Pohakea Elementary School

Pohakea Elementary School is located in Ewa Beach and is part of the Campbell Complex in the Leeward District. Pohakea's School Community Council was established in the spring of 2005 and will be an integral part of reaching our vision.

Success for All (SFA), a comprehensive school reform model in reading, was implemented in SY 2001-02 in grades K-6. The focus of the program is on prevention and early intensive intervention in reading. The daily, uninterrupted 90 minute reading program includes extensive use of cooperative learning and a balance between phonics, children's literature, and home reading. A daily tutoring program is also provided for selected students in grades 1-3 as part of the SFA model.

Pohakea provides a rigorous, standards-based curriculum in mathematics that focuses on both mastery of basic mathematical skills and understanding mathematical concepts. During the 2005/2006 school year, the entire Campbell Complex adopted Everyday Math, a rigorous, research-based program. Students in all grade levels have consistent opportunity to engage in constructed response problems.

Pohakea is committed to ensuring that all of our students reach state standards. To that end, intensive tutoring programs have been implemented during the school day and after school. SFA tutoring targets our lower grade students, while our after school assistance programs, "Jumpstart", and "AST" (After School Tutoring), target students in the upper grades. In addition, Saturday School targets students in grades 3-6 in the core academic areas in order to reach state standards.

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Last update: Nov 20, 2009 by HSG Team

School Information

General Information

Address 91-750 Ft. Weaver Road

City Ewa Beach

Island Oahu

Zip 96706

Grade From K

Grade To Gr 6

Contact Person Stacie Kunihisa

Phone # 808 689-1290

Fax # 808 689-1293

Website http://www.k12.hi.us/~pohakea/

Number of Teachers 41

Number of Students 535

District Name Leeward

Complex Area Name Campbell-Kapolei

Complex Name Campbell

School Code 269

School Name Short Pohakea El

Military Impacted No

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Pohakea Elementary School Jump Start


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Pohakea Elementary School SFA Tutoring


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Pohakea Elementary School Kick Start


Pohakea Elementary School AVID(Advancement Via Individual Determination)



Pohakea Elementary School YMCA A+

The After School A+ Program is the outcome of a joint effort of former Governor John Waihee's Subcabinet on Early Childhood Education and Child Care (chaired by Governor Ben Cayetano who was Lieutenant Governor at that time), the Board of Education and the State Department of Education in 1989.

The A+ Program brings affordable after-school child care services to children in public elementary schools whose parents work, attend school or are in job training programs, so that the high incidence of latchkey children is reduced.

The program provides a safe, secure and nurturing environment for children after school and offers a rich variety of activities for the children.

The program will start immediately after the close of the school day. Children should report to the base site for the A+ Program at their school. The first 45 minutes or so will generally let the children wind down after school. Children will check in, receive directions from A+ staff, be given time for snack, be supervised on the playground or in informal socializing groups, or they may begin homework.

The free play/snack time will be followed by enrichment, physical development/coordination activities and time to complete homework. Enrichment will include activities from such areas as arts, crafts, drama, music, and dance. Physical development/coordination activities will consist of physical fitness activities, sports and games.

Character development themes will be introduced to children in large group settings usually on Wednesdays when more time is available because of early school dismissal. This time may include presentations on crime protection, drug abuse, pedestrian safety, etc., as community resources are available.

The A+ Program will not be an extension of the regular school day. While some structure is necessary for order and control, activities will be offered in a comparatively informal setting where children are given the opportunity to choose from a variety of activities.

Children will be encouraged to use after-school time to complete homework assignments. Where difficulties are encountered, A+ staff will be available to help. Peer assistance will also be encouraged.

While the program is operated by the Department of Education (DOE) and not required to be licensed, State licensing standards were used as a guide in designing the program. The use of DOE facilities means that building and safety standards are met. Staff will be hired at each site so that the 20 to 1 children to staff ratio required for licensing is not exceeded. New employees will be subject to local criminal history checks, and will receive both pre-service and in-service training. The A+ Program will provide more than custodial care. It will offer an array of stimulating, enriching and enjoyable activities designed to engage children's interests and keep them active both mentally and physically.

Theoretically, the children to staff ratio may reach 20 to 1. In actual practice, however, it is expected that ratios will average considerably below this. Part-time enrollment -- where children enroll in the program for fewer than five days a week -- will contribute to lowering the ratio.


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Summary of Progress

Pohakea Elementary School Summary of Progress

Pohakea 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

Pohakea Elementary School Student Profile

Pohakea 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

Pohakea Elementary School Ethnicity Statistics

Pohakea 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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Pohakea Elementary School Ethnicity By Race

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Enrollment Statistics

Pohakea Elementary School Enrollment Statistics

Pohakea 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.



Pohakea Elementary School Facilities

Pohakea 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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Pohakea Elementary School Facilities

Pohakea 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

Pohakea 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

Pohakea Elementary School Attendance & Absences

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

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Pohakea Elementary School Retention

Pohakea 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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Pohakea Elementary School Suspensions

Pohakea 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

Pohakea Elementary School Certified Staff

Pohakea 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

Pohakea Elementary School Test Scores Statistics

Pohakea 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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