More Hawaii schools make notable gains; join the ranks of the high performers

20-Oct-2015

The Strive HI Performance System provides data to schools and offices to customize supports and interventions where schools need them most. The annual reports provide a snapshot of how schools are doing in achievement, growth, readiness and reducing the achievement gap.

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​​​​​​​​​HONOLULU – The 2014-15 Strive HI Performance System results released by the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) today show an increase in the number of high performing public schools and public charter schools (PCS). Schools are evaluated based on their performance across four indicators: Achievement, Growth, Readiness, and the Achievement Gap.

logo​Seven schools moved to the top-tier "Recognition" status by meeting or exceeding performance targets. Twenty other schools also pulled out of the lower "Focus" tier by improving their index scores and/or reducing their achievement gap by half. "Focus" schools receive targeted resources to turn around persistently low-performing schools.

"Schools are doing an excellent job of looking at all of the different indicators and making strategic changes to make an impact for their students," said Deputy Superintendent Stephen Schatz. "We are especially pleased to see our increases in ACT scores, as it means more and more of our students are prepared for the rigor of college.

Launched in school year 2012-13, Strive HI is Hawaii's locally designed performance system that is a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law, which looked only at reading and math test scores and imposed consequences for schools that fell short of proficiency targets. Strive HI measures school performance and progress, and tailors supports and interventions for improvement. Its more expansive definition of school performance (along with meeting mathematics and English language arts/literacy standards) includes science proficiency, graduation rate, college enrollment, student achievement growth, chronic absenteeism and more.

View the 2014-15 State Snapshot of Strive HI Indicators: bit.ly/StriveHI15snap

Notable items for each indicator:

  • Achievement: In 2014-15, schools transitioned to the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA). Results in English and Math for this year cannot be compared with previous years because of a different assessment. Science proficiency on the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) is holding steady at 41%, with a two-year upward trend (up from 34%).
  • Readiness: 11th grade ACT scores are up 3 points; the two-year trend means 374 more students in this year's graduating class are already ready for college as they complete their senior year.  Elementary schools are holding steady in reducing chronic absenteeism; the two-year trend shows more than 5,700 students are no longer chronically absent from school. Their regular attendance provides them with more valuable learning opportunities to support academic achievement and reinforces the lifelong skill of "showing up" when it counts — whether for school, employment or family responsibilities.
  • Growth: Schools Strive HI reports show how students are faring against other similarly tested students. Reports are posted to school pages (bit.ly/HIDOEfinder) and can be found in the reports database (bit.ly/ReportFinder).
  • Achievement Gap: Like other states, Hawaii is struggling to raise the achievement of high-needs students (English Language Learners, low income, special needs). The goal is to "close the gap" and achieve equity for our high-needs students.

"The data show that as a state our schools are maintaining recent gains, and the Strive HI reports provide important feedback to our schools and the state offices to support our students' success," said Tammi Oyadomari-Chun, Assistant Superintendent, Office of Strategy, Innovation and Performance.

The schools that moved into the top-tier "Recognition" category are:

  • Aliamanu Elementary
  • Kahala Elementary
  • Mililani Waena Elementary
  • Momilani Elementary
  • Pearl City Highlands Elementary
  • Shafter Elementary
  • Voyager PCS (K-8)

Schools that have successfully improved enough to move out of "Focus" and into "Continuous Improvement" are:

  • Baldwin High
  • Castle High
  • Hawaii Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Heeia Elementary
  • Hilo High
  • Iao Intermediate
  • Kahuku Elementary
  • Kaimiloa Elementary
  • Kainalu Elementary
  • Kamakahelei Middle
  • Kaneohe Elementary
  • Kauai High
  • Konawaena Middle
  • Kuhio Elementary
  • Laupahoehoe Community PCS
  • Pearl City Elementary
  • Pearl City High
  • Waiakea Elementary
  • Waianae High
  • West Hawaii Explorations Academy PCS

Below are lists of top performers across indicators in the Strive HI System. Results for schools with small student populations are suppressed to protect student privacy.

