About this school
At the Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind, all faculty are certified teachers of the deaf and use American Sign Language (ASL) to teach a standards- and research-based curriculum.
Teachers and educational aides use ASL as the learning focus in extended learning time as a way to build students’ first language proficiency, which will bridge the English language learning for students. Students are able to participate with Kalani High for Oahu Interscholastic Association sports activities that are not offered at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind.
Transition services are provided to students as they prepare for post- secondary education and/or employment. The residential or dormitory program enables neighbor island students educational access to the school program on Oahu. Neighbor island students are flown home every weekend to maintain close family ties. The school pays for the cost of the homegoing program, including airfare and ground transportation.
The school provides ASL classes to parents at the campus and in rural communities on Oahu. Opportunities for volunteering on campus by parents are strongly promoted.
Video phone numbers:
- Principal Angel Ramos: 808-791-8387
- Vice Principal Steve Laracuente: 808-692-0064
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PRIOR REPORTS: 2015-16 Report
| 2013-14*: 83, Priority School | 2012-13*: 177, Priority School
* results suppressed due to small student population
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