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Waianae Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 605 students

 

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Posted June 4, 2011

My child attended 4th grade at Waianae Elementary during the 2010-2011 school year. I am not satisfied with the overall curriculum of this school. The focus is heavily centered on Math/Reading and geared towards the students passing Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) tests throughout the year. When I questioned the teacher about Science and Geography noticing that my child only came home with Math/Reading homework, i was directed to the principal. I did not get a face to face meeting with the principal but a phone conversation with the assistant principal who overall referred me right back to the teacher. The ultimate answer is that Science gets lumped in with reading but it not normally taught. I had to supplement my child's learning at home, after school. This school has a Parent Teacher Association (PTA) or group, however, new parent involvement was not readily attainable. The classroom did have air conditioning which is a plus given Oahu is very hot and a computer. The teacher was very young but approachable and enthusiastic. The teacher seemed very much concerned about the direction of the school and also commented about the front office not being so friendly or helpful.
—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

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
25%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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 63% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
15%

2009

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
39%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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 62% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
11%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
19%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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 58% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
20%

2009

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
16%

2009

 
 
45%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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 75% 34%
Two or more races 10% 8%
Asian 8% 35%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
White 2% 14%
Black 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 4%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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85220 McArthur St
Waianae, HI 96792
Phone: (808) 697-7083

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