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Kaumualii Elementary shines

LIHUE – King Kaumualii Elementary is one of the top 5 percent of schools in the state of Hawaii in the Department of Educations Strive HI Performance System. It is the first time the school has been among the schools receiving the honor and $15,000 earmarked for each school. 

The award to 15 Hawaii elementary schools is being given to schools that demonstrated significant success or improvements in the 2013-14 school year. Schools are measured on a variety of performance metrics such as student achievement, growth, chronic absenteeism, and other key success indicators – with a focus on college- and career-readiness.

“We are particularly excited to acknowledge this year’s Recognition Schools,” said Deputy Superintendent Ronn Nozoe. “Their success demonstrates what’s possible when an entire school community works together toward a common goal of student success.”

Fourteen schools received $15,000 each for High Performance; and Kaelepulu Elementary in Kailua, Oahu was awarded $20,000 for High Performance and High Progress.

Award funds must support initiatives to sustain success aligned with their school academic plans, such as professional development, investments in technology and science lab equipment.

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