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67020 Waialua Beach Rd
Waialua, HI 96791

(808) 637-8228
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4 stars
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December 02, 2013
This is a great school! This school is located in the country of the North Shore of Oahu. With a large number of Title I students, Waialua Elementary's students and staff have been named a "National Blue Ribbon School". The principal is willing to spend funds on AR, AM, KidBiz and new reading programs. The test scores show what a benefit these programs are. The staff is committed to making Waialua Elementary a leader in elementary education.

- submitted by a community member
June 25, 2012
My daughter has attended this school for 2 years and has absolutely hated it. Before coming to Waialua Elementary she loved school, so this has been a real heartache for me to see. The kids are great, she has many wonderful little friends. The principle is AWESOME, he is very visible out and about mingling with the whole student body, even opening doors for kids to get out of their car in the mornings. The teachers are TERRIBLE. I have never, ever, heard so much yelling and screaming at kids in my life! My daughter has been terrified of the teachers. We are going to try one more year (3rd grade) and if it's a repeat of the last 2 years I will move my family and get her into a more nurturing, respectful invironment. I have a son who will be going into elementary school next year and I refuse to let him attend WES and have a bad experience too.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2010
Waialua Elementary won the state Blue Ribbon School award for 2010 and has been nominated for a National Blue Ribbon Award. Waialua's reading scores are in the top 10% of the state, even though it is a rural school with a significant portion of students receiving free and reduced lunch. Teachers are very nurturing but they hold students accountable. In a culture where everyone gets a trophy for just showing up, a school that demands real, quality performance is priceless.

- submitted by a teacher
April 19, 2010
The teachers and staff at Waialua Elementary work so well together, like a family. Their devotion to educating and caring for their children shows. Since the school year for Hawaii's public schools has being cut short by 17 days due to the furlough, it has been a very challenging time, and Waialua Elementary continues to do their best to to provide a top-notch education to every student.

- submitted by a community member
February 26, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2010
Most teachers and the principal discourage parent involvement (like volunteering). Though some teachers are intelligent about children, most teachers at WES care more concerned about disciplining children than teaching them. For example, there are ineffective behavior programs in place for some lower grades, where the majority of students are punished rather than rewarded. Thus, the teachers appear arrogant and detached from students. Most students' bad behavior is minor, and should be dealt with in the classroom, yet teachers too easily send them to the principal or the behavior modification program. Students are recognized as individuals VERY little. Families in the area are more diverse each year, and the school isn't adjusting. The best thing about the school is that the children get along with each other in general, and form good friendships. The area places high value on family, which is great!

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
We're constantly striving to improve ourselves. WES is on one of the few schools that have met NCLB requirements every year.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 05, 2009
The teachers and families at Waialua El. are so caring that they make it a fun place to be. So much learning takes place because we all work together.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 05, 2009
I have taught at this school for more than 20 years. We are always working together as a team to be a leading school in the state, let alone being recognized at a national level. We have the best staff and teachers I could ever hope to work with. Our students, families and students are wonderful and supportive! I will be here until I retire!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 05, 2009
I love Waialua Elementary School because I work with the greatest group of people in the state. They are caring, sharing, unselfish people who will drop what they're doing to help anyone in need. It's a pleasure to come to work everyday, even when I'm not feeling well.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
Best people to work with, a great community to be a part of...

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 05, 2009
Waialua Elementary has a special of combination of academic excellence and family nurturing. We teach our kids and love them like family.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
We know that they care about their students very much!

- submitted by a community member
November 03, 2009
We the teachers and staff at Waialua Elementary School truly care about our students and each other. We are a big family. With all the cuts that are being forced upon us, this precious prize money would be a great help to us. Mahalo!

- submitted by a community member
August 20, 2008
I'm very pleased w/Waialua. My daughter is in 5th grade and my son is in the 2nd grade. They have been going there for 3 years and it's been great. I agree w/everything the previous poster has already said.

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July 29, 2008
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January 14, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 22, 2007
My son is in the 2nd grade and has been at Waialua since Kindergarten. I am very happy with this wonderful school. We moved to Mililani after his 1st grade year but continued having him attend Waialua because we felt it was a better school for him. Our home school in Mililani had not met the annual yearly progress indicators and Waialua has. My son participates in the Gifted and Talented program that was started this year and enjoys it so much. I feel that the teachers, administrators, office staff and just about everyone else on campus genuinely care about the students. I am pleased with the computer lab and mobile labs that Waialua El has. Great job and what a great place to be a kid. My only reccommendations would be to have more PE and funding for more extracurriculars. All around good education and learning atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
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Waialua Elementary School
67020 Waialua Beach Rd, Waialua, HI  96791
(808) 637-8228
Last modified Waialua Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Waialua Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top