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Waipahu Elementary School

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Posted June 15, 2013

This is an average school, the report of 16 students per teacher is very misleading as most have 20 or more students. Grades are K-6 with Head Start Preschool using one of the buildings. Speaking of buildings they are constructing a new two-story bldg behind "I" - it should be ready for use by mid- 2014. They had an excellent principal but due to some false complaints last year, he is currently out- teachers and students alike want him back ASAP as the current "acting principal" has no experience what so ever, having only been a VP & doesn't even know what "N.C.L.B." means. The two remaining VPs are doing all the real work to keep the school afloat in spirit along with 2 remaining office personnel. I hope for the sake of the staff & children they replace him with the original. There is a lot of work to get back to the lessons of teaching to learn rather then to the tests and the teachers and staff take their jobs seriously, helping after school and on their own time. They are very devoted to the mantra of learning should be fun, important, and something everyone young and old should strive for throughout their entire life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2005

I am also a former student of Waipahu Elementary School, from Kindergarden to grade six. I'm now in 8th grade at Kapolei. The teachers are supportive and awesome in every way they teach. Along with feild trips, they are fun and exciting, but eduactional at the same time. Waipahu Elementary welcomes students who are new so that they don't feel out of place or alone.There are many extracurricular activities too.I joined Hula, Basketball, and Student Council. They also have tutoring afterschool to help your child with school work.I enjoyed Waipahu Elementary School alot, so I hope Parents consider this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 24, 2005

I am a former student of Waipahu Elementary School, from grade two until grade six. I'm now a 9th grader at California, but I still miss this wonderful school. Teachers here are supportive, and students can have fun one way or another, through learning. Students are given a lot of field trips, which I'm sure they enjoy, and each trip is educational and teaches them important lessons in life. The environment of Waipahu Elem. is calm, so new students won't feel awkward and alone in their first few days. I hope parents consider this great school.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
43%

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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
43%
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 52% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 35% 34%
Two or more races 9% 8%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Black 1% 2%
White 1% 14%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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94465 Waipahu St
Waipahu, HI 96797
Phone: (808) 675-0150

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