Kapaa Elementary School

  • Kapaa Elementary School serves 928 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Kapaa Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Hawaii for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Hawaii state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 88%.

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School Overview

  • Kapaa Elementary School's student population of 928 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 59 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students928 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Kapaa Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers59 teachers
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Students by Grade This chart display the students of Kapaa Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Kapaa Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 288 schools in Hawaii (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Kapaa Elementary School is 0.78, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.79. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (HI)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#212 out of 288 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Kapaa Elementary School, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Kapaa Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kapaa Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Kapaa Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/an/a
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Kapaa Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Asian
13%
29%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Kapaa Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
23%
14%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Kapaa Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Kapaa Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
White
9%
12%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Kapaa Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
28%
29%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Kapaa Elementary School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
27%
14%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Kapaa Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Kapaa Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in HI.
Diversity Score0.780.79
This chart display the diversity score of Kapaa Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Kapaa Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kapaa Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHawaii Department Of Education School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, HI Dept. of Education

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Kapa''a Elementary is severely overcrowded, the office staff is disinterested in helping families and/or is rude when asked for assistance, and school staff make decisions that impact students without involving parents/guardians.
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