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About This School

Samuel Enoka Kalama Intermediate School is a public middle school in Makawao. 843 children attend Samuel Enoka Kalama Intermediate School and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Hispanic. 49% of the 843 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Samuel Enoka Kalama Intermediate School is 16:1. Montessori School of Maui is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 62% 73%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 42% %
Hispanic 4% 5%
Multiracial 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 29% 19%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.6%
Asian 17% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 42%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    As a former teacher and grandparent of five I find Kalama Intermediate to be a fine school with exceptional teachers. Every teacher my grandsons have had has given 100% of their time and efforts towards helping them be successful students. I am grateful to have such a school in our community.

  • (1 year ago)

    My kids here were confronted with constant bullying and were Exposed to various drugs while attending this school. Many teachers here are racist - favoring those who are like them. We found that Teachers are more concerned about an inappropriate ring tone or missing book than the "D" or "F" a child has at the time. Fights break out regularly between students and between students and teachers. When a police officer has to be stationed there daily you know it can't be good. I pulled my older daughter out and was happy to commute an extra 30 miles a day for her not to be at this school. My younger daughter stuck it out and was much happier to be in the nearby high school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Samuel Enoka Kalama Intermediate School has been a great transitioning school from elementary to high school thus far for my 6th grader. All of the teachers help build each individual students character and morale. The teachers are experienced patient and help guide every student fort heir own success.

  • (1 year ago)

    All my sons teachers are very knowledgable and helpful to all who want to learn and some who may need a nudge.

  • (3 years ago)

    The school gives weekly assessment of the student.

  • (3 years ago)

    My boys have had a great learning experience!

  • (3 years ago)

    The principle and vice principle along with much of the staff are sincere in their efforts to see students succeed in our public school going beyond the call of duty. I am a grateful parent!

  • (3 years ago)

    Love this school and faculty!

  • (3 years ago)

    My child loves schoo! If it weren't for the awesome staff and teachers at Kalama his experience of Middle School would not be as memorable. Kalama Intermediate (as we call it) has exceeded my expectations. They deserve recognition and this money! The teachers have always been there for me as a parent I really appreciate that. My son has ADD and they have been very attentive to my childs' needs. We have been blessed with 6 GREAT teachers. Money can't by happiness but it sure would help meet the needs of all students with or with out a disablity. Thank you for the opportunity to improve our school. Mahalo Nui Loa!

  • (3 years ago)

    The educators genuinely care about the students and are innovative in their teaching methods in light of their limited resources. There is a mutual respect among the students teachers and parents.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son has made a lot of friends there and his grades are improving!

  • (3 years ago)

    its a good school community.

  • (3 years ago)

    We have the best intermediate school on Maui! Our staff cares so much for all the students and each other. I have worked at all but tow schools on Maui and this is the most loving caring school I have worked for

  • (3 years ago)

    There are great things happening at Kalama. Children are participating in great learning activities and applying higher-level thinking skills in class and beyond.

  • (4 years ago)

    It is not very challenging and there are quite a few fights. But if you can get into the advanced classes and don't get into trouble it can be a good experience.

  • (5 years ago)

    Last year we switched from Seabury to Kalama for grade 7. Although the kids can be tougher the curiculum was much more challenging and electives had more variety. I'm happy to transfer and really like the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am so happy that I chose to go to Kalama! The school is fantastic despite it's reputation. Honestly we get all these bad reviews just because some kids got into a fight. Why blame the 900+ students when you can blame the bullies there? The teachers faculty and staff are awesome. The work gets challenging over the years. However I feel the school needs more discipline as the planning room just doesn't seem to cut it for these imature students. The Honors classes are great especially because I can be with people of my own kind! THANK YOU S.E. Kalama!

  • (5 years ago)

    Last year my daughter and I tourd several schools. We spoke with administartors looked at campuses and websites and talked at length about the different options. In the end the library facilities the Renaissance Program After school activities Advisory activities and things we heard from her friends who went there convinced my daughter that Kalam was where she wanted to go. We havent been dissapointed.

  • (6 years ago)

    The current school administration 2007/08 school year is making every effort to provide a safe quality learning environment. Just like any other school you have great teachers and some who are ridiculous and seemingly passing time waiting for retirement. Again you have this at any school or work establishment for that matter. Good students and challenging students. Good support for special needs students. Counselors are fabulous and respond very quickly to concerns. Parents need to be involved in their child's education and school no matter where they are. My 7th grader we transfered in from a private school is loving it. By the way he is in honor's classes and the work is challenging. Teachers are very on top of their students when they know the parents are interested in hearing about it. I love how many of the teachers even have their own websitesd with passcodes for students.

  • (7 years ago)

    Kalama School is great! The teachers actually understand what your going through and they try to help you. The work is pretty average if it was any harder then that would make it way too hard.

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