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Makaha Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded

 

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Posted January 17, 2014

2 of my sons attended, each until 4th grade. Hawaiian Culture is incorporated into curriculum heavily and staff is very 'tight' Beautiful campus, beautiful location Obvious drawbacks (poor peer groups, community challenges etc) If you are involved teachers and admin are 100% supportive
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2012

My grandson was excited about attending his first day of school at Makaha, he is in the first grade and only weighs 40 lbs. His first day was a nightmare, he was grabbed by two 6th grade girls and brought into the girls restroom where the grabbed his arms and legs and swung him up and let him go, hitting his head on the concrete and being knocked out, they then tried to lock him in a stall. The principal refused to write an incident report and said they were not responsible for the children after the bell rang, HE WAS IN THE SCHOOL when this happened, I will, as a loving grandmother, see that this gets media attention and also a report to the school board.


Posted May 30, 2011

Aloha, Wow... I went to this school back when it just opened, back in 1961-62, and the school is how I remember it, of course there are more buildings than before.... I have a question, if anyone could help me, I have a 9 yr. old autistic grandson,they classified him as PDD, how is your teaching for children with special needs? are there children such as my grandson being taught there? My daughter moved here from Hilo to try and get better help for him, she is a single parent,I live in Hilo.. but I she is thinking of moving to Makaha...I would appreciate any response... much aloha


Posted May 18, 2008

Great programs that matched child's ability and socio-economic needs to ensure school success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2007

This is the best thing that couls happen on the leward coast for our kids.The farm run by Mr gigi is live science bee farm fruit and vegieis grown by students.I love Makaha.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2004

My son is in 2nd grade. He is new to the school, and to the community. He and I think the school has students and teachers with the biggest hearts in the world, which makes it easier to overcome any challenge we face.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2004

both my girls go there 6th and 9th its an excellent school in the country and their farm agriculture program is hands on no other school offers it.
—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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
34%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 73% 34%
Hispanic 9% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 34%
White 5% 14%
Black 3% 2%
Two or more races 2% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Waianae, HI 96792
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