Kihei Public Charter School is located in Kihei, HI and is one of 288 schools in Hawaii Department Of Education School District. It is a charter school that serves 507 students in grades PK-12.
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.
Kihei Public Charter School did not make AYP in 2011. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Hawaii in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Kihei Public Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.
two years ago my son was going to drop out of the local public high school, flunked a grade and had no interest in college. Because of the program and staff at Kihei Charter, he is carrying a 4.0 gpa, has a professional career chosen, and is already knocking out his college prerequisite classes, at no cost to him, which is a program offered at the school. He is up each day and looks forward to school and never misses a day. My daughter has just started the program at the middle school and in her second semester is carrying a 4.0 and interested in becoming an attorney when there was no interest in school before. What so many parents do not know is that the school does not charge money for giving an education to our children, that the teacher to child ratio is high and they really care about each child and no child is overlooked. This school has given my children the gift of an excellent education and a much better chance for obtaining the most successful future possible as they encourage and motivate them to becoming a resourceful and independent adult. What more can you ask for your children?
Kihei Charter has truly furthered my sons ability to become a more successful adult. Two years ago he flunked a year at a large public school and saw no reason for becoming educated. I talked him into trying this Charter School and within the first week I no longer had to force him out of bed for school and he stated he actually enjoyed his new school. He ultimately received acknowledgement for his improved scholastic s at the end of the year and now into his second year at Kihei Charter he is acknowledging a 3.85 GPA and has plans to attend College to facilitate his chosen career. The teachers truly care about the students and teacher to student ratio allows one on one learning. All staff have the bigger picture in mind encouraging independent work and necessary skills they will need to use as adults. My son is in advanced level classes and will begin taking 1st year college classes for free to begin "knocking off" his college prerequisites this year and in his senior year. Kihei Charter provides this program to keep their educational costs down and begin the process toward a more secure future by obtaining a degree sooner. My daughter began classes at the middle school this year and I am confident that both my children will receive proper educations and direction toward college, which will allow them to become more successful adults.
by a Parent
on Sep 26, 2011
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In 2011, Kihei Public Charter School had 20% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Hawaii had 47% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
The Hawaii Department of Education spends $12,350 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 63% on instruction, 32% on support services, 5% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about Hawaii Department of Education District
In 2011, Kihei Public Charter School had 19 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Hawaii average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.