Kahoa Elementary School

7700 Leighton St, Lincoln, NE 68507
(402) 436-1147
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 526 students 15 students/teacher (NE avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA)

In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Lincoln Public Schools average
  • Nebraska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
77%
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96%
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Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA)

In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
99%
93%
90%

School-based, Teacher-led, Assessment and Reporting System (STARS)

In 2008-2009 Nebraska used the School-based Teacher-led Assessment and Reporting System (STARS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 4, 5, 8 and 11 in science. The STARS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Lincoln Public Schools average
  • Nebraska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
79%
75%
97%
83%
79%
74%
67%
68%

Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA)

In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Lincoln Public Schools average
  • Nebraska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kahoa Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lincoln. 526 children attend Kahoa Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 19% of the 526 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Kahoa Elementary School is 15:1. Meadow Lane Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 70%
Multiracial 3% 6%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 44%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Kahoa is an amazing school with an excellent staff. They go above and beyond each day. My children are considered to be high level achievers and gifted. I truly believe it's because of the principal who promotes excellence as well as the staff who get their students to their personal potential. I do not have one ill word to say about this school. From the custodian to the principal they are all top notch.

  • (1 year ago)

    The other reviews surprise me. My daughter attended Kahoa and I was shocked by lack of organization community and diversity. If you are of any race not considered white or a different religion other than christian beware! They sing christian songs in chorus my daughter even had a boy forcing the bible on her on a daily basis the music teacher preached about god too. There is really no diversity and the teachers are lackluster at best. The teachers are terrible at informing parents of events receiving info a day before the event. The students are snobby and rude they boast and brag about all the material items they have so to be a less fortunate child is quite depressing at this institution and they are not at all treated fairly. I wanted to pull my daughter out of this school but it was her 5th grade year and knew she would be done with it soon. I heard lots of great things before I sent my kid there she had friends that attending before she went the reality unfortunately was a horrible disaster I will regret sending my daughter there for a while. Hope this truly helps.

  • (2 years ago)

    Kahoa is amazing academically the teachers are amazing and I know that my children are getting the best education possible. They are going above and beyond when it comes to teaching children and they make sure their education comes first! I wouldn't have my children in any other school!

  • (8 years ago)

    Kahoa school is in a great neighborhood where the kids can play freely on the up to date playground equipment. The PTA is great and everybody puts in their part. Kahoa is know throughout the city to have great staff. There is a P.E. computer art vocal music and instrumental music program. Kahoa is a great place to send your kids.

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