Waimalu vs. Waikele Elementary School
Founded in 1847, Pauoa School is one of the state’s oldest schools. It is considered a hidden gem, just minutes from downtown. With 317 students, Pauoa is a small school where students get a lot of personal attention. Its students perform well on statewide tests, giving the school the top academic rank of “in good standing, unconditional.” And they enjoy a well rounded education, with full-time music and technology teachers, plus a part-time PE teacher. The robotics club has gone to the state championship two years running, and won awards for its “research quality” and “core values.”
The mission of Kalihi Uka Elementary School Community is to provide quality curriculum and instruction in a nurturing and safe school environment where students:
1. Critical and Creative Thinking & Problem Solving
3. Global Awareness
Ma`ema`e, clean and pure in the Hawaiian language, is situated in beautiful, historic Nu`uanu Valley. Founded in the late 1800's, Ma`ema`e has grown from a simple three-building facility to its present design with seven buildings that accommodate nearly 645 students from kindergarten through the fifth grade.
Residents from all facets of the community support the school in many ways. The annual Family Fun Night and the Ma`ema`e School Community Council, are examples of people in the community coming together to create an environment that supports learning and growing for all.
The mission of the school is to inspire and support a community of caring, competent, and creative learners by conducting research, encouraging communication, and developing resources. We are committed to make every child a learner and every child a winner!
Kahala School spreads over most of the block across from the south-eastern end of Kahala Mall. Consisting of eleven separated buildings, connected by covered walkways, it is situated in an affluent neighborhood. It sits - a sprawling, flat campus - on the corners of Kilauea and Pahoa Avenues. Red hibiscus hedges grace the edges of the Kilauea Avenue fence while mock orange hedges border the fence along Pahoa Avenue. Towering banyan and monkeypod trees shade the grounds while kukui nut and shower trees separate the classroom buildings. Beds of red ginger are seen throughout the campus.
Mayor John H. Wilson Elementary School is located in Waialae Nui Valley at the foot of the Koolau Mountain Range. It is one of eight schools (six elementary, one middle, and one high) which comprise the Kalani Complex in the Waialae, Kahala, and Kaimuki areas of East Honolulu.
Manoa School was established as one of the first English-speaking schools in Hawaii. Eighteen students attended when the school was opened on October 11, 1854. Located in majestic and historic Manoa Valley, the school today has grades Kindergarten to sixth. It is one of the two valley schools that are part of Roosevelt Complex. The word "Manoa" is a contraction of "Moanoanoa" and means thick or solid, deep as a substance having breadth and depth, like the valley itself.
Built in 1972, Momilani Elementary School (Kindergarten-Grade 6, 400 students) is located at the top of Pearl City in a peaceful setting with a panoramic view stretching from Honolulu, across Pearl Harbor, to Makakilo. Our school population is comprised of students from a predominantly middle socioeconomic background. Approximately 70% of our children enter Momilani through Kindergarten "geographic exceptions” lottery.
E ho ‘omākaukau i nā keiki me ka ho‘olako ‘ana i ka na‘auao kūpono ma ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i ā me ka ‘ōlelo Pelekania i ho‘okahua ‘ia ma ka mo‘omeheu ā me ka mo‘olelo Hawai‘i i hiki iā lākou ke ‘imi na‘auao me ke kūpono ā e lawelawe i kā lākou kaiāulu ā me kā lākou lāhui.
To empower children by providing them a quality education in both Hawaiian and English based on Hawaiian culture and history to enable them to seek knowledge and excellence and contribute to their community and their lāhui.