Keolu Elementary School

Summary:

Keolu Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Kailua, Hawaii, serving grades PK-6 with a total enrollment of 106 students. The school is part of the Hawaii Department of Education district, which is ranked 1 out of 1 in the state and rated 5 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Keolu Elementary has a more diverse student population compared to some of the nearby schools, with 15.09% White, 24.53% Hispanic, 12.26% Asian, 20.75% Pacific Islander, and 27.36% two or more races. However, the school's test scores are generally lower than the nearby high-performing schools like Kaelepulu Elementary, Maunawili Elementary, and Ka'ohao Public Charter School. In the 2022-2023 school year, Keolu Elementary had 57% proficiency in English Language Arts and 43% proficiency in Mathematics, which are below the state averages. Additionally, the school has a relatively high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 50.94%.

Keolu Elementary's statewide ranking has declined over the years, from ranking 92 out of 196 Hawaii elementary schools in 2012-2013 to 128 out of 195 in 2022-2023, suggesting a potential need for improvement in the school's academic performance. However, the school's small size and low student-teacher ratio of 9.6 could provide opportunities for more personalized attention and support to help improve student outcomes.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 1416 Keolu Dr
       Kailua, HI  96734


(808) 266-7818

District: Hawaii Department of Education

SchoolDigger Rank:
128th of 195 Hawaii Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $24,619 Help


Students who attend Keolu Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Kailua Intermediate School
High:    Kailua High School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.6 Help
Number of students:  106

Racial breakdown:

Two or more races:
27.4%
Hispanic:
24.5%
Pacific Islander:
20.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  50.9% Help


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Compare Details Keolu Elementary School ranks worse than 65.6% of elementary schools in Hawaii. It also ranks 123rd among 181 ranked elementary schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 35.09. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Keolu Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: two or more races (27.4%), Hispanic (24.5%), Pacific Islander (20.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 50.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Keolu Elementary School is 9.6, which is the 5th best among 181 elementary schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Keolu Elementary School is $24,619, which is the 3rd highest among 181 elementary schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Keolu Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Hawaii Department of Education:

SchoolDigger ranks Hawaii Department of Education 1st of 1 Hawaii school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Keolu Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools HI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 26.23 158th 194 18.6%
2007 29.03 149th 192 22.4%
2009 14.80 175th 191 8.4%
2010 17.53 164th 183 10.4%
2011 37.45 137th 191 28.3%
2012 49.35 109th 195 44.1%
2013 53.91 92nd 196 53.1%
2015 49.44 100th 194 48.5%
2016 38.41 128th 195 34.4%
2017 42.35 130th 207 37.2%
2018 43.66 114th 193 40.9%
2019 33.98 130th 196 33.7%
2021 36.34 120th 196 38.8%
2022 53.11 86th 193 55.4%
2023 35.09 128th 195 34.4%
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Data source: test scores: Hawaii State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Keolu Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 89 2 266 6 n/a n/a n/a 0 363
1989 97 3 266 2 1 n/a n/a 0 369
1990 103 0 268 2 1 n/a n/a 0 374
1991 107 0 235 0 0 n/a n/a 0 342
1992 92 1 236 24 0 n/a n/a 0 353
1993 79 1 228 30 2 n/a n/a -1 339
1994 91 1 206 31 2 n/a n/a 0 331
1995 93 3 218 30 2 n/a n/a -1 345
1996 93 3 218 30 2 n/a n/a -1 345
1997 83 1 235 25 1 n/a n/a 3 348
1998 72 1 228 20 1 n/a n/a 0 322
1999 60 1 218 13 0 n/a n/a 0 292
2000 55 2 190 23 0 n/a n/a 0 270
2001 53 2 198 17 0 n/a n/a 0 270
2002 38 0 168 12 2 n/a n/a 0 220
2003 38 0 168 12 2 n/a n/a 0 220
2004 42 3 152 13 0 n/a n/a 0 210
2005 41 2 136 11 2 n/a n/a 0 192
2006 45 2 126 12 1 n/a n/a 0 186
2007 43 2 129 11 1 n/a n/a 0 186
2008 41 2 135 5 1 n/a n/a 0 184
2009 24 4 125 5 0 n/a n/a 0 158
2010 26 3 145 5 5 n/a n/a 0 184
2011 20 4 40 6 3 94 12 0 179
2012 13 3 35 8 3 78 18 0 158
2013 18 0 38 8 1 71 21 0 157
2014 12 0 37 14 1 56 28 0 148
2015 13 0 31 15 0 53 26 0 138
2016 10 2 26 15 0 53 30 0 136
2017 8 1 23 22 0 40 29 0 123
2018 10 0 19 26 0 39 30 0 124
2019 17 0 19 26 0 38 29 0 129
2020 16 0 18 25 0 31 29 0 119
2021 18 0 13 26 0 24 33 0 114
2022 19 0 12 36 0 24 29 0 120
2023 16 0 13 26 0 22 29 0 106

