Ha'aheo Elementary School

In the late 1700's, King Kamehameha commanded people near Hilo to plant taro so that his warriors would be fed when they arrived in the area. The residents planted a large field in one day. Kamehameha named the area Ha'aheo, meaning proud, to honor their work. From taro to sugar cane, to agriculture and future residences; the land of Ha'aheo continues to support a proud and hardworking community.

Ha'aheo Elementary School is located on the former taro field overlooking Hilo Bay. Founded in 1888 to educate the children of sugar plantation workers, Ha'aheo has an enrollment of 169 students in grades K – 6. Ha'aheo follows an inclusive data-driven, developmentally appropriate practice that organizes its students into three multi-age groups. Currently, Ha'aheo is in its third year of implementation of the new standards based report cards. Other methods of evaluation that Ha'aheo prides itself in are student-led conferences and standards-based progress folios.

Within the last two school years, Ha'aheo has adopted project-based learning experiences in each of its grade level teams. All projects last the entire school year and are aligned with the Hawaii State Content and Performance Standards in all core content areas and fully integrate the Department's General Learner Outcomes. These are just a few examples of how Ha'aheo focuses on the development of the "whole child".

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Last update: Nov 20, 2009 by HSG Team

School Information

General Information

Address 121 Haaheo Road

City Hilo

Island Hawaii

Zip 96720

Grade From K

Grade To Gr 6

Contact Person Esther Kanehailua

Phone # 808 974-4111

Fax # 808 974-4112

Website http://power2.k12.hi.us/index.cfm?siteID=188

Number of Teachers 12

Number of Students 156

District Name Hawaii

Complex Area Name Hilo-Laupahoehoe-Waiakea

Complex Name Hilo

School Code 352

School Name Short Haaheo El

Military Impacted No

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Summary of Progress

Ha'aheo Elementary School Summary of Progress

Ha'aheo Elementary School's Summary of Progress Report shows how teaching, learning and assessments are being based and aligned to Hawaii State Standards and Benchmarks. It summarizes progress made in accomplishing school improvement goals.

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Student Profile

Ha'aheo Elementary School Student Profile

Ha'aheo Elementary School's Student Profile describes the school's Fall Enrollment, Number and Percent of students enrolled for the entire school year, Number and Percent of students receiving free or reduced-cost lunch, Number and Percent of students in Special Education programs, Number and Percent of students with Limited English Proficiency and Percent of Kindergarteners who attended Preschool.

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Ethnicity Statistics

Ha'aheo Elementary School Ethnicity Statistics

Ha'aheo Elementary School's Ethnicity report focuses on giving the number and percent of students enrolled by race. It describes the population of the 13 common races as well as other foreign races usually enrolled in a school.

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Ha'aheo Elementary School Ethnicity By Race

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Enrollment Statistics

Ha'aheo Elementary School Enrollment Statistics

Ha'aheo Elementary School's Enrollment Statistics shows the no. of students enrolled in each year. Animated graph is used to easily determine how enrollment fluctuates every year.



Ha'aheo Elementary School Facilities

Ha'aheo Elementary School's facility report shows total number and shortage of classrooms if any. It also shows comprehensive condition of the facilities like building exterior, building interior, grounds, sanitation etc. through its Inspection rating.

School Facilities are considered inadequate if below 70%; marginal if between 70% and 99%; and in excess of state standard if above 100%. School population is placed into size categories and is used in formulas to determine State standards for space.

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Ha'aheo Elementary School Facilities

Ha'aheo Elementary School Inspection Rating

For each category:
1 = Unacceptable; 2 = Satisfactory; 3 = Very Good

For Total:
6-8 = Unacceptable;
9-15 = Satisfactory;
16-18 = Very Good

Ha'aheo Elementary School Adequacy of School's Space Compared with State Standards

School facilities are considered inadequate if below 70%; marginal if between 70% and 99%; and in excess of state standard if above 100%. School population is placed into size categories and is used in formulas to determine State standards for space.

Attendance & Absences

Ha'aheo Elementary School Attendance & Absences

Ha'aheo Elementary School's Attendance & Absences shows the average daily attendance and average daily absences compared to the State Standard.

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Ha'aheo Elementary School Retention

Ha'aheo Elementary School's Retention is also included in this report where it shows the percent(%) of students retained in every school year.

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Ha'aheo Elementary School Suspensions

Ha'aheo Elementary School's Suspension report shows the number of students being suspended. Offenses are categorized into "Class" depending on the nature of violation committed. Class - D, for light violation and Class - A for grave offense.

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Examples of class of suspension:
Class A: Burglary, robbery, sale of dangerous drugs
Class B: Disorderly conduct, trespassing
Class C: Class cutting, insubordination, smoking
Class D: Contraband (e.g. possession of tobacco)

Certified Staff

Ha'aheo Elementary School Certified Staff

Ha'aheo Elementary School's Certified Staff report includes Teaching Staff, Professional Teacher Credentials, Students per Teaching Staff and Administrative and Student Services Staff. It gives details on teacher headcount, teacher in regular and special instruction, no. of teachers serving the school for more than 5 years, no. of fully licensed teachers, librarians and counsellors.

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Test Scores Statistics

Ha'aheo Elementary School Test Scores Statistics

Ha'aheo Elementary School's Test scores covers Hawaii Content and Performance Standards (HCPS) and SAT9/TerraNova. Scores are given based on the grade level and the no. of students tested in a given year.

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