN THEY DID THE GEOGRAPICAL EXCEPTION AND NOW ATTENDS A REALLY AWSOME SCHOOL(HALE kULA)I HAVE NEVER EVER SEEN OFFICE STAFF THIS RUDE AND IT GOES TO SHOW THE PRINCIPLE DONT EVEN CARE.I FEEL SORRY FOR ANYONE WHO HAS TO DEAL WITH THEM. HALE KULA ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!! SOLOMEN NOT!!!!!!!!!! MATTER OF FACT SOLOMEN DONT EVEN DESERVE A RATING OF ONE. ITS THE OFFICE STAFF THAT MAKES THEM HAVE BAD RATINGS

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2012
My kids attended this awful school for way to long 3 years.You might get smaller class size but its cause most folks assigned to this school decide to homeschool instead of sending their kid to this school!This school has horrible staff that needs desperate training on manners & how to speak to parents.If have IEP/504, it gets worse.There's no team with IEPs at this school. It's more like school versus parents.Very few folks that are happy with this school have no IEP/504 so if you're one of the parents that will need IEP/504, get ready for major headaches w/ this school.Also research test scores & you will find the education is lacking.There's some nice teachers that work there but they can only do so much when told to teach a poor curriculum.Have met teachers & other staff on a personal level & some have said to me they've quit working there cause office staff tells them to advise parents that kid is doing well when is clearly not the case, that way the school can avoid extra costs on student."Local" teachers are given option to enroll their kid under a G.E. but refuse to enroll their own kid at this school!Nearby professionals &schools heard bad stories of this school themselves

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2012
My daughter went to first grade here last year and will continue for a couple more years. The education here is phenomenal now. The teacher she had was absolutely wonderful and I am a university graduate and I can tell if my kids are gettting a good education or not. The classes are small and the teachers are motivating. My friends with kids on mainland the same age as my daughter are not as advanced as what she has been learning here, and yes I was skeptical when we moved here thinking the education was going to be horrible. Totally happy with this school, will always continue monitoring her education but so far so GOOD.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2010
Awful school. Should replace all office staff with people who enjoy working. Communication leaves much to be desired. Teachers on the other hand are alright.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
My daughter is at this school and has been for over a year. I won't say the school is bad because the entire education system here is behind unless you put your child in private school. This school is exemplary on within this islands education system. I monitor my child's learning there and supplement it so she won't be that far behind when we rtn to the mainland. If you can afford private school I would recommend it.

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- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2010
This school is doing fine. They have a wonderful support system for the families of deployed soldiers and they support the troops. This is not a DOD school so it is different from what you may be use to but has a state run school, they offer classes for any state staff who aren't familiare with the military to get acquainted with the traditions and hardships that the families and especially the children have to deal with. Get involved if you are unhappy. Become a volunteer so you can see for yourself what goes on. There is no way you can leave a comment like that if you could see what goes on during the day. If you are that unhappy, maybe homeschooling your child/children is the way to go. It takes a village to raise a child not just an elementary school.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2010
My children have recieved a less than average education here! I am sad that being a school on an Army base, this is the best that they can do for our children. This is a total disservice to our troops who are risking their lives to have their children get such a poor education!! If I could put my children in another school, this would had been done by now!!! Poor teaching staff, poor administration and poor work ethics!!

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2009
The school is fantastic! The teachers work with kids and parents equally. They set the kids up for success with a various programs available. My sons enjoyed their time at the school! A+++++ teachers!

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
We have been to many schools and in my opinion this is the worst. The staff is unwilling to work with parents, communication skills are not there and people skills lack. They do not have children s best interest at heart and set them up for failure.(In my experiences)

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2009
My daughter goes to this school and peoples opinion will vary. If your the kind of parent who nothing satisfies you then yeah this school will be a problem for you. I personally kept close contact with my daughters teacher, she even gave me her cell # and we also kept in contact by email. She did great and we didnt have any problems.

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no rating July 30, 2009
My daughter goes to this school and peoples opinion will vary. If your the kind of parent who nothing satisfies you then yeah this school will be a problem for you. I personally kept close contact with my daughters teacher, she even gave me her cell # and we also kept in contact by email. She did great and we didnt have any problems.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2009
my child was enrolled at this school last year, that being her first year in that school. I was less than impressed with the education that she received. I was constantly told of her deficinecies, and worked with her at home, but never saw the testing to back it up.

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- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2008
I really don't have any complaints about Solomon. My son is in 1st grade and he seems to enjoy it. The only down side is there is a lot of construction going on now, and a lot of the classes have to be relocated after they have already started getting used to being in the current class. THe teachers seem good for the most part.