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Keolu Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 363 19.5 18.6 18.7
1989 369 18.0 20.5 12.2
1990 374 19.0 19.6 14.2
1991 342 19.0 18.0 12
1992 353 19.0 18.5 12.5
1993 339 17.5 19.4 14.7
1994 331 18.5 17.9 6.9
1995 345 17.0 20.3 16.2
1996 345 17.0 20.3 16.2
1997 348 20.0 17.4 22.9
1998 322 17.5 18.4 20.2
1999 292 15.0 19.5 40.8
2000 270 14.0 19.3 43.7
2001 270 15.0 18.0 51.9
2002 220 14.0 15.7 45.9
2003 220 14.0 15.7 45.9
2004 210 16.0 13.1 37.1
2005 192 16.0 12.0 42.2
2006 186 14.0 13.3 41.9
2007 186 16.0 11.6 39.8
2008 184 16.0 11.5 37.5
2009 158 14.0 11.3 41.8
2010 184 13.0 14.1 41.8
2011 179 13.0 13.7 57
2012 158 13.0 12.1 57.6
2013 157 11.0 14.2 63.7
2014 148 10.0 14.8 60.8
2015 138 8.0 17.2 56.5
2016 136 8.0 17.0 66.9
2017 123 8.0 15.3 55.3
2018 124 8.0 15.5 59.7
2019 129 9.0 14.3 57.4
2020 119 9.0 13.2 52.9
2021 114 8.0 14.2 59.6
2022 120 8.0 15.0 49.2
2023 106 11.0 9.6 50.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Keolu Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 363 19.5 18.6 18.7
1989 369 18.0 20.5 12.2
1990 374 19.0 19.6 14.2
1991 342 19.0 18.0 12
1992 353 19.0 18.5 12.5
1993 339 17.5 19.4 14.7
1994 331 18.5 17.9 6.9
1995 345 17.0 20.3 16.2
1996 345 17.0 20.3 16.2
1997 348 20.0 17.4 22.9
1998 322 17.5 18.4 20.2
1999 292 15.0 19.5 40.8
2000 270 14.0 19.3 43.7
2001 270 15.0 18.0 51.9
2002 220 14.0 15.7 45.9
2003 220 14.0 15.7 45.9
2004 210 16.0 13.1 37.1
2005 192 16.0 12.0 42.2
2006 186 14.0 13.3 41.9
2007 186 16.0 11.6 39.8
2008 184 16.0 11.5 37.5
2009 158 14.0 11.3 41.8
2010 184 13.0 14.1 41.8
2011 179 13.0 13.7 57
2012 158 13.0 12.1 57.6
2013 157 11.0 14.2 63.7
2014 148 10.0 14.8 60.8
2015 138 8.0 17.2 56.5
2016 136 8.0 17.0 66.9
2017 123 8.0 15.3 55.3
2018 124 8.0 15.5 59.7
2019 129 9.0 14.3 57.4
2020 119 9.0 13.2 52.9
2021 114 8.0 14.2 59.6
2022 120 8.0 15.0 49.2
2023 106 11.0 9.6 50.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Keolu Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $3,799 (15.4%) $20,820 (84.6%) $24,619

Data source: Hawaii Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Keolu Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 130th of 196 Elementary schoolsRanks 128th of 195 Elementary schools
 0.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade English Language Arts (Keolu Elementary School)3960
 21%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5755
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Keolu Elementary School)3933
 6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4444
6th Grade English Language Arts (Keolu Elementary School)4044
 4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5351
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Keolu Elementary School)3528
 7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4139
 2%
All Grades English Language Arts (Keolu Elementary School)4857
 9%
All Grades Mathematics (Keolu Elementary School)3743
 6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students129106
 17.8%
African American00
American Indian00
Asian1913
 31.6%
Hispanic2626
Pacific Islander3822
 42.1%
White1716
 5.9%
Two or More Races2929
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients57.4%50.9%
 6.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Keolu Elementary School

Keolu Elementary School ranks 128th of 195 Hawaii elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 106 students attended Keolu Elementary School.

Students who attend Keolu Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Kailua Intermediate School
High : Kailua High School

Students at Keolu Elementary School are 27% Two or more races, 25% Hispanic, 21% Pacific Islander, 15% White, 12% Asian.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Hawaii State Department of Education.

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