Major General William R Shafter Elementary School

Public PK, KG-6

 2 Fort Shafter
       Honolulu, HI  96819-4895


(808) 832-3560

District: Hawaii Department of Education

SchoolDigger Rank:
23rd of 193 Hawaii Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,290 Help

Students who attend Major General William R Shafter Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Moanalua Middle School
High:    Moanalua High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.8
Number of students:  402

Racial breakdown:

White:
37.8%
Hispanic:
21.6%
Two or more races:
16.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  25.9%

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Compare Details Major General William R Shafter Elementary School ranks better than 88.1% of elementary schools in Hawaii. It also ranks 22nd among 179 ranked elementary schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.96. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Major General William R Shafter Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (37.8%), Hispanic (21.6%), two or more races (16.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 25.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Major General William R Shafter Elementary School is 14.8. 113 elementary schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Major General William R Shafter Elementary School is $16,290. 96 elementary schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Major General William R Shafter Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Major General William R Shafter Elementary School 23rd of 193 Hawaii public elementary schools. (See Major General William R Shafter Elementary School 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 Major General William R Shafter Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools HI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 82.25 21st 194 89.2%
2007 60.48 70th 192 63.5%
2008 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2009 77.47 28th 191 85.3%
2010 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2011 83.13 23rd 191 88.0%
2012 72.72 45th 195 76.9%
2013 67.92 55th 196 71.9%
2015 75.54 43rd 194 77.8%
2016 71.87 47th 195 75.9%
2017 78.59 50th 207 75.8%
2018 80.14 34th 193 82.4%
2019 78.47 39th 196 80.1%
2021 75.19 43rd 196 78.1%
2022 87.96 23rd 193 88.1%

Data source: test scores: Hawaii State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Reviews:
by a parent
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Open Quote The administration is the worst we've encountered in 5 different duty stations. They tell the students one thing, but tel the parents another making it impossible to know which is the lie. Closed three library and cafeteria due to poor decision making but made the children suffer for it, forcing them to eat outside on a tarp while the staff ate in their air conditioner offices. Condoned teachers physically grabbing students for not walking "properly". Made numerous idol threats to students to enforce discipline. Felt it appropriate to change school party venue from Dave and busters to Rumors nightclub without informing any parents. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Open Quote Adminstration doesnt care about military families. Families were lied to . After over 2 yrs at shafter. GE were denied automatically. No exceptions. Doesnt matter they dont care. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, December 17, 2015

Open Quote The school administration does not support military families and is out of touch with their needs. What makes this school great are the Military families not the administration. We make great sacrifices for our country and we only expect a little in return for our families. This is not a personal attack on the administration because they had the authority and opportunity to change the situation which is described below. This is an honest thread that needs to be heard and read. Military families were given an opportunity to move into new housing at Tripler village from old cramped housing (10 mins away but not in this schools zone). The Principal would not allow affected students to remain in the school for the remainder of the tour (1.5years on avg) or grant a geographical exception. This impacted only 10 students. This shows how out of touch the administration is with the needs of the military family. They are not concerned with how often children change schools and the toll that takes on them. The concern is with the current over enrollment of the school, 10 students was not asking much and the situation would have leveled out in less than 2 years. The administration did however allow students to remain until the end of the current year but by the time most families move into new homes, that "generous" offer would equate to 1-2 months most. There is no reason why an exception could not have been made to allow the children to remain until they PCS in less than 2 years. The school servicing Tripler village is also crowded and the student to teacher ratio is about the same. There is no team work or logic with the decision making. Be very cautious when asking for something exceptional with this school administration because they are only concerned with their own agenda. Close Quote


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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Open Quote It's like a private school in a public school setting. Kids excel here and there over 400 students. Staff and principal are very involved. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Open Quote This school is truly a gem. It is small…less than 200 students. The teachers are all highly qualified, caring professionals, who dedicate a tremendous amount of their personal time to classroom preparation. The principal is a truly outstanding leader and gifted administrator who truly cares about the students. The support staff are caring and responsive. Students are greeted by name and feel like valued members of the community. The PTA is active, sponsoring after school events, and the military partner unit assists with events such as Arbor Day and Jump Rope for Heart. Technology and curricula are current. Most classrooms are equipped with interactive white boards and Education City™ software. Shafter is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The school’s No Child Left Behind Status has been “In Good Standing, Unconditional” for the past 7 years. Our child has thrived at this school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Major General William R Shafter Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 177 64 51 21 1 n/a n/a 0 314
1989 189 72 66 28 0 n/a n/a 0 355
1990 187 88 65 24 1 n/a n/a 0 365
1991 183 21 76 89 3 n/a n/a 0 372
1992 184 90 56 21 2 n/a n/a 0 353
1993 167 87 50 27 2 n/a n/a -1 332
1994 174 101 44 26 1 n/a n/a 0 346
1995 216 138 48 18 2 n/a n/a 0 422
1996 216 138 48 18 2 n/a n/a 0 422
1997 182 113 59 16 1 n/a n/a 75 446
1998 172 89 60 23 2 n/a n/a 0 346
1999 146 87 55 22 2 n/a n/a 0 312
2000 165 80 63 25 3 n/a n/a 0 336
2001 175 70 55 26 3 n/a n/a 0 329
2002 96 44 51 26 0 n/a n/a 0 217
2003 96 44 51 26 0 n/a n/a 0 217
2004 100 43 44 27 2 n/a n/a 0 216
2005 94 33 44 23 4 n/a n/a 0 198
2006 111 36 38 26 2 n/a n/a 0 213
2007 121 37 39 20 6 n/a n/a 0 223
2008 90 42 41 23 3 n/a n/a 0 199
2009 59 36 47 29 0 n/a n/a 0 171
2010 62 38 47 19 1 n/a n/a 0 167
2011 64 27 22 28 0 13 30 0 184
2012 121 50 19 34 1 16 36 0 277
2013 186 68 23 58 1 15 60 0 411
2014 200 81 31 78 2 9 66 0 467
2015 223 60 19 101 2 7 60 0 472
2016 213 74 16 115 0 6 58 0 482
2017 230 74 14 130 1 5 45 0 499
2018 218 59 10 114 1 7 62 0 471
2019 192 54 12 90 1 10 64 0 423
2020 183 56 19 87 1 10 68 0 424
2021 133 38 26 75 3 12 66 0 353
2022 152 49 30 87 2 16 66 0 402