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August 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2008
My grandchildren went here in grades K-2. We pcs this summer. While most of the teachers are great I would request someone you know is good (Major, Sonomura, Takaba for K, Ku, Stone, Kurisu for 1st, Koyamatsu and Lee for 2nd). Most teachers at Solomon are great, but a few bad apples. Students switch teachers for reading and in 1st and 2nd they do labs where they visit all the teachers for special lessons. This is how I got to know about so many teachers. My grandson loved labs and he learned so much in them. K has special activities too like art which my granddaughter enjoyed. I was nervous about all the switching (seems like too much) but it was a great experience for them both. Loved the principal. VP was arrogant and inconsistent, which is why I gave 4 instead of 5 stars.

- submitted by a community member
March 05, 2008
My son went to Kindergarten on Hickam AFB and we liked it a lot more than Solomon. I like most of the teachers - there needs to be more fun times for the younger children. I appreciate that they want them to excel but when you are 5, you need some fun, also. The principal has said some anti-military statements that have upset some of us and the vice-principal can't seem to remember anyone, even if they just had a meeting. The counseling program is excellent and like I said, I really like a lot of the staff.

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- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2007
My son is attending Solomon for his third year now. The teachers and faculty have been excellent and have always pushed him to excel. We feel very lucky to have a staff that is so involved with the children and so considerate during times of deployments. I spoke with my son's teacher and principal today about my upcoming deployment and I felt great after leaving the school, knowing that they'd both be keeping an eye out for any changes in my son's behavior. I also feel comfortable knowing that many of the teaching staff are dealing with deployment-related seperations themselves, and can therefore relate to what my son will be experiencing. What is most important, in my opinion, is that my son feels very safe and very comfortable in his learning environment. He enjoys his school and even his homework. I think this speaks volumes.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2007
My children attended this school for three and a half years and we've had our ups and downs there. My children have been fortunate to have outstanding teachers -- Mr. Nacapuy being the cream of the crop. I have mixed opinions about the reading program. The reading program emphasizes speed over comprehension. I have had good dealings with the principal, but not the vice principal. The only involvement he has with the students is when they're in trouble. Also the disciplinary standards and punishments are inconsistent and often skewed. When a student goes to a teacher/supervisor repeatedly they need to step in and not expect the kids to know how to handle it. Mediation should be initiated at this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2007
My daughters started going to Solomon in July 06. I must say I was very disappointed. The office staff was horrible, and the parent volunteer program was depressing. However, as the year continued I saw a small change in a better direction. The school seems to want to progress. By the end of the school year my children enjoyed thier school, and I appreciated thier teachers. I do however feel that they they need a more challenging curriculum. They need to push other subjects a little harder. They should have a music or art. Everything seems rushed. They should be in school later everyday like some of the private schools. Then maybe they won't be so pressed for time. We are moving on to a school in Kapolei, and I never thought I would say this but I will miss some of the staff at Solomon. I wish them luck.

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- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2007
My children attends this school, and I must disagree with the other comments. My children has been at another public school here in Hawaii and Solomon is by far the best school that my children had attended. This school has helped my children become better students than what they were before. I think that, teachers, faculty and staff at solomon are doing there very best for the students. Thank you teachers, faculty and staff for all of your hard work and for everything that you do for our children.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2006
I just read through each statement and find them all to be true. I feel bad for each of the parents. I was a teacher at the school for 1 year while my husband was stationed there. That school is a mess, especially the office. However, there are a few excellent teachers there. I wasn't surprised to see Mrs. majors and Mrs. Sunomora's name mentioned. If you are moving to the area and have a child entering K request their classroom.

- submitted by a teacher
September 07, 2006
My child has been going to school at Solomon since 10/2005 and I agree with the other poster's comments. Principal and office staff try their best to avoid any type of work. EFMP students have to fight for OT/PT/Speech services. PE is once every 10 days, no music or art. Reading is the main focus, writing and math fall behind. No computers for lower grades. Parental involvement is not encouraged.I think people wanting to PCS here, should be better informed about the quality of the schools and children in EFMP should have more advocacy so that can receive the required services.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2006
I'm not impressed with this school. My child arrived about 3 weeks before the end of 05-06 school year and received excellent final grades from one of the best schools in SC..RICE CREEK Elementary, the teacher here wanted to give her a different passing grade for the year and not count her grades from SC, even though she was only there for 3 weeks. I had to go up there and straighten that out..I WON. I have never heard of a school that makes you finish reading a # of sentences in 1 minute. By rushing the student this causes inaccuracy. The state needs a better curriculum. I grew up a military child and I'm so glad we were never stationed here!I think DOD should take over also!

