School Success Stories

Our public schools are undergoing a transformation — new standards, new support systems, new infrastructure. Read on for the significant progress being realized at our schools.

 

 

Students in transition find pathways to success at Radford Highhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/2017-Radford-CCRI.aspxStudents in transition find pathways to success at Radford HighRadford High is a standout in this year's College and Career Readiness Indicators report. Its students take and pass Advanced Placement (AP) exams, graduate high school and enroll in college at higher rates than the state. A strong team dynamic among staff and outreach with families are catapulting students to new heights. “The students themselves are promoting and compete in a college-going atmosphere on campus,” said Principal James Sunday.string;#11-May-20172017-05-11T10:00:00.0000000Z
Maui Waena, Chiefess Kamakahelei dominate at 2017 Student Television Network Conventionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/2017-STN.aspxMaui Waena, Chiefess Kamakahelei dominate at 2017 Student Television Network ConventionHawaii's public middle and high schools took home 30 awards at the Student Television Network's 2017 Convention in Anaheim, Calif., with the bulk of prizes going to Maui Waena Intermediate and Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle, at seven each. Hawaii's public schools won four 1st place prizes in the national competition.string;#19-Apr-20172017-04-19T10:00:00.0000000Z
Hilo-Waiakea: ‘We’re a K-12 entity, not 13 different schools’http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/CCRI-2016-HW.aspxHilo-Waiakea: ‘We’re a K-12 entity, not 13 different schools’The Hilo-Waiakea Complex Area is a standout in this year's College and Career Readiness Indicators (CCRI) report. Two-year data trends show both high schools among the leaders in boosting readiness through early college, CTE concentrators and major remediation declines. Educational leaders point to a K-12 construct that's beginning to deliver results.string;#30-Mar-20172017-03-30T10:00:00.0000000Z
Kawananakoa Middle celebrates 90th anniversary with the re-opening of its historic auditoriumhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Kawananakoa-Middle-celebrates.aspxKawananakoa Middle celebrates 90th anniversary with the re-opening of its historic auditoriumKawananakoa Middle had a lot to celebrate with the opening of its newly renovated Princess Kawananakoa Auditorium and its 90th anniversary. Hundreds of community members, dignitaries, staff and students, and alumni were on-hand to experience the $15 million state of the art upgrades.string;#28-Feb-20172017-02-28T10:00:00.0000000Z
Jarrett Middle`s ohana delivers extraordinary resultshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/jarrett-strive-HI.aspxJarrett Middle`s ohana delivers extraordinary resultsConventional wisdom would say that Jarrett Middle School should not be doing as well as it is, given the size of its high-needs student population. But it's bucking expectations with a commitment to "Everyone Being Extraordinary." A calm atmosphere and engaging instruction are boosting students to go beyond a year of learning.string;#20-Dec-20162016-12-20T10:00:00.0000000Z
The Kapa‘a Way delivershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Strive-HI-Kapaa.aspxThe Kapa‘a Way deliversPrincipal Daniel Hamada started leading Kapa‘a High in 2010-11, and right out of the gate faced some big challenges, particularly with his freshmen. He put in place a student learning pipeline and supports structure known as The Kapa‘a Way, and encouraged his educators to lead in curriculum and instruction. The effort resulted in a major turnaround for the school. First in a series profiling Strive HI System success stories.string;#15-Nov-20162016-11-15T10:00:00.0000000Z
Kauai, Waimea lead charge in slashing literacy remediationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/literacy.aspxKauai, Waimea lead charge in slashing literacy remediationWith little fanfare and a strong commitment to boosting student literacy, Kauai and Waimea high schools are leading the state in reducing English remediation in college. The Garden Island schools have different approaches but a shared goal of "Literacy in all subjects." They'll share what they've learned and what's working for them at a state literacy conference in December.string;#20-Oct-20162016-10-20T10:00:00.0000000Z
The lifelong lesson behind the Bulldog Buck http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Central-Middle-School.aspxThe lifelong lesson behind the Bulldog Buck There’s a different energy on campus this year at Central Middle School. Principal Anne-Marie Murphy credits the school’s new Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program with helping the students and teachers start the year off on the right foot and on common ground. string;#27-Sep-20162016-09-27T10:00:00.0000000Z
Award-winning program teaches students how to thrive under pressurehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Campbell-AVID-program.aspxAward-winning program teaches students how to thrive under pressureIn 2004, James Campbell High School was the first public school in Hawaii to launch an AVID program. Since then, the school's program has expanded and was recently given the honor of being named an AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction putting it in the top one percent of AVID schools nationwide.string;#07-Sep-20162016-09-07T10:00:00.0000000Z
Creating a safe space for incoming freshmenhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/McKinley-Ignition.aspxCreating a safe space for incoming freshmenInitiatives like McKinley High's Ignition Program provide peer mentoring and support to ensure students succeed in 9th grade, which can be a challenging transition. These efforts statewide are paying off, with numbers of student misconduct offenses and suspensions dropping.string;#29-Aug-20162016-08-29T10:00:00.0000000Z

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