School Details

Kaimuki Middle School

631 18th Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 733-4800
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 993 students 19 students/teacher (HI avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

72%
59%
82%
74%

Hawaii State Assessment (HSA)

In 2012-2013 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grade 10 in biology. The HSA is a standards-based test that measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Hawaii. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hawaii Department Of Education average
  • Hawaii state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
55%
86%
71%

Hawaii State Assessment (HSA)

In 2012-2013 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grade 10 in biology. The HSA is a standards-based test that measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Hawaii. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hawaii Department Of Education average
  • Hawaii state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
59%
89%
73%
45%
29%

Hawaii State Assessment (HSA)

In 2012-2013 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grade 10 in biology. The HSA is a standards-based test that measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Hawaii. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hawaii Department Of Education average
  • Hawaii state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kaimuki Middle School is a public middle school in Honolulu. 993 students go to Kaimuki Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 26% of the 993 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Kaimuki Middle School is 19:1. Variety School of Hawaii is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • Japanese

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 8% 14%
Asian/Pacific Islander 56% 34%
Asian 56% %
Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 18% 8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 16% 34%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is a student at Kaimuki. While most the teachers at Kaimuki are great if you have a problem with one right or wrong the school will not advocate for the student. There is very little teacher accountability. I moved to Hawaii with a straight A student and will be moving back home with a student who has A's one B and currently an F. The teacher has been cruel to him by causing him to miss lunches and wander around the school looking for answers to what was wrong with his paper while refusing to help him when he didn't understand the information on her rubric. When all was said and done all that was missing was a period after the html. This is one example of many. She has also asked him to keep things between them and spoken derogatorily about me. I feel for the other kids in the class whose parents maybe aren't involved and who have to go it alone

  • (1 year ago)

    Kaimuki Middle School has the best teacher/staff anyone could ask for. They are always helping you and they are very understanding and kind. Each grade is split up into different teams like 6th Grade has Na Koa Na Hoku and Laulima. 7th has Hui Ho'oulu Lokahi and Helu Ekahi. I don't know 8th grades though. I'm only in 7th grade. We have the best music program Ukulele Band Orchestra and Chorus. Each year some band orhcestra and chorus students go to Elementary schools and play for them teaching them about the instruments. Its really fun. I like all the activities and sports they have. We have health classes and CTE.

  • (1 year ago)

    Kaimuki Middle School is overall a good school in my opinion. Some of the best features of this school are the teachers the Music program and the energy of me and my fellow classmates. To start off with the teachers they are very nice. If a student needs help and/or a student has an issue with education or a classmate teachers will talk to you in their free time to come up with the best solution. Teacher also have tutoring time after school and can help students with any homework in order for students to fully understand their work. Now for the Music Program. There are is a wide variety of options for any of the students which include Band Orchestra Chorus and Ukulele. All of which is a great experience. Students must attend one of the classes daily perform in concerts and have the option for an annual trip that can take you around the world! One final thing that I found great are a couple of my classmates. The whole class can create an environment of teamwork and energy which is great for any student. Every school can have great things to it and not so good things. "KMS" sometimes feels unsafe as there are no fences or protection to it. Other than that it's great

  • (1 year ago)

    Kaimuki was a pretty good school except that they move at a fast pace and the teachers don't get paid for staying after school hence students are unable to get help if they have fallen behind. We had one of or the best public middle school band on Oahu and we made up a good percentage of graduating kids that were accepted and now attend private schools. Overall I think that Kaimuki just needs to put more struggling students into slower more helpful classes just like any other public school in America.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is not a good school for kids on the lower side of standards. They do not offer any supportive services if your child is struggling to keep up. My daughter would try coming during recess or after school for help but the teacher would have appointments to go to or not available. They don't offer any tutoring like other schools do. I asked if she could be in a lower class rather then keep following behind. I was told that they have thousands of kids and they don t have anymore lower classes available. When I asked about the law no child left behind they said that they are in the standards. My opinion is that this is an uncaring school. They only care about meeting the standard and not about the kids being left behind as long as they have enough kids that do meet the standards they don t have to help the kids that don t.

  • (4 years ago)

    kaimuki middle school is a great school with a lot of fun and nice students

  • (5 years ago)

    Administration faculty staff begin the vision the parents help out the children live it 'KMS a place with heart that challenges and strengthens the mind body and spirit

  • (6 years ago)

    Kaimuki middle school is a place with heart that strengthens the mind the body and soul. Kaimuki is truly one of the safest schools around. It has a great band teacher and is known to have one of the best bands. We play pieces that are high school level and we get to travel around the world. I believe kaimuki middle school is the best place to send a child there because. They will feel safe and supported. No bullies whatsoever no bad things happen.. And if there would be then we would have the secirity guards to look after us. I love kaimuki middle school. It has a great education and its a safe place to send you child to school

  • (6 years ago)

    I love kaimuki middle school. Every time I go to school I never wanted to leave and when I do leave I always want to go back. in kaimuki middle school there are only good students and grades. At kaimuki middle school the education is excellent the teachers are all expirienced and the students are kind. Also kaimuki has won many awards as a very distinguished school. It is the perfect school and I as a student would highly reccommend it to anyone who is considering going there.

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