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2006
Solomon has been a big disappointment.The school doesn't have any extracurricular activities. The stuff is very incompetent, they can't help you with anything starting with the principal.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2006
I have three children that attend Solomon. Two of them were in third grade last year and their teachers were Awesome. Mrs. Nakama is an awesome lady and very helpful and understanding. She always had time for my son and anything he may need.Mrs Fujimoto was very helpful and accepted my daughter into her class with open arms. Ms. Diggs and Ms Mary were my youngest sons teachers. They are two of the best people, teachers, women I have ever met. Solomon like all Hawaii schools needs some approvement but it is not as bad as some make it sound.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2006
Solomon Elementary School does not have a good reading program for its students. The report cards are difficult to understand. I could not even determine my child's reading level on the report card. The kids worked harder and spent more time on May Day than any other school activity. What about final exams? How does Solomon Elem compare to other K-5 schools? I am disappointed.

- submitted by a teacher
May 10, 2006
Not impressed. Not at all. The school is a shambles, the front office staff is rude and dress inappropriately. What a role model for my daughter! They never call when my daughter is absent, guess they dont care if she isn't there. Also, school lunches are pathetic, all fried/greasy stuff. The teachers have little patience for minor misbehavings and write the kids up for small things that I had to laugh when I read it. (For example my daughter broke her fork at lunch) Also another kid pulled my daughters pants down and the teachers did NOTHING! Cant wait to get out of here! Wish we could afford private school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 12, 2006
My two children are currently attending this school. The school offers a wonderful reading program and yet offer nothing regarding math, history or science. My eldest is struggling with math and exceeding in reading, but can't write a sentence to save her life! My youngest can surely read and now math is being introduce. The teachers are great, but there are some lacking in teacher planning. The Administration is useless. There is absolutely no communication between the staff and the administration.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2005
Unfortunately the rating scale for the principal doesn't go below a 1. I was having serious issues with my child being bully and physically assault and when I went to the principal regarding these incidents she was unaware of the prior incidents and said that she could only deal with the issue in front of her currently. There is no open door policy you have to make an appointment to see her and her lack of interest in your concerns is apparent. I had to go the counselor regarding my issues and threaten police action the next time it happened in order to get some kind of relief for my child. The school is a mess. IT does have some truly dedicated teachers that put their all into it. But when you have an administration that does nothing to maintain order and doesn't back its teachers their hands are tied.

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November 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2005
This school has some phenominal teachers, but they are few and far between. There are quite a few inadequite teachers and of course my child has had the worst of them! I would not recommend your child attend this school unless there are some major changes done with the teaching staff. If your child is put in this district you must be actively involved in his/her education. No one is going to care if he is truly learning besides you. It is sad that our children's education has to suffer if we are defending our nation's freedom. Some of the teachers are very insensitive to the fact that these are military children. This school should be taken over by DOD immediately!

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2005
My son started this school as a first grader and has done very well. He was not reading before entering and now is reading well. My only complaint is although the reading program is phenominal they are not teaching them to write as well as they read. My son is great at reading, but doesn't seem to be able to write the words he reads! There needs to be a steady balance of both. His class teacher however is wonderful. She is very good with the kids, and knows how to discipline without scorn.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2005
This school is beyond bad. They lost my kindergartener twice. The teachers are not effective and their programs are substandard. The principal is always 'out of the office'. This school should be taken over by DOD and the current staff should be fired. Do not send you children here if you are expecting them to learn and be safe.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2004
We had a horrible experience with this school. It was fine for my daughter who is regular ed but my son is dyslexic and requires certain help. I had to fight constantly and eventually had to even get an adovate to help me with the meetings with the school. All this school was worried about was money which isnt even suppose to be discussed when talking about a childs education. We had to demand and fight for everything my child needed and it a was a long gruiling process. In fact the advocate from hawaii disability center said they are up there often. I have never been so thankful to see a school in my rearview mirror. Schools should be looking out for the best of our children not just when it is the cheap way.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2004
My child will be entering 2nd grade at Solomon. She has had great teachers that really understand that military children have slightly differant needs then the regular child and that the kids go thru quite a bit. Mrs. Sonomura and Mrs. Dunn have been great! My child loves school, loves to learn and is reading at an amazing levels. We can not wait for school to start and for my middle child to start with Mrs. Major.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2004
My son moved here from Michigan. He was welcomed with open arms. His teacher Mrs. Major really pushes the children to do their best and encourages all the parents to be very active in their childrens education. We as parents sometimes have just as much homework as the children. After being in Mrs. Majors class for only 6 weeks my son was reading, learning math and doing some of the basic book reporting projects. He is only in Kindergarden. We are very proud of home and very proud of Mrs. Major for being such an influence on the young children. Thank you, Kim Milton

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Sergeant Samuel K Solomon Elementary School
2875 Waianae Uka Avenue, Wahiawa, HI  96786
(808) 624-9500
Last modified Sergeant Samuel K Solomon Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sergeant Samuel K Solomon Elementary School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top