Hokulani Elementary School is located between the University of Hawaii-Manoa and the lower Kaimuki business district, in lower area of St. Louis Heights. Situated on 2.2 acres, Hokulani serves approximately 370 students in grades kindergarten through Grade 5. Built in 1958 to address the growing population in urban Kaimuki-Waialae, Hokulani School now attracts approximately 70% of its student population from neighborhoods outside of its school boundary.
The hallmarks of our school are excellent, highly-qualified teachers; a rigorous comprehensive school curriculum; and, a nurturing school culture enabling all students to attain high academic achievement and personal growth. Believing that all children can learn, our school continually strives to enhance its curriculum with enriching and differentiated learning across content areas. We also have partnerships that help us integrate Art with content areas as well.
In 2005 and 2012, the National Blue Ribbon School award was bestowed upon the school in acknowledgement of our students’ excellent academic achievement in reading, math and science. In 2013 as a part of the DOE STRIVE HI Performance System, Hokulani was designated as a School of Recognition representative of the top 5% of schools in the State.
In addition to the four content areas, we also offer instruction and support in Hawaiian Studies, Japanese language and cultural studies, Computer, and Library. Instruction in physical education and Music are currently coordinated by our classroom teachers as well.
Finally, we are actively supported by our parents group, Aikane o Hokulani and encourage you to read about that partnership as well.