Ka`ala Elementary School

Ka`ala Elementary School, named after Mauna Ka`ala, is located in lower Wahiawa. Our students live in a rural town where there is a strong sense of caring and pride for their school. For the past six years, we have implemented Success for All (SFA), a Comprehensive School Reform Reading Demonstration Program (CSRDP), a researched-based curriculum. For the school year 2006-07, we will begin implementing a research-based math curriculum, Everyday Math.

The Ka`ala has approximately 500 students in grades K-5. Pre-plus (Honolulu Community Action Program, HCAP) has a preschool program on campus.

Ka`ala Elementary students work towards attainment of Hawaii's Vision of the High School Graduate by focusing on the six General Learner Outcomes and the Hawaii State Standards. Our three student priorities are student achievement, civic responsibility, and student safety and well-being. .

Our school profile was developed using data from many sources. Some of the data is directly from the School Status and Improvement Reports and results of the annual Hawaii State Assessment testing. This process began with the school conducting self-studies leading to reflection and self-assessments. The focus was always towards the betterment of student achievement. The instructional program is built on what we value, our students, school, and community.

Our Plan is based on Focus Group and Leadership Team review of the fall 2005 AYP Restructuring Team's Paper Review. Teachers have continued using standards-based-lessons, and collecting student evidence. Grade level and K-5 articulation between teachers is ongoing. No Child Left Behind provides all children with fair and equal opportunity in obtaining high quality education.

Many families struggle with poverty, homelessness, and overcrowded dwellings. Individuals in the community are victims of substance abuse, spousal abuse, family violence and other problems. The ensuing reality is that many students are not living in supportive, intact homes. Some parents are incarcerated, share joint custody, or raised their child(ren) as single parents. It is also common for students to live with and be cared for by grandparent(s), foster parents, or by extended family. The percent of families with children living in poverty is 12.9% compared to the State's 11.2%.

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Last update: Nov 20, 2009 by HSG Team

School Information

General Information

Address 130 California Avenue

City Wahiawa

Island Oahu

Zip 96786

Grade From K

Grade To Gr 5

Contact Person Theodore Fisher

Phone # 808 622-6366

Fax # 808 622-6368

Website http://www.kaala.k12.hi.us

Number of Teachers 40

Number of Students 408

District Name Central

Complex Area Name Leilehua-Mililani-Waialua

Complex Name Leilehua

School Code 211

School Name Short Kaala El

Military Impacted No

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Summary of Progress

Ka`ala Elementary School Summary of Progress

Ka`ala 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

Ka`ala Elementary School Student Profile

Ka`ala 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

Ka`ala Elementary School Ethnicity Statistics

Ka`ala 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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Ka`ala Elementary School Ethnicity By Race

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Enrollment Statistics

Ka`ala Elementary School Enrollment Statistics

Ka`ala 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.



Ka`ala Elementary School Facilities

Ka`ala 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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Ka`ala Elementary School Facilities

Ka`ala 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

Ka`ala 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

Ka`ala Elementary School Attendance & Absences

Ka`ala Elementary School's Attendance & Absences shows the average daily attendance and average daily absences compared to the State Standard.

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Ka`ala Elementary School Retention

Ka`ala 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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Ka`ala Elementary School Suspensions

Ka`ala 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

Ka`ala Elementary School Certified Staff

Ka`ala 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

Ka`ala Elementary School Test Scores Statistics

Ka`ala 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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