Kohala High School

Kohala High School is a small rural school that serves the North Kohala District of the Big Island. Established in 1936, Kohala grew as a K-12 school until 1995 when the elementary school separated from the high and middle school. The Middle School was subsequently established in 2001 with its own administration. All three schools continue a comprehensive, collaborative effort to provide a personalized comprehensive education for each student.

E ala e na paniola—Rise to the Challenge. Cowboys! Kohala High School has lived up to its motto. KHS has been "In Good Standing" from the beginning of the No Child Left Behind legislation; one of the few high schools in the state to do so. As a small student centered high school, Kohala has been able to concentrate on individual student needs. The school has a strong academic program offering a full range of opportunities to students including AP and GT classes as well as vocational classes to meet Career Pathways and foreign language and fine arts. Kohala High School extends its academic program for students with the use of eschool, and Nova Net. The school will also be introducing AVID in the 2006-7 school year to help better prepare students for post high school education. The school continues to focus on developing students who take responsibility for their own learning. A mainstay of this effort is the mentorship program which supports the Student Lead Conferences that are culminating activities each academic year.

Kohala not only meets its academic challenge, it is also competitive in athletics. Kohala fielded 41 teams in 15 sports with over half the teams going to playoffs. Kohala had representation in each season at the State tournaments by sending athletes in Girls' Cross Country, Girls Softball, Boys and Mixed Crews in Paddling, Swimming, Wrestling, Tennis and Track and Field. KHS took a BIIF Champion in Girls Wrestling.

KHS balances academics and athletics with programs, clubs and activities that support students in growing into fully participating citizens. The school also sponsors a variety of service organizations that contribute to the welfare of the community.

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Last update: Nov 20, 2009 by HSG Team

School Information

General Information

Address 54-3611 Akoni Pule Highway

City Kapaau

Island Hawaii

Zip 96755

Grade From Gr 9

Grade To Gr 12

Contact Person Catherine Bratt

Phone # 808 889-7117

Fax # 808 889-7120

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

Number of Teachers 34

Number of Students 281

District Name Hawaii

Complex Area Name Honokaa-Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena

Complex Name Kohala

School Code 373

School Name Short Kohala High

Military Impacted No

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Summary of Progress

Kohala High School Summary of Progress

Kohala 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

Kohala High School Student Profile

Kohala 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

Kohala High School Ethnicity Statistics

Kohala 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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Kohala High School Ethnicity By Race

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Enrollment Statistics

Kohala High School Enrollment Statistics

Kohala 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.



Kohala High School Facilities

Kohala 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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Kohala High School Facilities

Kohala 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

Kohala 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

Kohala High School Attendance & Absences

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

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Kohala High School Retention

Kohala 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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Kohala High School Suspensions

Kohala 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

Kohala High School Certified Staff

Kohala 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

Kohala High School Test Scores Statistics

Kohala 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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