i love love love this school and the staff. i'm glad we live in this district.
Thank you to Leihoku for its wonderful staff and teachers. It has been a blessing to have found such a caring and helpful school. I have two children that attend Leihoku Elem. Thanks again for all you have done for my family.
My son is a 1st grader and i love it at Leihoku. The teacher's make my child feel welcome and loving. Leihoku Rock'S
This is my son's first year at Leihoku coming from a private school. It's only been about a month into the year and already I'm seeing so much progress in my son. He's being challenged in positive ways and it's exciting for him. To imagine we were paying thousands a year for a private school education that wasn't challenging him. I'm so glad we enrolled him here. The curriculum is oustanding and the teaching staff is wonderful and very welcoming. I know that my son is getting a good education here and the school itself is beautiful. They have a Kumon center here too that is so convenient for my son. For all you parents out there who want nothing more than a quality education and a positive learning experience for your children, this is the place to be. I know my son will succeed here. Great job, Leihoku!
Leihoku not only has a great principal and staff but they also have HEART and a real feeling of OHANA!
I currently have a fourth grader attending Leihoku, and two older children who graduated from Leihoku Elementary. My oldest child is now a sophomore at Waianae High School doing very well thanks to the education he received from Leihoku, and My second child is an honor roll student at Waianae Intermediate School. I highly recommend this school to others in the community. I truly believe they have a great teaching staff and the Principal has a lot to do with their success!
When my daughter was going to Leihoku she had a hard time adjusting to school. Well thanks to the teachers and support staff, she overcame her fear of not seeing mom. And as she continued through her years at Leihoku I could see my child blossom into a very bright and ambitious child who wanted to learn. And as she moved on to the middle school and high school. She was confident enough to take on all the challenges she had through her school years. I believe that with all the support she had gotten in her elementary years she was able to succeed. Leihoku has been very supportive of the children and their parents. I have seen many children succeed. Leihoku has been very good to the children, parents and community.
My daughter is in the 6th grade and each year that she has attended Leihoku Elementary, she has made tremendous academic achievements. The school is strong in recognizing student's not only for academic achievement but for personal achievements as well. I would not choose any other school over Leihoku elementary. My daughter attends there on a Geographical Exception as schools in our living area are all very good as well but I feel that she has learned how to be humble and empathetic towards others while she has attended Leihoku Elementary. I commend the administration as well as teachers for all of their hard work and dedication as they prepare their youngsters for a bigger and brighter world.
Leihoku is a great learning institution. I have sent 3 grandchildren there and my grandson plays basketball for the PAL program. The teachers are always there to answer questions one might have and the principal is a on hands kind of guy. Every time I am at the school I see him out and about and knows so many children by there name and I see their reactions to this. The children feel important and full of pride that they are recognized by someone as important as the principal knows them. The teaching curriculum is great and I know of a lot of parents that try to get their children enrolled in this fine school.
Leihoku is a very good school. My daughter is in first grade. When she started at Leihoku, she was a behind the class in almost everything. It has been only a couple of months and she is now exceeding. She can read almost everything she sees. Her spelling has improved. She is doing well in Math too. Her teacher is wonderful and the school staff is outstanding. Their curriculum is very different than most schools, but it seems to be working very well
Three of my children have attended or are attending Leihoku Elementary. In recent years, I have seen a lot of teacher turn over in the school. However the teachers that my children have had are very good. Due to the low test scores, I have seen more of a focus on Reading and Math, and a less of an emphasis on music, art,sports and other extracurricular activities. The students are able to participate in the PAL football and basket ball leagues but due to the lack of coaches, the children seem to be left out. My child consistantly scores very high on all of his school work. If Leihoku would have classes for advanced students, I'm sure it would help the school as a whole.
I feel that Leihoku Elementary first through fourth grade students should be having 20 spelling words a week where they have to do activities with the words and then have a spelling test at the end of the week. They should be doing this the whole school year. The students starting from second grade on up should be doing a book report once a month where they have to read a book of their choice and write up a little report on it and tell their class about what they read. This school and the majority of school on the Waianae Coast are the poorest and if they don't do these simple things how is a child going to be able to read and write withought spelling and book reports?
Leihoku Elem. School is truly a great school. With a professional staff dedicated to excellence, Leihoku continues to be the school of choice on the Waianae Coast. The school, like others in the area, is challenged with trying to provide a quality education to an enrollment that consists of a 'higher-than-average' number of students coming from low-income households. Generally speaking, lack of parent participation and 'support from home' is a major contributor to it's lacking overall scores. A child attending Leihoku, who is afforded this much needed parental support from home, will stand a better chance at succeeding both academically and socially. I have sent two children there and am very pleased with the effort of both the administration and staff alike.
Leihoku is the best elementary school on the Waianae Coast. The teachers and staff are dedicated to helping my children develop academic and social skills that will help them be sucessful academically and socially. I am grateful to the teachers and staff who always strive to be the best and bring out the best in my children. The curriculum is rigorus, parent support is essential and welcomed.
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