Kapa'a Elementary School

Kapa'a Elementary School shares a campus with Kapa'a High School, and serves the Kawaihau District, which includes the Wailua Homesteads and the area east of the Wailua River to Moloa'a Stream. The school's large campus provides an educational gathering place for many smaller rural communities such as Anahola, Kealia, Kapa'a town, Kapa'a Houselots, and the Kapa'a Homesteads. Agricultural lands weave the eastside's many neighborhoods into one larger community.

The school's population represents a wide range of socioeconomic levels and ethnicities. Approximately 46% of the families at Kapa'a Elementary School are Hawaiian and part Hawaiian and 19% are Filipino.

A unique feature of Kapa'a Elementary School is the use of a Schools-Within-a-School (SWS) model, founded on research about small schools that addresses the various advantages of smaller, intimate learning communities (Raywid, 1997). The seven Schoolswithin- Schools at Kapa'a Elementary are comprised of enterprising teacher teams offering programs that emphasize particular learning approaches or content areas using research based strategies and practices. The application of this SWS model encourages teachers, students, and parents to become part of a smaller educational community that provides a more personalized environment and program continuity from year to year. All SWS teams regularly engage in program development based on evaluation of current needs using assessment data, student and parent feedback, and student products and performance. The entire school community aligns on common school wide goals, and each SWS team develops a continuous improvement plan that defines how each SWS will support its students in achieving proficiency with the Hawai'i Content and Performance Standards. Teachers collaborate in K-5 SWS teams, as well as in traditional grade level teams, to address standards-based instruction, curriculum, and assessment.

A major strength of Kapa'a Elementary School is the adoption of a prevention and early intervention model for assisting beginning readers. All SWS teams work together for a unified mathematics improvement and implementation plan. Additionally, the Comprehensive Student Support System (CSSS) is in place and is supported by the coordinated efforts of the Family Focus Team and a well represented Family Focus Group. Annually, the Parent, Teacher, and Student Association (PTSA) produces a Family Fun Night event, which is a tremendous success for the entire school community.

Unity in diversity is a hallmark of Kapa'a Elementary's efforts to meet the needs of all children and their families. Parent and community involvement is always encouraged and welcomed.

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Last update: Nov 20, 2009 by HSG Team

School Information

General Information

Address 4886 Kawaihau Road

City Kapaa

Island Kauai

Zip 96746

Grade From K

Grade To Gr 5

Contact Person Jason Kuloloia

Phone # 808 821-4424

Fax # 808 821-4431

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

Number of Teachers 62

Number of Students 834

District Name Kauai

Complex Area Name Kapaa-Kauai-Waimea

Complex Name Kapaa

School Code 454

School Name Short Kapaa El

Military Impacted No

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Summary of Progress

Kapa'a Elementary School Summary of Progress

Kapa'a 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

Kapa'a Elementary School Student Profile

Kapa'a 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

Kapa'a Elementary School Ethnicity Statistics

Kapa'a 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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Kapa'a Elementary School Ethnicity By Race

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Enrollment Statistics

Kapa'a Elementary School Enrollment Statistics

Kapa'a 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.



Kapa'a Elementary School Facilities

Kapa'a 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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Kapa'a Elementary School Facilities

Kapa'a 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

Kapa'a 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

Kapa'a Elementary School Attendance & Absences

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

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Kapa'a Elementary School Retention

Kapa'a 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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Kapa'a Elementary School Suspensions

Kapa'a 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

Kapa'a Elementary School Certified Staff

Kapa'a 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

Kapa'a Elementary School Test Scores Statistics

Kapa'a 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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