Pu'uhale Elementary School

Pu'uhale Elementary School is located in the lower Kalihi area of Honolulu. The school community includes a portion of Dillingham Boulevard across from the Oahu Community Correction Center. Known as the Bannister section, all of the homes located makai of Dillingham Boulevard are bounded on the East by Waiakamilo Road, Kalihi Stream on the West, and proceeding to the ocean encompassing Sand Island.

The area makai of Kalani Street is zoned for industry and homes are razed as industrial needs arise. Pu'uhale Elementary School is part of the Farrington/Kaiser Complex Area in Honolulu. The Farrington Complex consists of a community school, a high school, two (2) middle schools and nine (9) elementary schools. Students of Pu'uhale progress to Kalakaua Middle School and eventually graduate from Farrington High School. Pu'uhale is an airconditioned and soundproofed school. The classrooms, library, and office are located in a fully carpeted two-story building.

The Pu'uhale School grounds are better known as the "The Park" to the community and are for many, a recreational area in the community. The facilities of Pu'uhale are highly utilized by the community and the Department of Education throughout the year. Pu'uhale Elementary School strives to enrich the quality of community life by providing students and staff an environment that is safe, nurturing and caring yet responsive to change and sensitive to individual differences.

We are committed to maintaining effective communication, goal oriented teamwork, and data driven planning as we focus on student achievement. Our Comprehensive Student Support System incorporates literacy and math supports, as well as programs to develop the artistic endeavors (e.g., hula, computers, and international studies). Volunteers and neighboring businesses work side by side in the development of our CSSS support programs.

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Last update: Nov 20, 2009 by HSG Team

School Information

General Information

Address 345 Puuhale Road

City Honolulu

Island Oahu

Zip 96819

Grade From K

Grade To Gr 5

Contact Person Lorelei Karasaki

Phone # 808 832-3190

Fax # 808 832-3195

Website http://www.phale.k12.hi.us/

Number of Teachers 27

Number of Students 263

District Name Honolulu

Complex Area Name Farrington-Kaiser-Kalani

Complex Name Farrington

School Code 145

School Name Short Puuhale El

Military Impacted No

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Summary of Progress

Pu'uhale Elementary School Summary of Progress

Pu'uhale 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'uhale Elementary School Student Profile

Pu'uhale 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'uhale Elementary School Ethnicity Statistics

Pu'uhale 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'uhale Elementary School Ethnicity By Race

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Enrollment Statistics

Pu'uhale Elementary School Enrollment Statistics

Pu'uhale 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'uhale Elementary School Facilities

Pu'uhale 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'uhale Elementary School Facilities

Pu'uhale 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'uhale 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'uhale Elementary School Attendance & Absences

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

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Pu'uhale Elementary School Retention

Pu'uhale 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'uhale Elementary School Suspensions

Pu'uhale 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'uhale Elementary School Certified Staff

Pu'uhale 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'uhale Elementary School Test Scores Statistics

Pu'uhale 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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