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Waimanalo Elementary & Intermediate School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 506 students

 

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Posted May 31, 2010

Waimanalo Elementary is a great school. My son goes to this school. So far the teachers that he had since attending Waimanalo are great. Alot of 1 on 1 tutoring. They really care about their students. Keep up the awesome job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

I love working at Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School because everyone works together to create a safe, fun, engaging learning environment. The Principal and Leadership team are steering us in a positive direction by making data driven decisions to reach Hawaii standards based benchmark goals. Teachers are highly qualified, very caring and are using benchmark data to drive instruction. Students come prepared to learn and get the opportunities to contribute to the school culture through our new Avid program, Poetry Night, Kamahamaha Science and Literacy Classes, Career Day, Read Aloud Night, Math Night, Ho`ike and many special programs and events that reflect the amazing diversity of our community. Next year we are partnering with RAP (Read Aloud Program) and are planning a pre K-8 Science Fair! Overall, this is a wonderful place to come to school and work everyday.


Posted April 26, 2010

Everyone connected with the school participates in assisting our kids - parents, teachers, volunteers and concerned community members. Due to 'furlough fridays' our kids have missed needed school days because our leaders couldn't think of any other way to balance the state budget!


Posted October 3, 2009

Waimanalo is an awesome school! Waimanalo has great teachers, prinipal, vice prinipal and wonderful students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2008

waimanalo is a great school, one of the best in the country. There are great kids and staff
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2007

Waimanalo has provided all three of my children with quality teachers who have encouraged and challenged them to succeed but they have been caring too. As a parent, I find the teachers have always been approachable and any time that I have had questions or concerns about my children and their progress, they have made the time to meet with me. There is a wide range of ethnic groups that comprise Waimanalo which adds a richness to the school's character. Students are able to interact and share with each other their ethnicities which is so valuable especially if we are to become global citizens. All of the staff from the principal to the custodians are always helpful and welcoming to me as a parent. Finally, they have an awesome reading program, 'Success for All'which has helped my children to excel and enjoy reading and that's a plus in today's hightech world.
—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.

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
37%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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 63% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
40%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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 62% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
53%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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 58% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
53%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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 56% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
51%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
49%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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%
Asian 19% 35%
Two or more races 3% 8%
White 2% 14%
Black 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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411330 Kalanianaole Hwy
Waimanalo, HI 96795
Phone: (808) 259-0460

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