Focus at Kauai High every year is on a three part partnership; Parents/ Teachers/ Students all working hard to assure our students maximize learning outcomes and are encouraged to grow. Kauai High’s Strive HI results from Spring 2017 indicate that this partnership is working; KHS is #1 statewide in growth for English Scores, #7 statewide for growth in Math scores (there are over two hundred schools in the state of Hawaii). KHS is in the top 15 high schools in the state for graduation rate, for college going rate and for reducing absenteeism (there are 50 high schools). We slightly exceeded the state average for both English and Math percent of student’s proficient. There have also been significant increases in our ACT scores. ACT data indicating the percent of student meeting benchmarks to be successful in college has increased over the past 4 years and in all areas is higher than the state average. Results are posted on our web site Kauaihigh.org. Our supportive parents encourage their children to take school seriously, our dedicated teachers keep students focused not only on graduation but a successful post high school career and our students engage in all the academics and activities that Kauai High has to offer.
During Quarter 2, every Thursday will be TUTORING THURSDAY. Teachers will all be in their room from when school ends until 2:45 to “tutor” students who want assistance. Depending on the participation and results we will consider making this permanent for the remainder of the school year. Please encourage your children to take advantage; especially those waiting for an athletic or other practice to begin.
Recently Tia Lardizabal was named a finalist in the Kaumualiʻi Art Contest (winners yet to be announced); Rina Takabayashi was given a letter of commendation from the national Merit Scholarship Program (see Facebook). All due to the three part partnership; our students accomplish amazing things! Focus at Kauai High School is not only on High School Graduation but on Post-secondary preparation. We encourage all students to follow their dreams and be prepared for success after high school graduation as stated in the KHS Vision we are “Creating and sustaining a culture that Educates, Engages, and Empowers ALL to be successful”.