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About This School

Waikiki Elementary School is a public elementary school in Honolulu. 436 children attend Waikiki Elementary School and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Hispanic. 41% of the 436 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Waikiki Elementary School is 16:1. President Thomas Jefferson Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Gymnastics
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 72% 73%
Asian 46% %
Hispanic 4% 5%
Multiracial 24% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 15% %
White, non-Hispanic 12% 19%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 42%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This school is friendly welcoming professional and has attitudes and aspirations to be proud of. All done in the spirit of Aloha .

  • (2 years ago)

    Waikiki school has the ideal environment for children to learn and succeed in their life. love the fact that they stress on 'Habits of mind'.

  • (3 years ago)

    Excellent philosophy (Habits of the Mind) that focuses on character education. Strong special education department particularly in grades 4-6. Great after-school enrichment opportunities.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love this school! The school has a great philosophy and is carried out by the staff. My son is having fun and learning a lot. I hope they can start a middle school with the same philosophy -)

  • (4 years ago)

    Creative compassionate intimate Waikiki Elementary School welcomes children and tries its best to help them thrive.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great small school incorporates 'habit of mind' in all their classes. The teachers administrators and parents work with each other to provide a safe and productive environment for our kids. We love it.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son attended Waikiki Elementary for 2 years and he absolutely loved it. The academics are wonderful but above all the school's emphasis on mindfulness makes it top notch. It is obvious that everyone from the admin to the faculty to the staff has incredible buy in to this philosophy. It is infused in all they do. We miss Waikiki and I would HIGHLY recommend it to any parent seeking high quality education in a caring nurturing environment.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have friends whose children attend private school and they are envious of our kids who attend Waikiki. Great education (at a great price.)

  • (5 years ago)

    I absolutely love Waikiki School. My two children have attended there since the kindergarten and I just love the entire staff. The principal is extremely caring and nice along with the teachers and staff. They make you feel as if you were family. It is also a blue ribbon school and they have high quality of standards. I would highly recommend Waikiki School!! =)

  • (7 years ago)

    After transferring from another school in the Honolulu district we have been very happy with Waikiki School. The administration and the front office are great along with teachers and parents. We feel that our daughter is getting a top notch education and regardless of where she goes in her education life this school is providing a solid foundation for her. Their A+ program is one of the best and does not have constant turnover like at some schools. overall we are extremely happy with this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think Waikiki School has great teachers and staff. Overall I am happy with Waikiki School. The only problem I had was during my child's kindergarten teacher. She does not have patience with teaching the kids that really need the help. If the child needs help she is very negative in a non-constuctive way. She just says the child just cannot do it while all the other children can. She is also unopened to any solutions that may help the child such as sitting in front of the class instead of the back of the class. My child is doing very well with the other teachers and has had a great experience with the school once he got pass that class.

  • (8 years ago)

    When my daughter (7 yrs old 2nd grade) and I moved to Oahu we looked both at public and private schools. I liked the Waikiki school for the individual attention that the principal gave us. She gave us a tour and told us about the values that they teach. Throughout school there are signs that espouse their values. My daughter says that she picked Waikiki because 'alot of people were very nice.' She has attended for about 2 months now. She still misses the friends from her school in Utah but overall she says it is good. They teach Hawaiian and Japanese. Nice Parents also.

  • (9 years ago)

    Our child has gone to K~2nd grade here. Mrs. Oaks Mrs. Shimada and Mrs. Caine have been wonderful teachers. Loving Care Disipline and Science. The A+ teachers have also been very helpful with homework and activities. Beautiful.Our child has gone to K~2nd grade here. Mrs. Oaks Mrs. Shimada and Mrs. Caine have been wonderful teachers. Loving Care Discipline and Science. The A+ teachers have also been very helpful with homework and activities. Beautiful.

  • (9 years ago)

    We love this school. Everyone who works there tries to treat you like family. It is great. The teachers and staff are wonderful. I even went here as a child. It still has the same homey feeling. It is a very wonderful school.

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