​​Outstanding Strive HI Schools (Total possible points: 400)

Momilani Elementary 361
Manoa Elementary 355
Helemano Elementary 352
Mililani Waena Elementary 351
Liholiho Elementary 350
Kahala Elementary 349
E.B. de Silva Elementary 349
Palisades Elementary 348
Pearl Ridge Elementary 347
Hickam Elementary 345
Pearl City Highlands Elementary 341
Waikiki Elementary 341
Voyager PCS (K-8) 341
Aliamanu Elementary 337


Note: There is no Most Improved group for ELA/Literacy and Mathematics achievement —
SBA results cannot be compared with HSA results.

Outstanding Schools in Meeting English Language Arts/Literacy Standard
Statewide: 48%

Kaelepulu Elementary 86%
Noelani Elementary 82%
Waikiki Elementary 82%
Mililani Ike Elementary 81%
Momilani Elementary 81%
Nuuanu Elementary 81%
Roosevelt High 80%
Manoa Elementary 79%
Hickam Elementary 77%
Mililani Mauka Elementary 77%
Moanalua High 77%

Outstanding Schools in Meeting Mathematics Standard
Statewide: 41%

Waikiki Elementary 84%
Momilani Elementary 83%
Noelani Elementary 80%
Hokulani Elementary 78%
Mililani Waena Elementary 78%
Mililani Ike Elementary 77%
Lanikai Elementary PCS 76%
Mililani Mauka Elementary 76%
Hickam Elementary 75%
Nuuanu Elementary 75%

Outstanding Schools in Science Proficiency (HSA)
Statewide: 41%

TOP SCORERS MOST IMPROVED
  2015   2014 2015
Haleiwa Elementary 100% Kailua Elementary 20% 77%
Kaelepulu Elementary 98% Kula Elementary 27% 78%
Waikiki Elementary 98% Haaheo Elementary 18% 69%
Mililani Mauka Elementary 91%

Aliiolani Elementary 22% 67%
Hickam Elementary 89% Honaunau Elementary 20% 56%
Manoa Elementary 89% Puu Kukui Elementary 32% 62%
Noelani Elementary 89% Naalehu Elementary 19% 47%
Pearl City Highlands Elem 88% Kaunakakai Elementary 23% 51%
Lanikai Elementary PCS 87% West HI Explorations 33% 59%
Maunawili Elementary 86% Puuhale Elementary 18% 38%
Palisades Elementary 86% Kaewai Elementary 17% 32%


Outstanding Schools in English Language Arts/Literacy Growth
State median: 50

TOP SCORERS MOST IMPROVED
  2015   2014 2015
Lanakila Elementary 75 SEEQS 13 51
Voyager PCS 74 Kauluwela Elementary 29 61
Farrington High 74 Olomana -- --
King Kaumualii Elementary 73 Farrington High 45 74
Kohala High 72 Puu Kukui Elementary 33 62
Moanalua Middle 72 Roosevelt High 45 72
Pearl City Highlands Elem 72 Kalihi-Uka Elementary 33 60
Roosevelt High 72 Paia Elementary 39 65
Helemano Elementary 71 Kekaha Elementary 35 60
Kilohana Elementary 70 Kailua High 37 58
Kipapa Elementary 70 Ka Umeke Kaeo -- --
Lehua Elementary 70 Paauilo Elem & Int 40 59


Outstanding Schools in Mathematics Growth
State median: 50

TOP SCORERS MOST IMPROVED
  2015   2014 2015
Kanoelani Elementary 80 Roosevelt High 33 74
Momilani Elementary 79 Kekaha Elementary 36 73
Voyager PCS 76 Royal elementary 28 63
Mililani High 75 Puu Kukui Elementary 28 62
Pearl City Elementary 74 Paauilo Elem & Int 36 69
Roosevelt High 74 Ehunuikaimalino -- --
Kekaha Elementary 73 Kapolei Middle 47 73
Likelike Elementary 73 Ka Umeke Kaeo -- --
Aliamanu Elementary 72 Kona Pacific PCS 43 66
Nimitz Elementary 72 Haiku Elementary 41 63


Outstanding Schools in Reducing Chronic Absenteeism
Statewide Elementary Rate: 11%

