Kapolei High School

Kapolei High School serves Kapolei, Makakilo, Honokai Hale, and Barbers Point (Kalaeloa). The school is at the heart of the community, providing students, families, educators, and business partners a collaborative learning environment.

The vision for Kapolei High School is based on the recommendations of Breaking Ranks: Changing an American Institution, a report published by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Using the report's key elements and a collaborative planning process, Kapolei High School has evolved into a studentcentered learning environment that focuses on the relationship between the school and the community. In 1996, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), in partnership with the Carnegie Foundation, published a document titled, Breaking Ranks: Changing an American Institution. It recommended that the high school be restructured to respond to socio-economic changes in the world today. Kapolei High School was designed as a Breaking Ranks school, the school considers all of the recommendations for change to prepare Hawaii's youth for the 21st century. It is the first public high school with the following features:

  • Major partnerships with private and public sectors in the community
  • Unique facilities to emphasize the personalization of student's learning experiences
  • Fosters interdisciplinary team teaching, and the integration of adult education with the school facilities
  • Learning spaces and meeting areas readily accessible for community use, emphasizing the school's role as the heart of the community
  • Physical location of assistant principals and counselors in the buildings
  • A media center offering a variety of technological learning opportunities for students and the community

Kapolei High School is defined by 6 design principles: personalization, authentic and relevant learning, academic rigor, building community, career launching pad, and technology. The school highlights each of these principles to help students develop a strong academic foundation, gain a broad understanding of a career area, acquire industry-specific skills and build the essential values of integrity, dignity and caring.

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Last update: Nov 20, 2009 by HSG Team

School Information

General Information

Address 91-5007 Kapolei Parkway

City Kapolei

Island Oahu

Zip 96707

Grade From Gr 9

Grade To Gr 12

Contact Person Elden Esmeralda

Phone # 808 692-8200

Fax # 808 692-8255

Website http://kapoleihs.k12.hi.us

Number of Teachers 147

Number of Students 2230

District Name Leeward

Complex Area Name Campbell-Kapolei

Complex Name Kapolei

School Code 292

School Name Short Kapolei High

Military Impacted Yes

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Summary of Progress

Kapolei High School Summary of Progress

Kapolei High 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

Kapolei High School Student Profile

Kapolei High 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

Kapolei High School Ethnicity Statistics

Kapolei High 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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Kapolei High School Ethnicity By Race

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Enrollment Statistics

Kapolei High School Enrollment Statistics

Kapolei High 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.



Kapolei High School Facilities

Kapolei High 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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Kapolei High School Facilities

Kapolei High 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

Kapolei High 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

Kapolei High School Attendance & Absences

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

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Kapolei High School Retention

Kapolei High 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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Kapolei High School Suspensions

Kapolei High 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

Kapolei High School Certified Staff

Kapolei High 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

Kapolei High School Test Scores Statistics

Kapolei High 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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