School Details

Waimea Elementary School

671225 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kamuela, HI 96743
(808) 887-7636
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 & ungraded 609 students 16 students/teacher (HI avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

72%
66%
74%
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

55%
65%
65%
73%
46%
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

58%
61%
67%
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

About this school

Waimea Elementary School is a public elementary school in Waimea. 609 children attend Waimea Elementary School and are mostly Multiracial, Hispanic, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 66% of the 609 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Waimea Elementary School is 16:1. Waimea Country School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% 8%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 56% 34%
Asian 18% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 34%
White, non-Hispanic 11% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.3% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    It's a good school but it could use some resources to help some of the kids that are falling behind like tutors. As a Parent who works full time and also attends full time school having the extra resources available to my child means a lot and that's just not there. I feel as though my child and many other children I know (according to their parents) are getting lost in the cracks and are falling behind where they should be due to a lack of resources. Please help our school... The communication line between the Principal and the Teachers/Staff could be improved as well as the down line to the parent as well.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is and has been failing for years on state testing. The teachers and staff regularly yell at the children and have poor management skills. I wish I could give them a zero. Worst school my child has ever gone to.

  • (7 years ago)

    They have an excellent reading program.They have good afterschool activities for the students.They offer A+ for students.

  • (10 years ago)

    My kids have been goin to waimea elementary for 3 years now and the love it the also are doing good.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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