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Kamaile Academy

Charter | PK-12 & ungraded | 940 students

 

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3 stars

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2012:
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Posted March 15, 2013

Thank you for this information it is very informative but where are you getting your stats from? if you don't mind me asking?


Posted July 10, 2012

They don't focus enough on the childen that are falling behind. They refuse to see and let the child struggle. It's really sad. I can't even give them 1 star. They failed my child. I did alot of one to one with my child and the teacher refused to see or even acknowledge that she has a child in her class that need special help. She insisted he didn't but recommended holding my child back in the same grade. I think the teachers need to be choosen better. This teacher will embarress your child in front of the whole class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2012

This is a good school for Hawaiian students and their families. Although there are many great teachers on staff with outstanding credentials and experience, many students and parents discriminate against Caucasian teachers. They are "always watching" to catch "non-cultural" issues and there is a lot of verbal and physical aggression and discrimination. Not a great school for students who are non-Hawaiian or not from Hawaii, period.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 13, 2010

My daughter teaches at Kamaile Academy. I have visited and love the programs there and love how they embrace the Hawaiian culture and customs, all the while educating the children in a great enviroment with wonderful results. Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Great things are coming out of this school!


Posted October 12, 2010

I love Kamaile because of their dedication to the community and students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

This school serves 780 students who are 85% Hawaiian, many from extremely poor families, almost 100 are homeless from the beaches, about 30% with special needs and 20% English language learners--yet doing a fabulous job because the keiki (kids) are loved, respected and well taught.


Posted June 4, 2008

Administration is non existent and does not follow through on what they say. My son is disabled and only when I come to campus are things done. New leadership is needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2008

We are a proud family of Kamaile Elementary after leaving Makaha Elem I was relieved to find Kamaile Elementary. My family was going through some tough times and the school really stepped in there to help us. This was like no other school I had experienced. The Principal a kind hearted hawaiian man was ever so helpful and understanding of our situation. My children and I was financially challenged since the death of my husband and it was really diffcult times for us, Kamaile Elementary embraced us. my children struggled in other schools on the coast as we changed schools every couple of months, when they would kick us off the beaches. Kamaile always kept their door's open for my family. They helped us with camping equipment and supplies, food, clothes, hygeine products,blankets allthese things which were taken from my family during beach sweeps. Thank you Kamaile my children are thriving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2006

I'm a proud parent of Kaimale Elementary school. Their curriculum status are very highly recommended by my children, and myself. I have a child in the chior, and I can say that the children have alot of potential, talent, enthusiasum, and school pride. With alot of parents involvement of school activities, such as, sports, entertainment, music and social knowledgements, our children brings out their confidence and faith of themselves. Our children at Kamaile Elementary are very proud of themselves because of the Teachers & Saff who puts their time & effort with each & everyone of them. Much Mahalo
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

i love the curriculum and administration at kamaile elementary school. They really care and try to improve the childs growth with learning skills that deals with both education and personal growth. The staff is easy to access and they commit themselves to resolving any outstanding issues personal or environmental that impacts either the students or their parents. i appreciate them all for striving to make independent individuals out of my children.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
30%

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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
30%
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 55% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%
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

Biology I

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 68% 34%
Two or more races 12% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 34%
Hispanic 7% 6%
White 4% 14%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A49%
Female 51%N/A48%
Male 49%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • running club

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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85180 Ala Akau St
Waianae, HI 96792
Phone: (808) 697-7110

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