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Molokai’s School Earns High Score in New Report Card

August 20, 2013, 8:53 AM HST
* Updated August 20, 9:31 AM
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Strive HI Goals: An example of a school's goals and annual targets. Image courtesy Hawaiʻi Department of Education.

Strive HI Goals: An example of a school’s goals and annual targets. Image courtesy Hawaiʻi Department of Education.

By Wendy Osher

Molokai’s Maunaloa Elementary school earned high marks in the state’s new report card.

The school was the only one in Maui County to earn high performance classification with 343 points out of a total of 400, under the state’s new Strive HI Performance System.

Maunaloa is among an elite list of schools identified in the “recognition” category, representing the top 5% of schools in the state with the highest-performing and highest growth levels in achievement, graduation rates, and achievement gaps.

On Maui, there were two schools that fell into a “focus” category, requiring a high level of state intervention and involvement.


With just 97 points, ʻĪao Intermediate was among the list of schools that fell into the third tier of performance or “focus” category. The list also included Lahainaluna High School, which was classified as having a large performance gap. Lahainaluna had 184 points with math performance at 34%, and reading performance at 64%.


All other schools in the county received a “continuous improvement” or second tier classification. This is where the majority of schools across the state, 75-85%, were placed. Schools in this category required a low level of state intervention.

Statewide, education officials say more Hawaiʻi public schools students are graduating on time and enrolling in college. The results show the achievement gap has narrowed 12% over the past two years, with the on-time graduation rate at 83%, and college enrollment at 63%, both representing a steady rise over time.

Below is a breakdown of schools within Maui County and how they fared in the new report card findings.


High Schools in Maui County:

  • HP Baldwin: continuous improvement, 227 pts, math proficiency 45%, reading proficiency 62%
  • King Kekaulike HS: continuous improvement, 224 pts, math proficiency 35%, reading proficiency 75%
  • Maui HS: continuous improvement, 220 pts, math proficiency 43%, reading proficiency 63%
  • Lānaʻi High & Elem:  continuous improvement, 205 pts, math proficiency 53%, reading proficiency 59%
  • Molokaʻi High: continuous improvement, 192 pts, math proficiency 32%, reading proficiency 56%
  • Lahainaluna HS: focus, automatic classification as Large Achievement Gap, 184 pts, math proficiency 34%, reading proficiency 64%

Intermediate Schools in Maui County:

  • Lokelani Intermediate: continuous improvement, 217 pts, math proficiency 57%, reading proficiency 74%
  • Molokaʻi Middle: continuous improvement, 200 pts, math proficiency 62%, reading proficiency 64%
  • Kalama Intermediate: continuous improvement, 181 pts, math proficiency 59%, reading proficiency 77%
  • Lahaina Intermedicate: continuous improvement, 165 pts, math proficiency 51%, reading proficiency 65%
  • Maui Waena Intermediate: continuous improvement, 144 pts, math proficiency 61%, reading proficiency 70%
  • ʻĪao Intermediate: focus, 97 pts, math proficiency 40%, reading proficiency 65% ***classification as low performance.

Elementary Schools in Maui County:

  • Maunaloa Elementary: Recognition, 343 pts, math proficiency 71%, reading proficiency 80%, classification high performance.
  • Kīhei Elementary: continuous improvement, 348 pts, math proficiency 78%, reading proficiency 77%
  • Kahului Elementary: continuous improvement, 305 pts, math proficiency 71%, reading proficiency 74%
  • Kaunakakai Elementary: continuous improvement, 275 pts, math proficiency 65%, reading proficiency 70%
  • Kilohana Elementary: continuous improvement, 273 pts, math proficiency 69%, reading proficiency 67%
  • Waiheʻe Elementary: continuous improvement, 267 pts, math proficiency 73%, reading proficiency 81%
  • Lihikai Elementary: continuous improvement, 260 pts, math proficiency 75%, reading proficiency 71%
  • Kamaliʻi Elementary: continuous improvement, 256 pts, math proficiency 76%, reading proficiency 82%
  • Pōmaikaʻi Elementary: continuous improvement, 254 pts, math proficiency 79%, reading proficiency 78%
  • Princess Nahienaena Elem: continuous improvement, 246 pts, math proficiency 59%, reading proficiency 64%
  • Kula Elementary: continuous improvement, 225 pts, math proficiency 76%, reading proficiency 84%
  • Haʻikū Elementary: continuous improvement, 203 pts, math proficiency 72%, reading proficiency 80%
  • King Kamehameha III Elem: continuous improvement, 201 pts, math proficiency 61%, reading proficiency 72%
  • Hāna High & Elementary: continuous improvement, 199 pts, due to a small student population, data is suppressed to protect student privacy.
  • Pāʻia Elementary: continuous improvement, 187 pts, math proficiency 44%, reading proficiency 50%
  • Pukalani Elementary: continuous improvement, 181 pts, math proficiency 72%, reading proficiency 81%
  • Wailuku Elementary: continuous improvement, 168 pts, math proficiency 59%, reading proficiency 69%
  • Makawao Elementary: continuous improvement, 165 pts, math proficiency 69%, reading proficiency 76%
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