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Pahoa Elementary School
153030 Puna Rd
Pahoa, HI 96778
(808) 965-2141
public | PK-6 & ungraded
County: Hawaii


  Students Getting Free LunchYear
7/24/2012teacherEducators at Pahoa El. are and have always been , innovators in education. We've been rewarded for our pioneering spirit over and over again. This past school year we were able to once again able to get out of negative NCLB status and are considered a school in good standing. We are innovative educational professionals who demand three things. 1) What's best for our students 2) What's best for our profession & 3) What's best for our community. During these tough times the faculty and staff at Pahoa El. continue to strive for excellence and to create an amazing learning environment for our students.
7/24/2012teacherBeing a member of the Pahoa school community has been a rewarding and fullfilling experience. We are have the highest population in the state of students on the free/reduce lunch program. Many of our parents do not have jobs or cars so most of our students (over 80%) ride the school bus. The counselors' work hard with the teachers to improve student attendance and to monitor student behavior. The administration and support staff co-work with the teachers to support student learning. For the past three years this school has met the state's math and reading goals keeping the school out of the "restructuring" status. I often ask what the Pahoa Elementary faculty are doing in the classroom that has helped to improve these scores. All that comes to mind is that the educators are remembering to teach with compassion & empathy when working with students and families of poverty. This will be my third year working at Pahoa Elementary School and am reminded everyday by the young students, that I am making a difference and appreciated for all I do.
9/14/2010parentMy son's ages 6 & 8 were enrolled in Pahoa Elementary last year. My 8 year old that normally loves going to school, and learning dreaded going to school ...His teacher was mean, and from the sounds of it racist. The kids are rough & tough and I simply do not want my children subjected to those types of behaviors ...We had such a bad experience with this school that we are homeschooling our children.
9/8/2010parentI am the mother of a 7 year old girl. That I had to pull out of Pahoa Elem because she was constantly being bullied there. Pahoa Elem often let me down by not telling me when the attacks were happening. On August 26th I received a call from the office stating my child had missed the bus because she was goofing off with her friends. Turns out the real reason was because she had been assaulted by a boy that had earlier assaulted her this year. She missed the bus because she was in a conference at the school. Administration is more interested in blaming the victim than taking responsibility, and I had to put in a call to the district office to geet them to even talk to me about the incident. In my opinion the reviews dated July 23 are not real.
7/23/2010parentTeachers put in a lot of their own time and money and treat everyone as family. There is a new commitment to reading and math and it shows in my son.:)
7/23/2010parentmy son is going into grade one. his teacher that he had for kindergarden was amazing. he is already doing math and reading with great proficiency. I appreciate their commitment to always do better.
2/21/2008parentHeavy handed administration - inflexible.

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