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Hakipuu Learning Center - A Hawaii Pcs

Preschool | Grades 5-11 | Hawaii Department of Education
45720 Keaahala Rd
Kaneohe, HI 96744
(808) 235-9155

About This School

Hakipuu Learning Center - A Hawaii Pcs is located in Kaneohe, HI and is one of 288 schools in Hawaii Department Of Education School District. It is a charter school that serves 71 students in grades 5-11.

Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Hakipuu Learning Center - A Hawaii Pcs's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, Hakipuu Learning Center - A Hawaii Pcs had 9 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Hawaii average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

42% 58%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

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Hakipuu Learning Center - A Hawaii Pcs Reviews


By a Parent on

So unprofessional.

Staff brings kids to work! Since when was that ok?!

By , a Parent on

This school enables students to "own" their learning. Although unconventional, and yes "relaxed", this school prepares students to meet the challenges of not just college but graduate school and beyond! Combining the true spirit of Aloha with truly useful skill building, HLC creates learners, not just students. While there is a thin line between family (ohana) and unprofessional. I know the staff is well meaning and I hope they learn to be more professional. I believe this school is head and shoulders above any other (public or charter) school in Hawaii. Although I believe that it is important to be professional, I know there are far more important factors in education than the ability to send a letter, check a box, or fill out a form.  You will get out of HLC what you put into it.

By a Parent on


By a Parent on

this was the worst school i have ever sent my child to.
they are unorganized and unprofessional.

Reviewed on

This school gives amazing opportunities for cultural education and resourcefulness.  Students have to be self-motivated, though, in order to benefit.  School funding is also a big challenge, and not always as well organized as you would hope.  And there could be a lot more focus on academics... parents have to supplement a lot at home. But for those magical students who are a perfect fit, it is like a Hawaiian Hogwart's. Amazing.

By , a Parent on

I know that this school has drastically changed my nieces outlook on high school.  She has attended since 7th grade and has had the best years so far of her education.  So I only know what I see from her and hear from her.  The project based assignments has brought out her individual and creative side.  She has gained alot of knowledge and hands on experiences by use of the Lo'i.  She really seems to always have some interesting stories to share because she is excited about school.  This school has really been a plus for my niece who before attending Hakipuu had a hard time in public school.

Because of her experience and how she has excelled and turned around her outlook on intermediate and high school, I would like to find out more about the 4th grade program.  I was skeptical about the curriculum but now because of my nieces experience I am not as much. And not skeptical in a negative way, skeptical from change and the unknown.   Can I get more information on the 4th grade program?  My children are currently at Kaneohe Ele.

Thank you,


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