Lanikai Elementary - PCS

Public, Charter K-6

 140 Alala Rd
       Kailua, HI  96734


 (808) 266-7844

District: Hawaii Department Of Education

SchoolDigger Rank:
6th of 195 Hawaii Elementary Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  16.4
Number of students:  328

Racial breakdown:

White:
64.6%
Two or more races:
12.8%
Pacific Islander:
11.3%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  12.8%

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Compare Details In 2016, Lanikai Elementary - PCS ranked better than 96.9% of elementary schools in Hawaii. It also ranked 6th among 177 ranked elementary schools in the Hawaii Department Of Education School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.56. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (64.6%), two or more races (12.8%), Pacific Islander (11.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 12.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lanikai Elementary - PCS is 16.4. 95 elementary schools in the Hawaii Department Of Education School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Lanikai Elementary - PCS employs 20 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

Lanikai Elementary - PCS:

SchoolDigger ranks Lanikai Elementary - PCS 6th of 195 Hawaii public elementary schools. (See Lanikai Elementary - PCS in the ranking list.)

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 Lanikai Elementary - PCS

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools HI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 93.16 8th 194 95.9%
2007 92.13 10th 192 94.8%
2009 87.13 15th 191 92.1%
2010 85.15 19th 183 89.6%
2011 94.23 3rd 191 98.4%
2012 87.72 10th 195 94.9%
2013 88.80 13th 196 93.4%
2015 93.31 8th 193 95.9%
2016 94.56 6th 195 96.9%

Test score data source: test scores: Hawaii Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Test score data source: Hawaii Department of Education

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by a parent
Monday, September 19, 2011

Open Quote My children have been at Lanikai Elementary for two years now and they love it. The teachers and students are truly one-of- a - kind. My husband is in the military and so our children have attended many elementary schools on the mainland including public and private schools and this school is one of the best we have been a part of. Our children love going to school and the small setting allows children to feel welcome. The new principal is very devoted to the children, staff and parents of Lanikai. He wants to make the school the best it can be. My family really enjoys being a part of this great school. Close Quote


by a teacher
Thursday, May 20, 2010

Open Quote With any school, the Principal sets the tone for the school. A good Principal can easily turn around a bad school. Unfortunately, a great school can be undone by a bad Principal. Lanikai was a school of excellence four years ago. The truth is, it no longer is. The current principal is not involved with teachers or students. He refuses to perform classroom observations and relies on his routine 2 minutes in front of each classroom to "assess" his staff. Teachers routinely complain that the principal has "no idea what I am doing in my class". Most of the positive test results and reviews were due to the previous principal, who was excellent. Our current principal is not even qualified to be a DOE principal. Sadly there are some excellent teachers, but without strong leadership, they are fighting a losing battle. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, July 25, 2009

Open Quote Lanikai Elementary has made some aggressive, positive changes in office staff and in administration. Our current principal and school board works tirelessly to effect change for the better. While some changes may be controversial among a small minority of parents and teaching staff, change is essential in creating new learning for the future. Lanikai has excellent teachers who care about kids and many of them have been there for for a long time. Great art, music and Hawaiiana programs! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, May 21, 2009

Open Quote I have always worked hard to keep my child in Lanikai Elementary so that he/she has some stability and a chance at a quality education. However, the changes made by the new principle and his staff have turned what has once a wonderful school in to a chaotic disaster. I would've have pulled my child out early in the school year but transitioning schools is difficult and my child's friends are at Lanikai. The teachers and the aids are supportive and hard-working but seem to be disappearing fast. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, May 21, 2009

Open Quote Lanikai is rated very highly by the state. It was a very good school until about twenty months ago when the previous principal left. Several beloved teachers and office staff have recently been removed, and those who still have their jobs are afraid to speak up for themselves and for our children. In fact, parents who have voiced concerns have experienced retaliation aimed at them or at their children. There are also some discipline problems that are not being addressed because the teachers can not count on being backed up by the principal. As of May 7, 2009, most or all of the teachers still did not have contracts for the 2009-2010 school year. Parents who wanted to know which teachers would be there to teach their children next year were told that it was not appropriate for them to ask. The school does have many good points like an excellent art department and a phenomenal PTA, but the atmosphere that now exists at the school is eroding the morale of the teachers, parents, and students. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Open Quote Lanikai has great families but does not have consistency from year to year with too many new teachers every year, most are good, but have no job security. The principal is not an effective leader and spends more time in controversey, than positive movement of the students, teachers, and staff. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Open Quote We waited on the list to get our children into this school because of the high scores academically and the caring of the teaching staff and the excellent parent networking and aid to the students learning environment. If you want to be involved in your children's education, this is the right place. The only drama created is by those parents who "talk" the ideas, but don't step up to do the help. We are thankful we were accepted here! Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, May 16, 2009

