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Maemae Elementary School

11 reviews
319 Wyllie St
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 595-5400

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Maemae Elementary School
Based on data from the 2017 school year

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I have 2 children who go to this school. They love their school. The school spirit and vibrant culture is to be admired. The principal and admin here are the best in the state. Just walking around campus, you can feel the aloha they have on campus. There is also a great feeling of security for the children because the VP and Principal walk around campus. They even greet the students in the morning by opening up car doors. Everyone that I have ever encountered at this school are efficient, helpful and knowledgeable. The teachers are genuine and committed to help all children no matter what their level. They have many programs and innovative advances in technology that help them stay on top of educating our Keiki. The students are inspired to work hard and learn everyday because they see good examples by the hard working adults who surround them. I could write a book about how great and supportive this school is. If your child is so lucky to attend this school, you will be impressed year after year. It just gets better and better as your child gets older. It's no wonder why everyone wants their child to go here. If you want your child to have opportunity and thrive in school, then send them to Ma'ema'e.
Posted by a parent on 12/11/2017
This school needs an overhaul. The current admin thinks they know whats going on in the school but they dont. Teachers are not required to document any occurences. A child can be bullied for years and the staff doesnt know or proof. The curtent counselor isnt really a counselor. He is clueless. Office staff is rude so i assume they are rude to the kids. No documentarion goes into individual childs folder in the office. Parents be warned. If you want to sue the school, now is a good time. Admin cant defend themselves.
Posted by a parent on 8/17/2014
**CAVEAT - I do not have any children that go here, and I went to Maemae 40 years ago. I read all the reviews here, and it seems that the school has changed a lot in terms of philosophy and education structure. I was placed by into an independent advanced math study program by the teachers. I was also put into an independent English study program for the exact opposite reason. I think the teachers were very aggressive in having me not fall behind in certain areas, and having me excel in my best areas. Regarding fundraising, my mom was the one that used to make 300 bottles of kimchee from scratch as a fundraiser and donation on Family Night for the school. Although she worked fulltime at two jobs, my mom still did many fundraising activities for the school without complaint. I don't exactly know what the PTSA activities are like now, and if they are pushing it too much. If there is too much emphasis now on test scores and fundraising, then I can agree with some of the negative reviews. I did visit the office last year, and I felt it wasn't run as well as before. Is the curriculum is different now? Back then, pottery, art, music, dancing, geography, geology were standard.
Posted by a community member on 5/15/2013
Good school. Happy with teaching staff, safety, cleanliness. If you are in the district, you have lucked out not having to pay tuition for a school with such quality teachers.
Posted by a parent on 7/18/2012
My daughter has since left Maemae and is now in her second year of middle school. She entered kindergarten at 4 since she was late born and had a hard time at the start. Through her great teachers, she caught up and is an honor roll student in middle school. She had a great experience in this school and I totally commend Maemae for prepping her to be independent thinker.
Posted by a parent on 8/28/2011

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Honolulu schools - Maemae Elementary School is located at 319 Wyllie St, Honolulu HI 96817. Maemae Elementary School is in the Hawaii Department Of Education. Maemae Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK-6.

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