School Details

Kohala Middle School

534155 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kapaau, HI 96755
(808) 889-7119
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 212 students 13 students/teacher (HI avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

59%
59%
71%
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

54%
55%
67%
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

46%
59%
65%
73%
4%
29%

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

Kohala Middle School is a public middle school in Kapaau. 212 students attend Kohala Middle School and identify mostly as Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Hispanic, and Asian. 64% of the 212 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Kohala Middle School is 13:1. Kanu O Ka Aina - New Century Public Charter School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 43% 34%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 34% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 32% 34%
Multiracial 3% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 15% 14%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is doing great in this school. He feels challenged and the teachers are caring and helpful. This school is improving all the time!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is most concerened with testing their children to get out from under federal restructuring. There is no rigor in the academics for bright children. The math program is laughable and parent involvement is lacking.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is amazing! All the faculty staff and teachers take the time to get to know students in an intimate personal relationship. That mixed with an amazing location in the middle of paradise sets the scene for an amazing and dynamic learning experience.

  • (8 years ago)

    My main concern with KMS is the subtle and numerous ways white kids are excluded and bullied. For this reason many parents have decided to homeschool their children. Also the facilities are decrepit and there are absolutely no programs for GT kids. There are few electives and the concentration seems to be on passing state tests instead of educating the children.

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