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Waikoloa Elementary And Middle School

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Posted August 17, 2014

this school buys ipads for all the teachers instead of buying lockers or new textbooks for the students


Posted February 5, 2013

Takes care of Non-English children first .Completely ridiculous!!! Everyone is over it!!!! It is not fair. They need to change the No Child Left Behind. What will the school become in 2 years????
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2013

I completely agree that English speaking student get treated as second class citizens at this school. I am also completely turned off by 95% of the staff due to their attitude towards teaching at all. They have been picketing and rallying up to get raises and refuse to do any "Extra" work with the kids! Don't take it out on our children, it' s only going to guarantee that my vote will be for you NOT to get a raise, and STOP talking/complaining to the children that you are doing this for free or telling them its a waste of your time! My kid comes home explaining more about the teachers situation and their views on this than the curriculum. Im really getting sick of this school, there NEEEDS to be a major staff turnaround.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2013

I am tired of my English speaking children being a second class citizen to the non-English speaking children whom get everything for free!!! Not mine! We pay because we work! Teachers are nice but they need to be assisting the English speaking kids also!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2011

It is obvious to me a parent, that the one star comment below is from a parent that has spent little time getting to know the staff, teachers, and the resources available at this school. Waikoloa does an outstanding job with what they have to work with. It is a school that requires a lot of parent involvement both at school and at home, which is what kids need the most today. I suppose if you are a parent that does not have the time for this and can afford the babysitting private or charter school is best for your child. I guarantee you I have never met the parent below at a PTSA meeting. By the way $1500 a month for home schooling is a great 2nd income isn't it?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2011

If you want to know how bad this school really is, simply ask the support staff where they send their children to school. They will tell you that after working here they have either decided to home-school, or they send their children to WHEA charter school or they pay for them to go to Parker private school. Ask to see the turnover for support staff. Talk to parents with children in the middle school. And finally take the brochures from the office and ask the teachers about them. They not only have no idea that their teaching contracts require them to provide the services described, they often misunderstand them completely. Google Comprehensive Student Support System (CSSS) and ask the administration what systems they have in place - by law they must have - and I guarantee you will get an easy to recognize smoke screen. My advice? If your children are in third grade or above - do not send them here. Not only will they lack an education, they will be exposed inappropriate behavior and language by adults and other students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2011

It seems like a lot of reviews come from people who work at this school. As a parent of a child who has attended this school, as well as school in the mainland I have a much different perspective. While there is a high level of parent involvement, the staff itself is lacking and in my experience-unfriendly. It should be noted that this school has not made the AYP for five consecutive years now, and is planned for restructuring. I can see why. My child, after moving to the mainland made leaps and bounds socially and academically in another school after struggling at Waikoloa. I knew many families that removed their children from Waikoloa Elementary and put them in private schools or home schooled instead. If these alternatives are not viable options for your family, I guess it's as good a school as any in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

Waikoloa is a wonderful school in a caring community
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 4, 2010

We have grade level teams that work together to best support the students. We have teachers and staff that are willing to help each other out when in need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Great library, awesome kids, wonderful place to work!


Posted May 4, 2010

I love the campus, the administration is the best, the teachers and staff are my collaborative friends, the students are friendly and respectful, the parents are a tremendous help to our school, and the community is adorable. I have my favorites, but I love 'em all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Waikoloa Elementary & Middle school provides my children with a top notch learning environment, support for their early education, and fun activities to keep them excited about learning. We love Waikoloa School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

I enjoy the team work and dedication of all the teachers and staff, as well as students, of this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 3, 2010

We have been very blessed with the special services Waikoloa School provides. I give them lots of credit for the outstanding develop of my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

The school environment is fantastic. The students care for each other and the teachers encourage independent thinking.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 3, 2010

The school is good, the teachers and staff(s) are good and I can see how improved my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

My sister is one of the PTSA volunteers and works hard for the students and school to help bring in needed financial assistance, ie, fundraisers, getting a new playground and assistance for students and teachers as well. And she does this free because she has three boys who attend Waikoloa Elementary school, and she cares about the quality and access to great education. Waikoloa Elementary school is also a fun, innovative, and creative place to learn. And it's located on the big island of Hawaii!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

I know alot about this school and I have experienced schools across the board including schools in NV, UT and ID. I have 4 boys and we have spent the last 6 yrs experiencing all that Waikoloa School has to offer which is in my opinion, extensive! Hawaii offers so many diverse learning opportunities not available to a majority of schools including field trip excursions to study the ocean, Mauna Kea Observatory, Rain Forests, Volcanoes, 11 of the world's 13 climates, Hawaiian culture, race diversity, Dolphin study, environmental concerns, Space Program study and most importantly a caring staff and most dedicated volunteer system focused on helping to improve help for special funding, teacher grants, in-classroom help and so much more. This school concentrates heavily on student achievement, progress and meeting/exceeding the standards. Everyone is focused on helping our students succeed. I, an active parent here for 6 yrs. is most impressed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

They are more than a student body and a staff, they treat each other like family. They are in the process of adding a middle school to the campus so the children will no longer have an hour long bus ride out of the area for Jr. High. They have kept P.E., art, music, drama, and sports in the school through the teachers going that extra mile for the kids often donating their personal time and finances. I bought my home in this town just for the school my children would attend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2009

Great school in a wonderful community. We have four children attending and all have had an incredible experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

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n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
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

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
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 36% 34%
White 30% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 21% 34%
Hispanic 7% 6%
Two or more races 4% 8%
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 49%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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681730 Hooko St
Waikoloa, HI 96738
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