Kealakehe High School

Kealakehe High School is located in West Hawaii, five minutes north of Kailua-Kona. The geographic areas served by the school extend from Hualalai Road, its southern boundary, to Waikoloa Village in the north. The farthest commute within the district is approximately 40 minutes from Waikoloa Village. Bus transportation is provided to all areas. Student population was at 1450.

In its ninth year of operation, Kealakehe High has graduated seven classes and continues to grow our visionary culture of creating "…harmony, unity, and community through dynamic education for everyone, every time"

The Wave Riders place a strong emphasis on Citizenship and have identified building relationships, showing respect, and being responsible to self and community as our foundation values. Mornings start with a focusing activity including an ID check, appropriate dress check, and the Pledge of Allegiance. This activity is followed by a Citizenship lesson delivered over closed circuit. Board members enthusiastically voiced their support to continue expanding the curriculum. Students receive a Social studies credit for successful completion of the course.

A comprehensive high school, Kealakehe offers a broad range of core courses and a wide variety of electives including courses in technology, the arts, and foreign languages. In addition to the base curriculum, honor sections and Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered in English, Social Studies, Math, and Science. The Career and Technical Education (CTE) department offers courses that provide experiences in operating businesses that market retail products. Program highlights include CAD drafting, hydroponics and bio-remediation agriculture classes, and technology coursework in graphic arts communication. The Fine Arts department boasts a solid drawing and painting program and offers an AP art class. The athletic program fields over 40 teams participating in boys and girls, JV and varsity sports. To engage parents in their children's activities, the Parent-Community Center coordinator and members of the site based council work tirelessly to support the school.

To implement to BOE mandate for all seniors to complete a transition plan, KHS will implement school wide ECOS, which is a comprehensive online tool intended to complement our school's effort to guide Students (and their families) through the process of making important life decisions and providing them with the information they need to achieve their career goals. For the SY 06/07 the school will implement Peer Education and Infant/Toddler Grads Program. In addition, the Weighted Student Formula and the Academic Financial Plan, School Community Council, mandate by Act 51, Reinventing Education Act of 2004, will be implemented. The flexibility provided will increase assistance for struggling students, additional funds for technology and increase security.

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Last update: Nov 20, 2009 by HSG Team

School Information

General Information

Address 74-5000 Puohulihuli Street

City Kailua-Kona

Island Hawaii

Zip 96740

Grade From Gr 9

Grade To Gr 12

Contact Person Wilfred Murakami

Phone # 808 327-4300

Fax # 808 327-4307


Number of Teachers 99

Number of Students 1650

District Name Hawaii

Complex Area Name Honokaa-Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena

Complex Name Kealakehe

School Code 392

School Name Short Kealakehe High

Military Impacted No

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Summary of Progress

Kealakehe High School Summary of Progress

Kealakehe 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

Kealakehe High School Student Profile

Kealakehe 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

Kealakehe High School Ethnicity Statistics

Kealakehe 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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Kealakehe High School Ethnicity By Race

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Enrollment Statistics

Kealakehe High School Enrollment Statistics

Kealakehe 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.



Kealakehe High School Facilities

Kealakehe 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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Kealakehe High School Facilities

Kealakehe 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

Kealakehe 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

Kealakehe High School Attendance & Absences

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

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Kealakehe High School Retention

Kealakehe 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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Kealakehe High School Suspensions

Kealakehe 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

Kealakehe High School Certified Staff

Kealakehe 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

Kealakehe High School Test Scores Statistics

Kealakehe 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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