School Details

Kapunahala Elementary School

45828 Anoi Rd, Kaneohe, HI 96744
(808) 233-5650
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 & ungraded 581 students 17 students/teacher (HI avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

81%
66%
88%
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

76%
65%
80%
73%
78%
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

67%
61%
87%
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

73%
59%
83%
74%

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

Kapunahala Elementary School is a public middle school in Kaneohe. 581 students go to Kapunahala Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 44% of the 581 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Kapunahala Elementary School is 17:1. Koolau Baptist Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Japanese

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 14%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 44% 34%
Asian 31% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 29% 34%
Hispanic 10% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My kids absolutely love being at this school. The teachers are extremely passionate about teaching and know how to motivate their students to do their best. They promote growth in all aspects and care for their students. The faculty takes parental input seriously and react quickly to remedy any situation. They have a wonderful Hawaiian studies and performing arts teacher who creates very impressive holiday programs. I would recommend this school to any child and parent who wants to be involved in a super awesome community.

  • (2 years ago)

    Kapunahala is a great school my kids learned more here then they did at their old school. The principal is so passionate about her students and is so sweet! We are happy we changed our kids to Kapunahala not to mention it's a 5 min walk for them which is a good thing ;) My kids love it here teachers are Awesome!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent school. Strong curriculum and great leadership. The principal has had a very positive impact. Parents are heavily involved and that shows in student performance. We live outside of the boundries but it's been worth it driving the extra distance. The class sizes are pretty big but in public schools nowadays and particularly with such a good school it's to be expected.

  • (6 years ago)

    I've always loved Kapuanahala. We've lived near the school for almost 24 years and the only change that has taken place is that they keep getting better academically and all around. My younger and brothers and sisters attendted Kapuanahala and now my children are attending Kapuanala; and there are still some of the same teachers teaching there which is amazing. I love the atmosphere and the dedication and emphasis that they put on education and out children. Your child is in really good hands if you choose Kapuanahala as their elementary.

  • (8 years ago)

    We love Kapunahala. Most of the teachers are passionate about what they do. The science program is awesome. We appreciate the efforts of the science teahers.

  • (8 years ago)

    Kapunahala was an excellent place for our son to start school. He loved his teacher classmates and academically he went further than we had anticipated. Having just moved from the mainland we were concerned that our son would have a good first experience with school. We couldn't have asked for a better all around experience. Kapunahala has a staffed support group for parent volunteers. I was a room mom and enjoyed working as a team with the other mothers. We had our own work room and group meetings to help us learn equipment and to be better volunteers. Teachers are able to focus on the children because of the amount of prep work the parents contribute. Kapunahala has a great track record in academic achivement and a strong tradition of excellent elementary education.

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(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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