Kahala Elementary School

Kahala Elementary School provides a caring and challenging environment, where students receive a foundation for continuous positive growth. Research-based strategies and student data drive improvement in curricular and academic areas. Teachers provide enriching activities integrating technology that are student-centered and standards-based.

Based on the 2005 Hawaii State Assessment, Kahala Elementary Students (grade 4-6) are demonstrating 82% proficiency in reading and 64% in math. These scored are above the current state benchmarks of 44% reading and 28% math. Students consistently achieve scores in the top 5% of all Hawaii public schools. In addition, the school is on the Hawaii Department of Education SAT9 Honor Roll, for high achievement in reading and math. For the past four years, Kahala Elementary School's overall status has been recognized as "Exemplary" with a NCLB AYP category designation of "In Good Standing, Unconditionally."

As collaborative members of the School Community Council (SCC) the Kahala School teachers, parents, administrator, classified staff and community members strive to nurture self-directed, complex thinking communicators and quality producers who work together harmoniously.

Kahala Elementary, with an enrollment of 500 representing 12 ethnic groups, serves an upper-middle income community in East Honolulu as well as students who reside outside of its geographic area requesting to attend Kahala. In 2005, Kahala was selected as an NCLB Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School.

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Last update: Nov 20, 2009 by HSG Team

School Information

General Information

Address 4559 Kilauea Avenue

City Honolulu

Island Oahu

Zip 96816

Grade From K

Grade To Gr 6

Contact Person Marcus Dacanay

Phone # 808 733-8455

Fax # 808 733-4669

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

Number of Teachers 33

Number of Students 445

District Name Honolulu

Complex Area Name Farrington-Kaiser-Kalani

Complex Name Kalani

School Code 114

School Name Short Kahala El

Military Impacted No

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Summary of Progress

Kahala Elementary School Summary of Progress

Kahala 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

Kahala Elementary School Student Profile

Kahala 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

Kahala Elementary School Ethnicity Statistics

Kahala 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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Kahala Elementary School Ethnicity By Race

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Enrollment Statistics

Kahala Elementary School Enrollment Statistics

Kahala 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.



Kahala Elementary School Facilities

Kahala 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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Kahala Elementary School Facilities

Kahala 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

Kahala 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

Kahala Elementary School Attendance & Absences

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

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Kahala Elementary School Retention

Kahala 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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Kahala Elementary School Suspensions

Kahala 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

Kahala Elementary School Certified Staff

Kahala 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

Kahala Elementary School Test Scores Statistics

Kahala 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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