TOP SCORERS MOST IMPROVED
  2015   2014 2015
Momilani Elementary 2% Pope Elementary 30% 17%
Nimitz Elementary 2% Hauula Elementary 28% 17%
Noelani Elementary 2% Lincoln Elementary 18% 8%
Aikahi Elementary 3% Honowai Elementary 16% 7%
Liholiho Elementary 3% Waiahole Elementary 21% 12%
Maunawili Elementary 3% Likelike Elementary 19% 11%
Nuuanu Elementary 3% Kaahumanu Elementary 15% 9%
Wilson Elementary 3% Parker Elementary 12% 6%
Hickam Elementary 4% Makaha Elementary 31% 26%
Hokulani Elementary 4% Kamalii Elementary 15% 10%
Kaelepulu Elementary 4% Aiea Elementary 17% 12%
Maemae Elementary 4% Solomon Elementary 10% 6%
Mililani Ike Elementary 4% Kamehameha III Elementary 19% 14%
Mililani Mauka Elementary 4%      
Pearl City Highlands Elem 4%      


Outstanding Schools in 8th Grade ACT EXPLORE
Statewide: 50% — students who met state benchmark score of 15 (out of 25)

TOP SCORERS MOST IMPROVED
  2015   2014 2015
Voyager PCS 100% Voyager PCS 47% 100%
Innovations PCS 79% Ka Waihona o ka Naauao -- 34%
Niu Valley Middle 78% Innovations PCS 56% 79%
Kona Pacific PCS 71% Lokelani Intermediate 28% 49%
Kaimuki Middle 69% Volcano School 47% 61%
Mililani Middle 69% Kona Pacific PCS 60% 71%
Moanalua Middle 65% Molokai Middle 38% 46%
Kawananakoa Middle 64% Aiea Intermediate 51% 57%
Waikoloa Elem & Middle 63% Nawahiokalaniopuu Iki -- --
Kailua Intermediate 61% Kamakahelei Middle 50% 54%
Volcano School 61% Waimea Canyon Middle 33% 37%


Outstanding Schools in 11th Grade ACT
Statewide: 39% — students who met state benchmark of 19 composite score

TOP SCORERS MOST IMPROVED
  2015   2014 2015
Kihei Charter School 75% Halau Ku Mana 20% 43%
University Lab School 72% Kihei Charter School 55% 75%
Myron Thompson Academy 69% Pahoa High & Int 11% 31%
Kalani High 60% Molokai High 11% 30%
Kaiser High 59% Lanai High & Elem 19% 36%
Mililani High 58% Maui High 26% 42%
Moanalua High 56% Keaau High 12% 25%
Roosevelt High 51% Waimea High 27% 36%
Hawaii Academy of Arts & Sci 50% Mililani High 50% 58%
Pearl City High 50% Kohala High 23% 31%


Outstanding Schools in Graduation Rate
Statewide: 82% — on-time graduation

TOP SCORERS MOST IMPROVED
  2015   2014 2015
University Lab School 100% Hawaii Tech Academy 44% 65%
Lanai High & Elem 97% West Hawaii Explorations 70% 87%
Moanalua High 95% Olomana -- --
Myron Thompson Academy 95% Hakipuu PCS -- --
Hana High & Elem 94% Kihei Charter School 64% 70%
Mililani High 92% Myron Thompson Academy 88% 95%
Aiea High 90% Ehunuikaimalino -- --
Kalani High 90% Kohala High 82% 88%
Kaiser High 90% Connections PCS 62% 67%
Waimea High 90% Kapaa High 82% 88%


Outstanding Schools in College-Going Rate
Statewide: 62% — 16-month enrollment rate

TOP SCORERS MOST IMPROVED
  2015   2014 2015
University Lab School 91% Kula Aupuni Niihau -- --
Kalani High 85% Ehunuikaimalino -- --
Kaiser High 84% West Hawaii Explorations 41% 61%
Hawaii Tech Academy 82% Hakipuu PCS -- --
Roosevelt High 80% Hawaii Tech Academy 70% 82%
Moanalua High 77% Kealakehe High 39% 51%
Kalaheo High 75% Myron Thompson Academy 50% 62%
Mililani High 75% Hawaii Academy of Arts & Sci 50% 58%
Pearl City High 73% Anuenue -- --
Waiakea High 72% Molokai High 45% 51%


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