Open Quote Like many other families, we are leaving Lanikai. Too much drama and not enough teaching! Close Quote


Enrollment information for Lanikai Elementary - PCS

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 181 27 84 10 1 n/a n/a 0 303
1989 195 25 78 6 1 n/a n/a 0 305
1990 176 35 70 15 0 n/a n/a 0 296
1991 183 12 68 32 0 n/a n/a 0 295
1992 196 31 60 16 0 n/a n/a 0 303
1993 186 30 57 14 0 n/a n/a 0 287
1994 210 26 61 7 0 n/a n/a 0 304
1995 187 9 71 14 2 n/a n/a n/a 282
1996 187 9 71 14 2 n/a n/a n/a 282
1997 242 8 110 15 2 n/a n/a 0 366
1998 208 6 93 15 2 n/a n/a 0 324
1999 210 4 99 10 1 n/a n/a 0 324
2000 196 5 100 13 4 n/a n/a 0 318
2001 196 4 102 14 2 n/a n/a 0 318
2002 226 1 85 14 1 n/a n/a 0 327
2003 226 1 85 14 1 n/a n/a 0 327
2004 202 3 77 17 4 n/a n/a 0 303
2005 220 6 66 7 5 n/a n/a 0 304
2006 243 10 63 9 6 n/a n/a 0 331
2007 223 5 76 6 3 n/a n/a 0 313
2008 223 3 69 6 3 n/a n/a 0 304
2009 232 5 81 8 3 n/a n/a 0 329
2010 176 0 132 9 2 n/a n/a 0 319
2011 225 6 35 9 5 59 9 0 348
2012 227 7 36 4 4 60 3 0 341
2013 206 1 17 15 0 51 53 0 343
2014 240 0 14 21 0 42 35 0 352
2015 212 0 13 24 0 37 42 0 328

Test score 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 Lanikai Elementary - PCS

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 303 18.0 16.8 19.5
1989 305 16.0 19.0 19.3
1990 296 16.0 18.5 11.1
1991 295 17.0 17.3 6.4
1992 303 16.5 18.3 9.9
1993 287 18.0 15.9 6.6
1994 304 18.5 16.4 7.9
1995 282 17.0 16.6 11.7
1996 282 17.0 16.6 11.7
1997 366 20.5 17.9 11.1
1998 324 21.0 15.4 10.2
1999 324 19.5 16.6 13.9
2000 318 19.5 16.3 17.9
2001 318 23.0 13.8 6.6
2002 327 21.0 15.6 11.0
2003 327 21.0 15.6 11.0
2004 303 21.5 14.1 18.2
2005 304 19.0 16.0 18.4
2006 331 21.5 15.4 15.1
2007 313 22.0 14.2 12.8
2008 304 28.0 10.9 2.0
2009 329 25.5 12.9 12.2
2010 319 22.0 14.5 12.5
2011 348 26.0 13.3 13.8
2012 341 22.0 15.5 13.5
2013 343 22.0 15.5 17.5
2014 352 21.6 16.2 15.9
2015 328 20.0 16.4 12.8

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Lanikai Elementary - PCS

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 303 18.0 16.8 19.5
1989 305 16.0 19.0 19.3
1990 296 16.0 18.5 11.1
1991 295 17.0 17.3 6.4
1992 303 16.5 18.3 9.9
1993 287 18.0 15.9 6.6
1994 304 18.5 16.4 7.9
1995 282 17.0 16.6 11.7
1996 282 17.0 16.6 11.7
1997 366 20.5 17.9 11.1
1998 324 21.0 15.4 10.2
1999 324 19.5 16.6 13.9
2000 318 19.5 16.3 17.9
2001 318 23.0 13.8 6.6
2002 327 21.0 15.6 11.0
2003 327 21.0 15.6 11.0
2004 303 21.5 14.1 18.2
2005 304 19.0 16.0 18.4
2006 331 21.5 15.4 15.1
2007 313 22.0 14.2 12.8
2008 304 28.0 10.9 2.0
2009 329 25.5 12.9 12.2
2010 319 22.0 14.5 12.5
2011 348 26.0 13.3 13.8
2012 341 22.0 15.5 13.5
2013 343 22.0 15.5 17.5
2014 352 21.6 16.2 15.9
2015 328 20.0 16.4 12.8

Test score 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.




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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 Department of Education.

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