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Iao Intermediate School

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Posted October 6, 2013

Our overall experience with the school has been extraordinarily disappointing. There are a few good (read good as meaning capable AND dedicated) teachers here and they are scattered amongst the chaos. I do not blame them as it's management's responsibility to create and organization that excels. Teachers cannot do this on their own. This year 2013 - 2014 the school is under new leadership at both levels and things are not getting better, rather I fear the opposite. There is little to know visible structure/discipline, more school fights, and the culture of no homework and fantasy grading scales continues on. The scale for a C at this school ranges between 65-79%. Why? It has created a false sense for the students, and will be worse moving forward into high school, and beyond. Teachers are always absent. A few new teachers this year seem to be assigning large amounts of homework to their kids (my child is one of them). Everyone is frustrated and upset. It's obvious the kids are behind. Does the school realize it's their fault? No. No changes to help the kids. Instead they want the teachers to "lay off". That's how we got here. Everyone laid off. Do something! Help the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2013

It's amazing that the Board of Education turns a blind eye to this circus. Never have I seen such complete incompetence and lunacy. Furthermore, it is totally asinine that they think wearing their new socialist uniforms is going to turn the tide of academic achievement. If they spent a mere 50% of their energy addressing the real problems, rather than policing clothing and ID cards, then they may actually make some head way. Communication with parents is dismal, passion of the teachers non existent, and overall care of the children's future is a total sham. What I gather is these teachers are just in it for the paycheck, a small one yes, but you get the point. Unfortunately I live next to this school and have been denied on 2 occasions for my children to be relocated to another school nearby.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2011

This school has excellent teachers that run a tight ship. Their band program is outstanding. The principal is excellent and you can tell she is always trying to improve the school. There is a reward program called the Renassance program that your should encourage your child to join. Even though Iao is a huge school our daughter had a very good experience there and made many friends from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2010

Four stars - Iao has numerous special programs to meet the needs of the students. Excellent after school program, effective ELL program, and effective academic incentive program.


Posted December 20, 2008

Teaching staff is very good if they stick around. There are honors classes, but unfortunately many of the children don't care about acedemics. I have talked to my daughters friends and the say that their parents are of no help. More community involvment would really help this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2007

The Principal Is Strict But Knows How To Keep Things Right.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2005

I think that the Principal is very respectable. She is a hardworker and keeps the students in line.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 20, 2004

The discipline is really good but not the safty. The principal does not dress like a real principal she dresses more like a teenager not a real principal.
—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 59% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%
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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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 47% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 36% 34%
White 11% 14%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Two or more races 2% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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260 South Market St
Wailuku, HI 96793
Phone: (808) 984-5610

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