Koko Head Elementary School

Koko Head School is on the eastern end of Honolulu District. It is the oldest of seven schools which comprise the Kaiser complex in Hawaii Kai.

There are four district residential areas with broad occupational and income levels for each section. Originally designed and constructed in 1954 for a population of 1,100 students, the school now enrolls about 300 students. Three major ethnic groups provide a cosmopolitan student body: Asian, Caucasian, and part-Hawaiian.

Koko Head School's mission is to provide the best educational program to meet the needs of all of our students and to empower all stakeholders to be effective.

We believe that:

  • Every person has inherent worth.
  • Every person can learn.
  • Every person is a life-long learner.

All students at Koko Head Elementary School have equal access to courses, programs, and services without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disabilities.

In 1997, Koko Head School's staff and parents implemented School/Community-Based Management (SCBM) and a Modified School Calendar. In 2005, the school established a School Community Council with Administration, Staff, Parents, and community members.

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Last update: Nov 20, 2009 by HSG Team

School Information

General Information

Address 189 Lunalilo Home Road

City Honolulu

Island Oahu

Zip 96825

Grade From K

Grade To Gr 5

Contact Person Cecilia Lum

Phone # 808 397-5811

Fax # 808 397-5816

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

Number of Teachers 20

Number of Students 277

District Name Honolulu

Complex Area Name Farrington-Kaiser-Kalani

Complex Name Kaiser

School Code 127

School Name Short Koko Head El

Military Impacted No

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Koko Head Elementary School Technology Education

The computer program in the Koko Head School promotes basic computer literacy, including keyboarding, printing, and maintaining hardware and software. Koko Head School focuses on educational software that complements classroom curriculum. Aspects include keyboard familiarity, storage and retrieval of student graphics and written materials, and printing of individual work. Students have access to the Koko Head School's server to save creative computer designs, compositions, and programs.

Teachers have students use computers to complete assignments, do research projects, and enjoy special lessons such as creating PowerPoint presentations. The lessons include the use of educational software, electronic encyclopedias, CD-ROMs, and the Internet. All students in grades kindergarten through fifth have weekly computer periods. Teachers may sign up for additional time for special projects or research assignments. Each child works on his/her own computer.

Teachers also use the versatility of the computer to reinforce, maintain, and review topics covered in the classroom.

Video conferencing capability is available. Students are able to access the internet and communicate worldwide with schools and institutions. Every computer with internet capability has software to block undesirable web sites through the DOE filtering.

Koko Head School computer lab is equipped with a 600i Smartboard, 34 Dell computers, weather station gauge, a laser printer, a color laser printer, and a scanner. All computers have local-based hard drives with CD/DVD optical players and burners. Students are able to produce quality work and print color hard copies.

Students also have access to 2 Dell computers inside their classroom and 1 digital camera. Available to borrow are 2 video cameras. Each building has a video presenter and a video projector.

The use of technology in the classrooms is guided by the curriculum and teaching/learning strategies.


Koko Head Elementary School ESLL(English for Second Language Learners

This program provides for students from Grades K to 5, who have been identified as having limited English Proficiency, or as having difficulty speaking, reading, writing or understanding the English Language. The program focuses on language acquisition and communication skills.


Koko Head Elementary School DARE (Drug Awareness Resistance Education)

In the D.A.R.E. program, a Honolulu Police Department Officer provides basic information to fifth graders about drugs and their effects; teaches them how to recognize sources of pressure, which encourage them to use drugs; and provides methods to withstand peer and media pressure to stay drug free. Students learn effective methods to say "NO!" to drugs and learn positive alternatives to stay active and healthy.


Koko Head Elementary School Special Education

The mission of Special Education is to provide appropriate educational programs and services which will enable all children with disabilities to become self-sufficient to the extent their disabilities permit, to realize their potential, to attain self-worth and personal dignity, and to become participating members of their families and society. Specially designed instructions to meet the unique learning needs of the students who require IEPs (Individualized Educational Program) may be delivered in a variety of settings. Related services, which include speech-language therapy, audiology, psychological services, physical and occupational therapy, and counseling services, are provided when a student with a disability requires assistance to benefit from Special Education.

K - 5: provides Special Education and related services to students. The educational arrangement can vary from fully self-contained, integrated, resource room, itinerant, and support services.
Pre-School: provides Special Education services for three-to five-year old students with disabilities. All preschool students are served based on the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) developed at team meetings. Parents and families are recognized as full partners in their child's educational program. Quality services and collaboration between agencies provide the best possible services to pre-school children with special needs.
Children's Day Treatment: provides an alternative school program in a therapeutic setting for students' emotional, behavioral, and academic growth. The State of Hawaii Department of Health, in collaboration with the Department of Education, provides a certified licensed teacher and various mental health personnel to serve children from ages 6 to 12 years, in grades 1 through 6. Eligible children include those who are inn Special Education, have mental health-related services identified on their IEP, and/or have not progressed in a less restrictive setting.


Koko Head Elementary School AGT (Academic Gifted/Talented)

This program provides a differentiated curriculum for identified gifted and talented students. These students exhibit above-average abilities and demonstrate superior achievement or possess the potential for superior achievement.
Some students qualify for differentiated activites because of their academic abilities.
The school is planning to do Gifted/Talented assessment and other requested assessments for student needs.


Koko Head Elementary School Hawaiian Studies

The goal of the Hawaiian Studies Program is to help all students, Hawaiian and non-Hawaiians, in grades K-12 to develop knowledge, understanding, appreciation and internalization of fundamental aspects of Hawaiian culture. This includes values, concepts, practices, history and language which will be of value to people trying to live happy, productive and culturally enriched lives in harmony with our island environment. Kupuna has the responsibility of carrying out this goal, with follow-up by the classroom teacher.


Koko Head Elementary School PSAP (Primary School Adjustment Program)

The P.S.A.P. program provides additional help to students who are having problems adjusting to school and the classroom. Utilizing a team approach, the P.S.A.P. Child Aide and Home-Liaison work with teachers, parents, school counselor, principal, social worker, and the psychologist consultant to design and individualized intervention program for each student.

Homework Help: The P.S.A.P. Child Aide and Home-Liaison provide homework assistance and monitoring for students identified as needing additional after-school help.
Breakfast Club: The P.S.A.P. Child Aide also provides time to have breakfast and conversation with students who would benefit from an early morning start.



Summary of Progress

Koko Head Elementary School Summary of Progress

Koko Head 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

Koko Head Elementary School Student Profile

Koko Head 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

Koko Head Elementary School Ethnicity Statistics

Koko Head 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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Koko Head Elementary School Ethnicity By Race

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Enrollment Statistics

Koko Head Elementary School Enrollment Statistics

Koko Head 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.



Koko Head Elementary School Facilities

Koko Head 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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Koko Head Elementary School Facilities

Koko Head 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

Koko Head 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

Koko Head Elementary School Attendance & Absences

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

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Koko Head Elementary School Retention

Koko Head 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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Koko Head Elementary School Suspensions

Koko Head 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

Koko Head Elementary School Certified Staff

Koko Head 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

Koko Head Elementary School Test Scores Statistics

Koko Head 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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