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Iroquois Point Elementary School

11 reviews
5553 Cormorant Ave
Ewa Beach, HI 96706
(808) 499-6500

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Iroquois Point Elementary School
Based on data from the 2017 school year

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I would say that Iroquois Elementary School is meeting the needs of my son's academic learning and development. He has been thriving since he's been here, and his peers and teachers have been supportive of him, consistently so. I appreciate all who have contributed to the school's positive mission and values.
Posted by a parent on 1/18/2019
Our family moved to Oahu over the summer and enrolled our 6th grader into IPES. We did our homework and picked an area to live that seemed to have better rated schools on the island. However, we quickly came to realize that even though IPES is rated above average by Hawaii standards, it falls far below average of mainland schools. Some examples; my daughter's 6th grade class began reading Because of Winn Dixie (a 3rd grade rated book) which is a book our daughter previously read with her 3rd grade class in San Diego, she spent the first semester relearning math that she learned in 5th grade. Assessments are only given by commuter, no running record. When our daughter was assessed on reading, her phonics came back as being at a kindergarten level. Assessments were given the first week of school and we weren't notified of this until two months into the school year at the parent teacher conference. When we were shocked by that considering her strongest subject is usually reading and writing, her teacher admitted that she had not looked at our daughter's previous year report card nor contacted us to inquire about why there may be very low assessment results. Another issue we had with the curriculum is that a lot is taught to the kids by outside websites. That is largely ok since learning is moving more tech savvy, but not all of the websites were age appropriate and had much too mature content for a 6th grader. I know that we are not the only family who was having issues with the school. Our neighbors also recently pulled their kids out and opted to home school. They also recently move here from the mainland. Granted, we have had a rough start to the school year, but if you do choose to enroll your kids here I highly recommend Makua, the Hawaiian Studies and Hula teacher. He has sparked a passion and joy of leaning Hawaiian culture in our daughter and I will always be grateful to him for that. As for us, we have moved our daughter mid-year to a private school before she fell too far behind...and now we see why private schools are so prevalent in Hawaii. Pun intended, lesson learned.
Posted by a parent on 1/7/2019
This school is a farce. If you have a child with even a mild learning disability I would look elsewhere. I will say that our experience is with 3rd grade and up (with multiple children) but do not let that fool you. Many teachers are moved to different grades each year. They only do what they are minimally required to do and many teachers my children had just seem to not really care. This attitude of complacency is throughout. As I look back on my children's experience at this school I can see that the good teachers left and those that remain behind are baseline at best. Yes there are exceptions to that rule, for instance, Mr. Kamiya who teaches fourth grade is a wonderful example of what a teacher should represent. The teacher helpers are often just as bad and have no idea how to help children with their work. One older woman (who seems to have no knowledge with working with children with learning disabilities) took it upon herself to help my child and what she did undermined everything my child had been working on. The only thing this school has going for it is its school schedule. It is not on a track schedule like the other schools in the area.
Posted by a parent on 2/10/2017
This school is a complete joke. A 7 really? Express your opinions to a teacher and you put a target on your child's back for the rest of the year. Everytime I have walked into the " Health Room" they are both doing nothing but playing on their phones and they acted as if I'm disturbing them. Can't wait to pull my child got this poor excuse for a school
Posted by a community member on 12/21/2016
I have been very happy with the experience my children and I have had at Iroquois Point. There was a hard transition when we got a new principal, Mrs. Reed. I feel that the vision she has for the school is great and she is really involved in making every kid feel like they count. There are a ton of opportunities to volunteer and help out the school. Both in the classroom and in the PTA. The staff in the office is not friendly but don't let that scare you away. The teachers are fantastic! The school has a strong after school program. My children dance in the Hula and we love it. We really feel like we are getting the "Hawaiian" experience. This school offers Hawaiian studies to all the grades. That is something you will not find in most of the local schools. I am also very happy with the IB program. My kids have learned so many extra things because of it. I would not hesitate to recommend this school to a friend and I am so happy that my children attend here.
Posted by a parent on 4/24/2014

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Ewa Beach schools - Iroquois Point Elementary School is located at 5553 Cormorant Ave, Ewa Beach HI 96706. Iroquois Point Elementary School is in the Hawaii Department Of Education. Iroquois Point Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK-6.

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