Kealakehe Elementary School

On the slopes of Hualalai, overlooking Kailua Bay on the Kona Coast, Kealakehe Elementary School is home to 1000 students in pre-K to Grade Five from a wide range of ethnic and economic backgrounds.

Previously designated as a 'Standards-in-Action School' by Superintendent Hamamoto, and former West Hawaii CAS A. Rho, Kealakehe Elementary completed Year 2 implementation of the Comprehensive Reform Model, America's Choice for School Design (ACSD). As part of the systemic 'design' of America's Choice, several elements continue as part of the school's literacy programs. These elements include the New Standards Performance Standards, the Million Words Reading Campaign, and the Principals' Book of the Month. Three Literacy Coaches assisted faculty in implementing a daily two hour literacy block incorporating Readers and Writers Workshops as well as a half hour skills block in Gr. K-2. As part of the America's Choice Leadership Team, the principal, coaches and Parent Community Outreach Coordinator (PCOC) met weekly to plan and discuss implementation, and staff development. Teachers continued with the 3rd year implementation of Investigations in Number Data and Space, a conceptual, standards-based mathematics curriculum. Teachers piloted FOSS science program schoolwide. Kealakehe Elementary is a member of the West Hawaii Complex that was awarded the NCLB Literacy Math & Science Integration Project. A cadre of teachers is participating in the Space Foundation which is a major part of this grant.

Many other programs were implemented to meet special student needs such as Special Education Inclusion and Gifted and Talented clusters in regular education classrooms; full time ESLL teacher and EA assistance for second language learners; a Schoolwide Title I and Reading Intervention/Reading Recovery program for at-risk learners and Migrant Education project. Primary School Adjustment Program (PSAP) and Kindergarten Transition Activities also assist with the transition of primary students. The school supports three Special Education Preschool Inclusion Programs. A partnership with Headstart is located on site. A second program is with Montessori Preschool and located at their facility.

The Kealakehe C.A.R.E...Cooperation, Acceptance, Responsibility and Enjoyment - part of the Positive Behavior Supports (PBS), is a program designed to enhance student behaviors schoolwide.

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Last update: Nov 20, 2009 by HSG Team

School Information

General Information

Address 74-5118 Kealakaa

City Kailua-Kona

Island Hawaii

Zip 96740

Grade From K

Grade To Gr 5

Contact Person Nancy Matsukawa

Phone # 808 327-4308

Fax # 808 327-4347

Number of Teachers 68

Number of Students 943

District Name Hawaii

Complex Area Name Honokaa-Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena

Complex Name Kealakehe

School Code 388

School Name Short Kealakehe El

Military Impacted No

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Summary of Progress

Kealakehe Elementary School Summary of Progress

Kealakehe 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

Kealakehe Elementary School Student Profile

Kealakehe 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

Kealakehe Elementary School Ethnicity Statistics

Kealakehe 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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Kealakehe Elementary School Ethnicity By Race

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Enrollment Statistics

Kealakehe Elementary School Enrollment Statistics

Kealakehe 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.



Kealakehe Elementary School Facilities

Kealakehe 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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Kealakehe Elementary School Facilities

Kealakehe 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

Kealakehe 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

Kealakehe Elementary School Attendance & Absences

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

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Kealakehe Elementary School Retention

Kealakehe 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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Kealakehe Elementary School Suspensions

Kealakehe 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

Kealakehe Elementary School Certified Staff

Kealakehe 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

Kealakehe Elementary School Test Scores Statistics

Kealakehe 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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