Kainalu Elementary School

Kainalu Elementary is located between the majestic Koolau mountain range and the beautiful Pacific Ocean in Kailua, Hawaii. The mission of our school is to develop the whole child – academically, aesthetically and socially. Our motto, "Learning, Loving and laughing" best expresses this focus. This philosophy combined with our after school and family night programs have increased student, family and community participation.

Kainalu Elementary School's Vision focuses on the involvement of all role groups in:

  1. creating an environment where everyone has a love of learning;
  2. promoting high expectations; and
  3. creating an atmosphere that respects individuality, fosters, cooperation and provides challenges and opportunities for success.

Our mission is to empower individuals to reach their full potential; cultivate lifelong learning, creativity, responsible decision-making and problem solving; and foster respect. Our school wide learner outcomes are for students to be self-directed learners, collaborative workers, complex thinkers and problem solvers, quality producers and effective communicators through reading, writing, speaking and technology.Kainalu is a Title I school in which 42.8% of our students participate in our free or reduced meal program. Our multi-ethnic student body includes 25% military dependents from our neighboring Marine Base. Fifteen percent of our school population receives special education services. These students have special needs that include: preschool, medically fragile, developmentally delayed, autistic, learning disabled, other health impaired, mentally retarded and emotionally disturbed.

The faculty and staff have a reputation for their passion towards learning, professionalism and compassion. We strive to combine open communication with innovation for the betterment of our students. The Parent Community Network Center (PCNC) coordinator developed a Room Parent group of volunteers that assist in the classrooms, implemented a "Loving Solutions" parenting program and provided an enormous amount of parental support. The Parent Teacher Association and School Community Council provide a welcomed additional perspective towards improvement and excellence in our instruction, student achievement and school environment. In response to our military affected families, Project Heroes was begun. We also began a "Miss U" club for students whose parents or loved ones were deployed. Our PTA purchased "challenge coins" to share between parent and child when one is separated from the other whether it is due to deployment, divorce or incarceration.

Our 51-year-old termite infested covered walkways and classroom roofs continue to be areas of great concern. However, through state appropriations, school donations, and volunteer manpower, Kainalu continues to be an attractive and safe campus.

The Kainalu school community continues to seek excellence and to support our students, so they will become successful, lifelong learners.

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Last update: Nov 20, 2009 by HSG Team

School Information

General Information

Address 165 Kaiholu Street

City Kailua

Island Oahu

Zip 96734

Grade From K

Grade To Gr 6

Contact Person Sheri Sunabe

Phone # 808 266-7835

Fax # 808 266-7837

Website http://www.kainaluonline.net/

Number of Teachers 44

Number of Students 536

District Name Windward

Complex Area Name Kailua-Kalaheo

Complex Name Kalaheo

School Code 311

School Name Short Kainalu El

Military Impacted No

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Summary of Progress

Kainalu Elementary School Summary of Progress

Kainalu 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

Kainalu Elementary School Student Profile

Kainalu 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

Kainalu Elementary School Ethnicity Statistics

Kainalu 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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Kainalu Elementary School Ethnicity By Race

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Enrollment Statistics

Kainalu Elementary School Enrollment Statistics

Kainalu 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.



Kainalu Elementary School Facilities

Kainalu 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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Kainalu Elementary School Facilities

Kainalu 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

Kainalu 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

Kainalu Elementary School Attendance & Absences

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

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Kainalu Elementary School Retention

Kainalu 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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Kainalu Elementary School Suspensions

Kainalu 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

Kainalu Elementary School Certified Staff

Kainalu 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

Kainalu Elementary School Test Scores Statistics

Kainalu 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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