Kauluwela Elementary School

Kauluwela School is one of nine schools in the McKinley Complex in the Honolulu District. The school is located in busy Honolulu city and serves many students who have recently arrived from China and other Asian countries. As a result, English proficiency and basic skills (reading, writing, math, listening and speaking) are emphasized and integrated into all curriculum areas. Students are assessed frequently. Assessment data is used to design a challenging curriculum with instructional strategies that meet student needs as well as extends student skills

The school's language arts (reading, writing, listening and speaking) program is a researched-based program (Direct Instruction) that is used by many schools in the United States. Every student is tested before being assigned to an instructional group. Student progress is closely monitored through weekly reports and quarterly reports. The school's reading and writing computer program is used to support and reinforce reading and writing skills learned in instructional groups. Computer classes are also provided after school where students learn to use the web for research or use software to enhance reports or holiday projects. Other after school classes include chorus, hula, and art classes. ""Homework Clubs"" and tutoring are also provided.

Kauluwela's Core Knowledge program is used to develop a strong background in science and social studies to better enable students to comprehend what they hear, see and read about in their daily lives. Students learn about ancient history and how present events are often influenced by the past. Science is a hands-on experience with students conducting experiments and writing about their conclusions based on their findings.

Parents are involved in their students' learning in a variety of ways throughout the school year. Before long intercessions, parents participate in activities where they experience their students' curriculum and they learn strategies to help them support their students' academic progress. Instructional materials are provided for the parents to use throughout intercessions. Many bilingual parents also attend English Proficiency classes during the school day or in evening classes.

During the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer intercessions, students are invited to attend Reading Camps. Teachers not only reinforce language and math skills but also expose students to Hawaii's rich environment through fieldtrips.

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Last update: Nov 20, 2009 by HSG Team

School Information

General Information

Address 1486 Aala Street

City Honolulu

Island Oahu

Zip 96817

Grade From K

Grade To Gr 5

Contact Person Gwendolyn Lee

Phone # 808 587-4447

Fax # 808 587-4453

Website http://kauluwela.k12.hi.us/HOME.NSF

Number of Teachers 29

Number of Students 382

District Name Honolulu

Complex Area Name Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt

Complex Name McKinley

School Code 125

School Name Short Kauluwela El

Military Impacted No

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Summary of Progress

Kauluwela Elementary School Summary of Progress

Kauluwela 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

Kauluwela Elementary School Student Profile

Kauluwela 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

Kauluwela Elementary School Ethnicity Statistics

Kauluwela 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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Kauluwela Elementary School Ethnicity By Race

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Enrollment Statistics

Kauluwela Elementary School Enrollment Statistics

Kauluwela 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.



Kauluwela Elementary School Facilities

Kauluwela 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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Kauluwela Elementary School Facilities

Kauluwela 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

Kauluwela 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

Kauluwela Elementary School Attendance & Absences

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

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Kauluwela Elementary School Retention

Kauluwela 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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Kauluwela Elementary School Suspensions

Kauluwela 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

Kauluwela Elementary School Certified Staff

Kauluwela 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

Kauluwela Elementary School Test Scores Statistics

Kauluwela 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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