4886 Kawaihau Rd
Kapaa, HI 96746
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Kapaa Elementary School serves 928 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Hawaii state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 88% (majority Asian).

Top Rankings

Kapaa Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Hawaii for:

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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 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
928 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
59 teachers
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School Rankings

Kapaa Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 289 schools in Hawaii (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
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 Data
This School
State Level (HI)
Overall Testing Rank
#205 out of 289 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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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
10%
12%
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Hawaiian
27%
29%
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Two or more races
27%
14%
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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 Score
0.78
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
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
12%
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.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, HI Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   7/5/2021
One of the best schools on the island, the staff is amazing and is highly recommended.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Isaac more
3   12/27/2018
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.
- Posted by Parent - Concerned parent

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 928 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in HI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.78 (Top 20%)

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