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 Major General William R Shafter Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 314 19.5 16.1 6.7
1989 355 17.5 20.2 7.3
1990 365 21.0 17.3 5.8
1991 372 22.0 16.9 4.3
1992 353 22.0 16.0 4.8
1993 332 20.0 16.6 3
1994 346 21.0 16.5 8.7
1995 422 21.0 20.1 5.9
1996 422 21.0 20.1 5.9
1997 446 23.5 19.0 12.4
1998 346 18.5 18.7 8.4
1999 312 18.0 17.3 18.6
2000 336 17.0 19.8 28.3
2001 329 18.5 17.8 24.3
2002 217 16.5 13.2 25.8
2003 217 16.5 13.2 25.8
2004 216 16.0 13.5 16.2
2005 198 15.0 13.2 19.2
2006 213 16.0 13.3 16.9
2007 223 17.0 13.1 19.3
2008 199 17.0 11.7 22.1
2009 171 15.0 11.4 23.4
2010 167 13.0 12.8 12
2011 184 13.0 14.1 17.4
2012 277 16.0 17.3 12.6
2013 411 24.0 17.1 29
2014 467 27.0 17.2 34.5
2015 472 26.0 18.1 33.5
2016 482 26.0 18.5 38.6
2017 499 27.0 18.4 35.9
2018 471 28.0 16.8 33.8
2019 423 29.0 14.5 36.2
2020 424 27.0 15.7 37.7
2021 353 27.0 13.0 30.3
2022 402 27.0 14.8 25.9

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

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Student/Teacher Ratio Major General William R Shafter Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 314 19.5 16.1 6.7
1989 355 17.5 20.2 7.3
1990 365 21.0 17.3 5.8
1991 372 22.0 16.9 4.3
1992 353 22.0 16.0 4.8
1993 332 20.0 16.6 3
1994 346 21.0 16.5 8.7
1995 422 21.0 20.1 5.9
1996 422 21.0 20.1 5.9
1997 446 23.5 19.0 12.4
1998 346 18.5 18.7 8.4
1999 312 18.0 17.3 18.6
2000 336 17.0 19.8 28.3
2001 329 18.5 17.8 24.3
2002 217 16.5 13.2 25.8
2003 217 16.5 13.2 25.8
2004 216 16.0 13.5 16.2
2005 198 15.0 13.2 19.2
2006 213 16.0 13.3 16.9
2007 223 17.0 13.1 19.3
2008 199 17.0 11.7 22.1
2009 171 15.0 11.4 23.4
2010 167 13.0 12.8 12
2011 184 13.0 14.1 17.4
2012 277 16.0 17.3 12.6
2013 411 24.0 17.1 29
2014 467 27.0 17.2 34.5
2015 472 26.0 18.1 33.5
2016 482 26.0 18.5 38.6
2017 499 27.0 18.4 35.9
2018 471 28.0 16.8 33.8
2019 423 29.0 14.5 36.2
2020 424 27.0 15.7 37.7
2021 353 27.0 13.0 30.3
2022 402 27.0 14.8 25.9

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Major General William R Shafter Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $787 (4.8%) $15,503 (95.2%) $16,290

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Major General William R Shafter Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 39th of 196 Elementary schoolsRanks 23rd of 193 Elementary schools
 8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Major General William R Shafter Elementary School)6168
 7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5349
 4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Major General William R Shafter Elementary School)6373
 10%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)5651
 5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Major General William R Shafter Elementary School)8069
 11%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5252
4th Grade Mathematics (Major General William R Shafter Elementary School)8478
 6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4946
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Major General William R Shafter Elementary School)6876
 8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5755
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Major General William R Shafter Elementary School)4768
 21%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4442
 2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Major General William R Shafter Elementary School)8068
 12%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5350
 3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Major General William R Shafter Elementary School)6368
 5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4135
 6%
All Grades Science (Major General William R Shafter Elementary School)8241
 41%
All Grades English Language Arts (Major General William R Shafter Elementary School)7069
 1%
All Grades Mathematics (Major General William R Shafter Elementary School)6571
 6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students423353
 16.5%
African American5438
 29.6%
American Indian13
 200%
Asian1226
 116.7%
Hispanic9075
 16.7%
Pacific Islander1012
 20%
White192133
 30.7%
Two or More Races6466
 3.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients36.2%30.3%
 5.9%




Frequently Asked Questions about Major General William R Shafter Elementary School

Major General William R Shafter Elementary School ranks 23rd of 193 Hawaii elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Major General William R Shafter Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Moanalua Middle School
High : Moanalua High School

In the 2021-22 school year, 402 students attended Major General William R Shafter Elementary School.

Students at Major General William R Shafter Elementary School are 38% White, 22% Hispanic, 16% Two or more races, 12% African American, 7% Asian, 4% Pacific Islander.


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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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