Ernest Bowen DeSilva Elementary

​​​​About this school

At deSilva Elementary, the school community has embraced the school’s vision of “excellence in education." Teachers and support staff work diligently to ensure an upward achievement trend continues. deSilva Elementary is extremely fortunate to have an active and highly supportive Parent Teacher Student Association and a School Community Council that has supported improvement by participating in and endorsing the development of the school's academic and financial plan.

In 2014, the school was honored with the prestigious National Blue Ribbon​ award.

Academic Plan & Financial Plan

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PRIOR REPORTS:  2017-18 Report  2016-17 Report  |  2015-16 Report​  2014-15 Report  |  2013-14 Report​  |  2012-13 Report

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School Info

Official School Name:
Ernest Bowen DeSilva Elementary

Principal:
Dennis O'Brien
Dennis.O'Brien@k12.hi.us

Address:
278 Ainako Avenue
Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Phone:
808-974-4855

Fax:
808-974-4858

Website:
de Silva Elementary

School Type:
Elementary School

Grade Levels:
kindergarten; 1st grade; 2nd grade; 3rd grade; 4th grade; 5th grade; 6th grade