School Details

Kealakehe Elementary School

745118 Kealakaa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(808) 327-4308
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 & ungraded 1062 students 16 students/teacher (HI avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

54%
66%
66%
71%

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 2013
  • Hawaii Department Of Education average
  • Hawaii state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
65%
65%
73%
20%
45%

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 2013
  • Hawaii Department Of Education average
  • Hawaii state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
61%
61%
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 2013
  • Hawaii Department Of Education average
  • Hawaii state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kealakehe Elementary School is a public elementary school in Kailua Kona. 1,062 students go to Kealakehe Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Asian. 69% of the 1,062 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Kealakehe Elementary School is 16:1. Kahakai Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 52% 34%
Asian 17% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 34%
White, non-Hispanic 14% 14%
Multiracial 10% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.3% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers care about each and every student. There are structures in place to support the needs of all learners. The school offers a variety of after school support programs and enrichment.

  • (1 year ago)

    Teachers staff and administrators at our school are positive upbeat and care about our students. In spite of the demands of common core and new requirements our teachers still put students education fist! ) I'm proud to teach with these wonderful people and to have such excellent students and parents.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is such a great school. This is my 6th year teaching there and I cannot imagine teaching any where else. We have a supportive admin and hard working teachers who love to teach and love their students.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am honored to have my children attend this school. Staff is honest compassionate intelligent and heroic. It is a large school that feels like a small intimate when within its classroom walls. The principal - a mainstay for over a decade - leads with integrity and patience. One of my dear friends said it best when she described it "a hidden diamond."

  • (1 year ago)

    Don't judge a book by its cover! Look inside to see what a true gem this school really is!!! We are big we are powerful and we make a positive difference everyday with every child.

  • (4 years ago)

    I taught at Kealakehe for three years when I moved to Kona and I still substitute regularly now that I've retired. The reason I worked there after retiring from 28 years teaching in California was the dedication and quality of the teachers. Even under restructuring their focus was the whole child. It is a very difficult low-income neighborhood but problems on campus are minimized by the counselors and other staff members who let each child know that he or she is cared for. Expectations are high and those children who have talents in particular areas are given opportunities to excel. Special services staff work hard to keep up with the immigrant population and those who need differentiated instruction beyond the regular classroom. Opportunities abound for parental involvement but few are able to take advantage of them due to financial stresses. Teachers stay current with support from Literacy Coaches and Math Coaches.

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers at Kealakehe were ALWAYS great caring & wonderful for my child. Always challenged him and promoted a great classroom atmosphere. Administrative staff front office and Principal NEED WORK -- VERY disorganized no 'Aloha' disrespectful and terrible to deal with. If only the staff could learn from the Teachers @ Kealakehe Elem.

  • (5 years ago)

    Very disorganized office situation. Not very security conscious or even aware of where the kids are. My kids state test grades showed a dramatic decline after 2 years. Pulled my kids out and now homeschool.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child's teacher is extremely organized and effective. They have been learning amazing things in Science Literature and Math all year long. I spend time volunteering in the school and from what I see this type of structure is the norm. My child's writing exceeds that of her peers at the private school!

  • (7 years ago)

    The office is very disorganized. You receive a different answer depending on who you ask and when they do put something in writing it is wrong. It took me three weeks to have my son enrolled because of their disorganization. My sons class has 23 kids in it. Much higher than the 16 you list. The daycare is also full which they said they had before we moved him to the school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I really don't see much structure. Kids run wild. Every wednesdays they get out at 1 00. And they don't seem to collect box tops for help; they get the kids to sell stuff to often.

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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