15 public schools earn $230,000 for high achievement

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Helemano Elementary School in Wahiawa was one of 15 public schools recognized by the DOE. (Karen A. Iwamoto, Hawaii Army Weekly)

Helemano Elementary School in Wahiawa was one of 15 public schools recognized by the DOE. (Karen A. Iwamoto, Hawaii Army Weekly)

Department of Education
News Release

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) is awarding $230,000 to 15 elementary schools that demonstrated significant success or improvements in the 2013-14 school year.

The schools reached “Recognition” status in the DOE’s Strive HI Performance System, meaning their performance placed them among the top five percent of schools in the state.

Fourteen schools received $15,000 each for High Performance; and Kaelepulu Elementary in Kailua, Oahu, was awarded $20,000 for High Performance and High Progress.

The DOE measures a variety of metrics. (Courtesy chart )

The DOE measures a variety of metrics. (Courtesy chart )

The 15 schools winning Strive HI awards included Helemano, Hickam and Mokapu Elementary schools, with military children. The  list featured schools from five different islands.

“We are particularly excited to acknowledge this year’s Recognition Schools,” said Deputy Superintendent Ronn Nozoe. “Their success demonstrates what’s possible when an entire school community works together toward a common goal of student success. I congratulate all of the administrators, teachers, students and parents in these schools for their dedication and commitment to success.”

The Strive HI Performance System was introduced by the DOE in the 2012-13 school year as its school accountability and improvement system.

Schools are measured on a variety of performance metrics such as student achievement, growth, chronic absenteeism and other key success indicators — with a focus on college and career readiness.

Award funds must support initiatives to sustain success aligned with their school academic plans, such as professional development, investments in technology, musical instruments, science lab equipment and other improvement strategies.

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