#1 Elementary School in HI

Kaelepulu Elementary School

530 Keolu Dr, Kailua, HI 96734

How Good is Kaelepulu Elementary School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A- Learning Enviroment
NA School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Kaelepulu Elementary School is a elementary school located in Kailua, Hawaii. Serving grades PK-6, the school has 189 students and a student–teacher ratio of 15 students per teacher.

This school received an overall grade of A+. Compared to other state schools Kaelepulu Elementary School scores are significantly above average. Of elementary schools in the Honolulu County it is ranked 1. Statewide, Kaelepulu Elementary School is ranked 1 for elementary schools.

For our analysis we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. These scores are combined to determine the overall grade. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.


Hawaii standardized test scores, among other data points, are used to calculate the academic score for a school. Kaelepulu Elementary School performs significantly above average compared to other Hawaii elementary schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Source: HI Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent

Learning Enviroment

A school’s learning environment is determined by comparing many factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. Kaelepulu Elementary School received a grade of A- for learning environment. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other elementary schools in Hawaii.

Students : Teacher
HI Avg. 16
Uncertified Teachers
HI Avg. 2%
New Teachers
HI Avg. 11%
Learning Enviroment Grade A-
Student–Teacher Ratio Very Good
Student Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Absenteeism Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Very Good


Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to determine a school’s safety. The safety grade was not calculated for Kaelepulu Elementary School due a lack of reported data.

Safety Grade N/A
In-School Suspensions N/A
Out-of-School Suspensions N/A
Physical Altercations N/A


The demographics of the student body at Kaelepulu Elementary School are summarized below. The demographics of a school are not used as an input when evaluating its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
HI Avg. 10%
Free Lunch
HI Avg. 39%
Econ. Disadvantaged
HI Avg. 49%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 189
Minority Students 143
Diversity Index 71
Students with Disablities 13
Economically Disadvantaged 14%
Limited English Proficiency 4%
Gifted Students 10%


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High Diversity - This award indicates that the student body at a school is among the most racially and ethnically diverse in the nation. Less than 10% of schools qualify for this badge. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is important to recognize those schools with highly diverse student populations.

Compare Nearby Schools

In the table below, the closest schools to Kaelepulu Elementary School are included. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for each of the nearby schools. If you would like a complete list of local schools, visit the Kailua, Hawaii schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Maunawili Elementary School A A A- N/A
2 Keolu Elementary School C C+ D B+
3 Kailua Elementary School B- A- C- C
4 Ka'Ohao Public Charter School A+ A+ B N/A
5 Kainalu Elementary School B A- C+ C

Kaelepulu Elementary School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are enrolled at Kaelepulu Elementary School? 189
  • How good of a school is Kaelepulu Elementary School? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Kaelepulu Elementary School in? The school is located in Honolulu County.
  • How can I contact Kaelepulu Elementary School? The school's number is (808) 266-7811.
  • Where is Kaelepulu Elementary School? 530 Keolu Dr, Kailua, Hawaii 96734

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Maunawili Elementary School
1465 Ulupii St Kailua, HI 96734
Keolu Elementary School
1416 Keolu Dr Kailua, HI 96734
Kailua Elementary School
315 Kuulei Rd Kailua, HI 96734
Ka'Ohao Public Charter School
140 Alala Rd Kailua, HI 96734
Kainalu Elementary School
165 Kaiholu St Kailua, HI 96734