School Details

Salt Lake Elementary School

1131 Ala Lilikoi St, Honolulu, HI 96818
(808) 831-7870
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 & ungraded 814 students 17 students/teacher (HI avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

54%
66%
65%
70%

Hawaii State Assessment (HSA)

In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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 2012
  • Hawaii Department Of Education average
  • Hawaii state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
63%
77%
72%

Hawaii State Assessment (HSA)

In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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 2012
  • Hawaii Department Of Education average
  • Hawaii state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
62%
75%
70%

Hawaii State Assessment (HSA)

In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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 2012
  • Hawaii Department Of Education average
  • Hawaii state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
58%
74%
73%

Hawaii State Assessment (HSA)

In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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 2012
  • Hawaii Department Of Education average
  • Hawaii state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Salt Lake Elementary School is a public elementary school in Honolulu. 814 children attend Salt Lake Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 49% of the 814 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Salt Lake Elementary School is 17:1. Aliamanu Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 85% 73%
Asian 55% %
White, non-Hispanic 4% 19%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Multiracial 18% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 18% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 42%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I attended this school from K-5th grade throughout my years in the school I had a very bad experience during this time. I got bulled throughout my years and I have reported it to couple teachers but they never did care and shrugged it off their shoulders and told me to get away from them. I remember one time I was getting pushed around in the morning and the old lady that was standing and looking out on the ramp outside of the cafeteria was just standing there watching me getting pushed around thinking we were playing around. After that I fell and hit my head on the concrete. Parents I wouldn't recommend this school to your kids but if you have to then watch your kids closely because teachers wouldn't look out for your kids.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is a safe place for learning and my children love going here. I would be more impressed if the academics were more challenging. There are some excellent teachers at this school and some that are not. Unfortunately I'm disappointed with the teacher my daughter has this year.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child had currently been attending Salt Lake elementary school. When she comes home from school I see the anticapation in her like she already wanting to go back to school. I am not very well educated so when I brought her to Salt lake Elementary school she's been teaching me more of the english grammars and language once she come home. They do have many after school programs that help them learn more. Like my daugter for example. She is wanting to join more and more activitys this year. Now she is in JPO track challenger and she wants to join the math team once the quarter comes in. I would definitely recommend other parent I know of that has a child about to attend kindergarden to Go to Salt Lake Elemtary.

  • (5 years ago)

    I was impressed by the principal who is enthusiastic to improve the school. The school actively participate outside events and competitions with other schools and the principal always with the kids at the event and support them when I cant find any principals from other schools. He greets students in the morning and stays late at school to be available to parents. I am not happy with the staff at the office though... Most of them are unfriendly. Even though we dont see significant improvement at this point we should be patient more. As long as my daughter is happy at school and with her friends I am happy too. There are lots of activities and after-class groups for students to join. My kid is joining math team bible study and Robotics (last year). I believe this school will be graded above 8 soon.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two children enrolled in this school. And I have been greatly encouraged by a core group of faculty led by the principal who are progressive dedicated professional educators. They as well as the parents have to work with and around the older union 'time punching' teachers which are rife within and throughout the Hawaii Public School system.

  • (7 years ago)

    The office staff is the most unfriendly and unhelpful staff I've ever encountered! This sets a terrible example for our children and I cringe to think how they treat our children when they go to the office for help. The academics at Waikele challenged my son a lot more than at Salt Lake. His homework seems to have gone a step backward. I think their needs to be a review of the curriculum and teaching methods. He brings work home that has been corrected with a 'smiley face' and there are all kinds of mistakes on it that we have to go over with him. I don't think they actually check the school work.

  • (7 years ago)

    The Principal greets the children in the morning before school and as they go home. He is highly visible and easy to talk to. My son's teacher this year had great ways to get the children involved in their work and helped many children after school if they wanted help with any subject. My son looked forward to going to school daily. Thanks Ms. Loo

  • (8 years ago)

    This is my child's first year in 3rd grade at this school. I have brought my concerns to the principal but to this date haven't seen any marked improvement in teaching style amount of homework according to school handbook nor the lack of discipline for naughty students. On the outside as a school it looks like they are trying but they still have a long way to go. If I had to make one suggestion regarding the office staff it would be to have them trained better in customer relations. They represent the school. First impressions are lasting impressions!!

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter is currently attending this school. Last year I wasn't impressed with the academics and the teacher. I still heard good things from other parents and thought that maybe she just didn't have a good teacher and her next year might be better. I was wrong. The children are learning the same things over and over and there is no follow through with her present teacher. This has been noted and brought to the proper attention to no avail. I still try to do my best in participating and not leaving my daughter out of activities but it is getting harder when your confidence and faith is not fully into the school. Overall it's not the worst school but there is room for improvement.

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