Pu'ohala Elementary School

Pu'ohala Elementary School's regular program serves students from Pu'ohala Village, Pikoiloa, and Kokohaki. The majority of Pu'ohala's children come from families of modest income. Forty percent of the students qualify for free and reduced meals, allowing for Title I support from the federal government. The ethnic makeup of the school is quite mixed, with Hawaiian, part-Hawaiian, Caucasian, Japanese, and many other groups represented. Five years ago Pu'ohala implemented Math Investigations in grades Kindergarten through grade 5 and the Connected Math Program in grade 6. For the past two years Grades K through 2 have worked with the scientifically- based Breakthrough to Literacy Reading program for grades Kindergarten through grade 2. The reading program for Grades 3 through 6 for the past two years has been the standardsbased Harcourt Trophies series. Thirty percent of the student body is enrolled in the Hawaiian Language Immersion Program (HLIP) that was established over fifteen years ago. All subjects in the HLIP are taught in the Hawaiian language with English introduced at the Fifth grade level. Students come from as far away as Hauula and Waimanalo to attend HLIP. There is a feeling of warmth and 'ohana as teachers and staff strive to build a safe and caring environment.

The school enacted specific reforms based upon data gathered from the Hawaii State Assessment as well as SAT scores. An Intervention Plan focuses upon standards-based teaching and learning with an emphasis on math and reading. These efforts are directed at increasing student achievement and providing quality student support. Regular assessments include monthly math responses, DIBELS testing three times a year, regular reading unit evaluations and the data points obtained two times a year for reading and math from Benchmark Tracker.

Academic achievement is complemented with performing arts and an after school enrichment program for qualifying students. The staff organizes an annual Curriculum Fair where student work is displayed for parent and community review. Students participate in community and statewide art, poetry and writing contests. Pu'ohala students have won monetary awards and recognition from the Lions Club, Board of Water Supply, Hawaiian Humane Society and OHA. This year a member of the Pu'ohala teaching staff was a district nominee for the Teacher of the Year award.

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Last update: Nov 20, 2009 by HSG Team

School Information

General Information

Address 45-233 Kulauli Street

City Kaneohe

Island Oahu

Zip 96744

Grade From K

Grade To Gr 6

Contact Person Alexis Kane

Phone # 808 233-5660

Fax # 808 233-5663

Website http://www.k12.hi.us/~puohala/PuohalaHome.html

Number of Teachers 30

Number of Students 222

District Name Windward

Complex Area Name Castle-Kahuku

Complex Name Castle

School Code 314

School Name Short Puohala El

Military Impacted No

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Summary of Progress

Pu'ohala Elementary School Summary of Progress

Pu'ohala 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

Pu'ohala Elementary School Student Profile

Pu'ohala 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

Pu'ohala Elementary School Ethnicity Statistics

Pu'ohala 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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Pu'ohala Elementary School Ethnicity By Race

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Enrollment Statistics

Pu'ohala Elementary School Enrollment Statistics

Pu'ohala 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.



Pu'ohala Elementary School Facilities

Pu'ohala 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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Pu'ohala Elementary School Facilities

Pu'ohala 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

Pu'ohala 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

Pu'ohala Elementary School Attendance & Absences

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

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Pu'ohala Elementary School Retention

Pu'ohala 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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Pu'ohala Elementary School Suspensions

Pu'ohala 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

Pu'ohala Elementary School Certified Staff

Pu'ohala 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

Pu'ohala Elementary School Test Scores Statistics

Pu'ohala 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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