Kainalu Elementary School

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165 Kaiholu St

Kailua, HI 96734

(808) 266-7835

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Grades: PK - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 510

Students Per Teacher: 12

Parent Reviews

31 Parent Reviews for Kainalu Elementary School

This is by far the best school I've ever seen! I find that every staff member here puts the children first. They are always happy and smiling and they stop at nothing to ensure ALL KIDS have exactly what they need to flourish! The school has different events almost weekly that are fun for the whole family ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/15/14

My children have attended Kainalu for the past 4 years. Caring teachers surround them, holding the children s well being as the most important aspect of learning. Thru collaboration with ` ina in Schools, each grade level has curricula that relates the garden to food, science, culture, art, story telling, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/20/14

Both of my children attend Kainalu and we couldn't be happier! The teachers, staff, PTA, and volunteers go the extra mile to ensure high quality learning and a positive community.

Posted by a parent on 05/17/14

Our daughter has been at Kainalu Elementary for her entire elementary school career. She will be graduating from the 6th grade in a couple of weeks. We will truly miss this school that has provided so many opportunities for her to learn so much! Kainalu has a wonderful GT program, and our daughter participated ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/13/14

Kainalu Elementary School - great, small town school with passionate principal, spectacular tech club, garden club, PTA, etc.

Posted by a parent on 05/13/14

Kainalu Elementary Great for the first 4 years with encouraging and supportive teaching. Wonderful extracurriculars & opportunities for the students to shine & develop confidence. Final 2 years seem bent on destroying all that was gained with badgering, bullying, and repression. A sense of humor, ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 04/29/14

My daughter attended Kainalu for Kindergarten and is now in first grade, and we are happy with the school. We're a military family here for three years and researched the few pockets of good public schools in Oahu. We chose to live in Kailua because of this and love Kainalu. My daughter had classes ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/25/13

We are a military family and had heard negative reports about Hawaii's public schools. Nothing could be further from the truth at Kainalu. We absolutely love this school. The curriculum is the most challenging our kids (4th and 5th grade) have ever had. We have seen no teaching to standardized tests ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/15/12

Exceeded my expectations for my two boys. Between the two of them, we experienced K - 3 and I would recommend this elementary school over other area schools based on my experiences. Approachable & professional teachers along with a dedicated support staff allow this school to bust the myth regarding ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/29/12

I have two kids that go to Kainalu and they love it. So do I. The curriculum is strong, there are lots of extra curricular and other activities that keep the families involved with the school in a fun and informative way. The student body is great as well, a lot of good, nice, smart kids with good ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/17/12

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Test scores for Kainalu Elementary School

HSA* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2010
Kainalu Elementary School
Hawaii Department Of Education
* In 2009-2010 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, which means it 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.

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Kailua schools — Kainalu Elementary School is located at 165 Kaiholu St, Kailua HI 96734. 165 Kaiholu St is in the 96734 ZIP code in Kailua, HI The school district for Kainalu Elementary School is the Hawaii Department Of Education. Kainalu Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 6.
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