Kealakehe Intermediate School

Kealakehe Intermediate School serves approximately 950 6th, 7th and 8th grade students of North Kona. We are the largest enrollment of any intermediate/middle school in the district. The rapid growth of the North Kona Community has added to our already diverse culture. K.I.S. averages a 20% turnover of students throughout the school year. We have a substantial ESLL population. Our SPED population remains a somewhat constant 7 to 9%.

The school's vision is, "Kealakehe Intermediate School; A safe and Cooperative Learning Community where:

  • Heart
  • Attitude
  • Work and
  • Knowledge
  • Nurture the Mind and Spirit of the Students.

School/Community Council, PTO, and various community groups are important partners to the school's mission to promote quality relationships within the entire school community.

Kealakehe Intermediate School believes in teaming, interdisciplinary instruction, exploratory electives, and advisory periods to help in the academic, physical, social and emotional development of our school students. The school emphasizes Reading, Writing, and Responsibility.

Kealakehe Inter is entering restructuring this school year. Therefore we are adopting the America's Choice school reform model. We are mandating "Ramp-Up" classes for students who can move from "partially proficient" to "proficient" on the Hawaii State Assessment. To better facilitate this change, we are also implementing block scheduling this coming school year.

Another important addition/change for the 2006-2007 school year is our implementation of WIN2000. This is an important computer-based resource which we can use to improve student comprehension of math and language arts, both at school and via the school server to children receiving public school instruction offcampus.

Technology has received other big boosts on our campus in the past few months. The entire school has now been wired with optical cables for better internet and phone connectivity. We are planning on implementing a new phone system that will connect all classrooms and offices. Our website continues to be updated and upgraded and now contains more data than ever.

One of the most exciting features anticipated in the very near future is our new administration/library building. Early phases of construction will probably start early in 2007. The construction will take a while to complete, and we will not be able to move into the building this school year, but we are full of anticipation.

This year we will continue many of the excellent programs we have initiated in recent years. They include our anti-bullying training for students, the presence of our full-time School Resource Officer who also leads our D.A.R.E. Program, an ongoing school beautification program and community outreach and involvement.

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Last update: Nov 20, 2009 by HSG Team

School Information

General Information

Address 74-5062 Onipa'a Street

City Kailua-Kona

Island Hawaii

Zip 96740

Grade From Gr 6

Grade To Gr 8

Contact Person Don Merwin

Phone # 808 327-4314

Fax # 808 327-4315


Number of Teachers 71

Number of Students 904

District Name Hawaii

Complex Area Name Honokaa-Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena

Complex Name Kealakehe

School Code 390

School Name Short Kealakehe Int

Military Impacted No

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Summary of Progress

Kealakehe Intermediate School Summary of Progress

Kealakehe Intermediate 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 Intermediate School Student Profile

Kealakehe Intermediate 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 Intermediate School Ethnicity Statistics

Kealakehe Intermediate 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 Intermediate School Ethnicity By Race

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Enrollment Statistics

Kealakehe Intermediate School Enrollment Statistics

Kealakehe Intermediate 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 Intermediate School Facilities

Kealakehe Intermediate 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 Intermediate School Facilities

Kealakehe Intermediate 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 Intermediate 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 Intermediate School Attendance & Absences

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

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Kealakehe Intermediate School Retention

Kealakehe Intermediate 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 Intermediate School Suspensions

Kealakehe Intermediate 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 Intermediate School Certified Staff

Kealakehe Intermediate 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 Intermediate School Test Scores Statistics

Kealakehe Intermediate 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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