School Details

Kau High & Pahala Elementary School

963150 Pikake St, Pahala, HI 96777
(808) 928-2088
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-12 & ungraded 566 students 12 students/teacher (HI avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

18%
66%
23%
71%

Hawaii State Assessment (HSA)

In 2012-2013 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grade 10 in biology. 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

42%
65%
53%
73%
21%
45%

Hawaii State Assessment (HSA)

In 2012-2013 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grade 10 in biology. 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

41%
61%
76%
72%

Hawaii State Assessment (HSA)

In 2012-2013 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grade 10 in biology. 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

60%
59%
64%
74%

Hawaii State Assessment (HSA)

In 2012-2013 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grade 10 in biology. 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

36%
55%
55%
71%

Hawaii State Assessment (HSA)

In 2012-2013 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grade 10 in biology. 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

33%
59%
56%
73%
10%
29%

Hawaii State Assessment (HSA)

In 2012-2013 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grade 10 in biology. 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

16%
22%
46%
49%
69%

Hawaii State Assessment (HSA)

In 2012-2013 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grade 10 in biology. 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

Kau High & Pahala Elementary School is a public high school in Captain Cook. 566 students go to Kau High & Pahala Elementary School and identify mostly as Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 82% of the 566 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Kau High & Pahala Elementary School is 12:1. Konawaena High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 54% 34%
Asian/Pacific Islander 30% 34%
Asian 30% %
Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 2% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 11% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The registrar Steve is so unbelievably cruel to others! He yells at the teachers and talks down to them. He ALWAYS has some negative comment to express at EVERY faculty meeting. He thinks he is superior to others and it's really getting old. Please be more kind and human-like. Try to avoid him at all costs!

  • (1 year ago)

    Pahala Elementary School is "EXTREMELY" corrupted! The teachers are unbelievably incompetent and a lot of the teachers have their child or relative students in that school and they only care about protecting their own kind instead of looking out for all students! Kids in the school are extremely undisciplined and bullying is a normal procedure for the kids. And naturally the teachers don't care and don't want to be bothered with any inconvenience to their work they only care about getting a paycheck! So for the newcomers beware your child will be subject to horrible bullying and assualts by the existing students and the teachers will not protect your child!

  • (2 years ago)

    When we moved to this district my daughter had been a straight A student all of her life and loved going to school but now? after only having been here not even a whole school year her grades are falling and she hates going to school. She says she is bullied and called names throughout the day because she is white and the staff doesn't seem to be able to control the situation from happening . We are planning on moving so the kids can go back to their old schools.

  • (5 years ago)

    Constant staff turnover high student to teacher ratio lack of textbooks and a high number of unqualified administrators and staff abound here.

  • (5 years ago)

    Most of the teachers are okay; however there isn't a track the bathrooms are unsanitary and the classrooms are unsatisfactory.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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