Eighty-four percent of third-graders at Lanikai Elementary — a charter school — exceeded reading benchmarks, the highest percentage for any grade in any school in the state. Fourth-graders at Momilani Elementary in Pearl City and third-graders at Mililani Ike Elementary were not far behind, with 79 percent and 77 percent scoring “exceeds,” respectively.
Another charter school, Kawaikini in Lihue, was also responsible for the highest percentage of students in one grade scoring “well below” proficiency in reading: 55 percent of fifth-graders. (The score are well below, approaches, meets and exceeds.)
The Aiea-Moanalua-Radford and Kailua-Kalaheo complex areas tied for the highest percentages of students “exceeding” the expectations for reading: 35 percent. Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt was neck-and-neck, with 34 percent of its students scoring above the “exceeds” benchmark.
Of all 15 complex areas, the Nanakuli-Waianae area had the highest percentage of students performing “well below” proficiency benchmarks in reading for all grades, at 22 percent. Most other complex areas hovered between 7 and 12 percent. Charter schools, which for the purposes of this report are lumped together like a complex area, had 10 percent “well below.”
Eighth-graders at charter school Kua o ka La in Pahoa did the worst in math, with 77 percent scoring “well below” proficiency and none exceeding.
Sixth-graders at Enchanted Lake Elementary on the Windward side of Oahu outperformed all other schools in math, with 58 percent earning “exceeds” scores on the assessment.
In terms of complex areas, Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt was the shining star in math, with 21 percent of complex area students earning “exceeds” scores.
The Nanakuli-Waianae area had the highest percentage of students scoring “well below” the benchmarks: 31 percent. The next lowest was Hana-Lahainaluna-Lanai-Molokai, at 25 percent.
Nearly all of the fourth-graders at Kula Kaiapuni O Anuenue, a Hawaiian Language Immersion Program school, fell “well below” the science benchmark: 92 percent. Three of the four bottom-performing schools in science were Hawaiian Language Immersion schools. The other was Olomana High and Intermediate, an alternative-education school for at-risk students.
Fourth-graders at Hahaione Elementary School in the Kaiser Complex had the highest “exceeds” rate of any group at any school on the science portion of the assessment: 38 percent.
Of all the complex areas, the Leilehua-Mililani-Waialua and Farrington-Kaiser-Kalani had the highest percentage of students “exceeding” the science benchmarks.
The Nanakuli-Waianae complex area had the highest percentage of students scoring “well below” on the science portion.
Again, there’s a lot of data in this document to mine. How did your school do, and what else would you like to learn from the school-by-school results?
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