About this website
HawaiiPublicSchools.org replaced a long-running Department website that had, over the years, become a giant repository of internal and external communications, manuals, reports, contacts and other resources. As part of our educational reform efforts spearheaded by the
Strategic Plan (specifically,
Goal 3C), the Department was charged with building a streamlined digital platform that made accessing key materials and resources easier for all of our audiences: parents/guardians, students, legislators, volunteers, partners, the broader community, and our employees.
To address this, the Department created two websites: A public website at HawaiiPublicSchools.org, which launched July 15, 2013, and a Staff Intranet at intranet.hawaiipublicschools.org, which employees can access from the Staff Login button in the header of this public website. The Staff Intranet launched on January 27, 2014.
The public website is for everyone interested in education in the State of Hawaii. For families with students in the public school system, there's a host of information about academics:
student learning programs,
graduation requirements and more.
Extracurricular activities and
afterschool program options are also available. Quality of life for students and staff in our school communities is a focus of sections including
Our efforts around data use to guide our growth efforts can be found in the
School Data and Reports section, which also contains a host of school-level and state-level reports, from financial to employment to special education. For those interested in learning more about our educational reform efforts that launched in 2010, please
We offer resources to support students and parents —
homework and testing assistance,
online learning opportunities, and access to
support networks for families with various challenges.
Information for people and organizations that want to
volunteer or donate to schools is available. We celebrate their efforts, along with our students, staff and schools, on our
Success Stories section. There are a great many additional resources to be found on this site — we encourage everyone to take a look to learn more about public education in Hawaii. If you're looking for something and can't find it, please contact the Communications and Community Affairs Office: 586-3232, or
firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use this website's
Feedback Form to reach us.
Users of this site should be aware of our
About the Staff Intranet
The Intranet is accessible by authenticated staff via their Employee ID number. It is structured around state offices and Complex Areas, with related resources and communications issued by each. There is also a section for the Six Strategies — the Department's priority systems to ensure that the three goals of the Strategic Plan — Student Success, Staff Success, and Successful Systems of Support — are met. Those strategies are Academic Review Teams, Common Core, Comprehensive Student Support, Formative Instruction & Data Teams, Educator Effectiveness, and Induction & Mentoring. (We encourage everyone to learn more about these efforts: Please view the
Strategic Plan page.) The Six Strategies section of the Intranet provides training resources and feedback channels for staff who are connected to some or all of the strategies.
The Intranet is a secured portal to be able to deploy proprietary and licensed materials to staff without having to authenticate for each — they simply have to log-in to the main site once. Schools also have the ability to submit
FERPA-level data to their Complex Area and state offices securely.
Those interested in the Department's secured information may request access to this information via: