Waimea High School

Waimea High School is located on the northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain. Waimea High School serves communities from Kalaheo to the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kekaha. Feeder schools include Kekaha Elementary School, Waimea Canyon School (K-8), Eleele Elementary School, Kalaheo Elementary School and Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School (feeder to both Waimea High and Kauai High Schools). A handful of students also feed into Waimea High School from St Theresa School (parochial).

The school opened its doors as an elementary school in 1981. It expanded to grades K-12 in 1935 and assumed its present structure of grades 9-12 in 1977. Spread out over several acres with 16 buildings overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the campus is the center of the Waimea community. The West Kauai community is rural with much of the economy centering on agriculture, tourism, the military and scientific/military research.

Waimea is a year two Need Improvement school under the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). In 2003-2004, the school met twelve of the thirteen targets, however in 2004-2005 the school met only seven out of thirteen targets.

Waimea High School is at the center of community life and attention. There is strong support for the school from individuals, parents and booster organizations – WAVE/PTSA – Waimea Action Voice for Education, Menehune Booster Club (athletics), Band Boosters, WAFF – Waimea Alumni and Friends Foundation (alumni), and Project Graduation. Interests include facility improvement, athletics, student recognition, music, and academic support. There is a great deal of pride among the alumni and families of Waimea High School. Waimea is a SCC school.

There is an alternative day block schedule in place with daily homeroom and daily professional development time at the end of each day. The time is used to implement "Professional Learning Communities" within the staff to promote rich discussion and dialogue towards higher student achievement. This enables teachers to implement Project Based Learning, integration of curriculum between departments and strategies for high school redesign. The schedule also offers a period for personalization of education with the "Significant Adult" sessions. Sessions include career exploration, resume, job interview skills, self-esteem building, teaming concepts and post-secondary planning.

The campus is well maintained and provides a safe learning environment. The custodial staff has been recognized with awards for the degree to which they maintain the campus. Students report that they feel safe on campus.

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Last update: Nov 20, 2009 by HSG Team

School Information

General Information

Address 9707 Tsuchiya Road

City Waimea

Island Kauai

Zip 96796

Grade From Gr 9

Grade To Gr 12

Contact Person Nely Caberto

Phone # 808 338-6800

Fax # 808 338-6807

Website http://www.waimeahighschool.org

Number of Teachers 62

Number of Students 775

District Name Kauai

Complex Area Name Kapaa-Kauai-Waimea

Complex Name Waimea

School Code 462

School Name Short Waimea High

Military Impacted No

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Summary of Progress

Waimea High School Summary of Progress

Waimea 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

Waimea High School Student Profile

Waimea 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

Waimea High School Ethnicity Statistics

Waimea 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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Waimea High School Ethnicity By Race

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Enrollment Statistics

Waimea High School Enrollment Statistics

Waimea 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.



Waimea High School Facilities

Waimea 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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Waimea High School Facilities

Waimea 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

Waimea 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

Waimea High School Attendance & Absences

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

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Waimea High School Retention

Waimea 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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Waimea High School Suspensions

Waimea 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

Waimea High School Certified Staff

Waimea 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

Waimea High School Test Scores Statistics

Waimea 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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