Feb. 10, 2021
Larry here with Ola Properties with another segment on our top-rated schools on Oahu. Today we're going to take a look at the Major General William R Shafter Elementary School, more commonly known as Shafter Elementary.
Now we’ll go back through the list of the top elementary schools, we started out with King Liholiho Elementary, moved onto Moanalua Elementary, Shafter Elementary, this one here is the third in this series. Then we'll go to Salt Lake Elementary, followed up by Admiral Chester W Nimitz, which again is more commonly known as Nimitz Elementary School.
So the school address, it's on Fort Shafter in Honolulu, of course. You see the contact there for the principal, Mr. Corey Barton. They serve PK through 6 is the grades, and at this time they have an enrollment of 471 students.
On the academics side, let's take a look at that. The student progress rating is quite good at 10 out of 10. I guess it doesn't get much better than that. You'll see that what this rating measures is how much students at this school have improved from one year to the next, as compared to students with similar proficiency at those other schools. And as I said, the students at this school are making far more academic progress, given where they were last year.
On the test scores, this school has a rating of eight out of 10, and the test scores are above the state average. You'll see that in English, the proficiency percentage is 65% versus the state average of 47%. And in math, it's 71% versus the state average of 54%.
Let's look at the equity side of things is what they call it at greatschools.org. The equity rating is at nine out of 10, shows that disadvantaged students are performing better than other students in the state and that the school is closing the achievement gap. Looking at race/ethnicity, all students are rated 10 out of 10. White students, which are 46% of the student body or 10 out of 10, and black students, which are 13% of the student body are nine out of 10. Looking at low-income students, the ratings measure how students from low-income households improved academically over students in other schools. All students, again, are 10 out of 10 and low-income students, which are 34% of the student body, also ranked 10 out of 10.
Taking a look at the environment, the demographics you'll see here, it's predominantly white at 46% followed by Hispanic at 24%, with Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islanders bringing up at 1%. As far as gender goes, you'll see there's 53% male students versus 47% population of females.
Teachers and the staff, students and teacher, they seem to have ratio is not quite as good at 17.1 versus the state average of 15 to one. Students per counselor is almost 500 to one versus the state average of 290 to one. But looking at the percentage teachers with three or more years' experience, that looks really good at 97% versus the state average of 87%.
And here you'll see the area served by the Moanalua Elementary, just down here near Foster Village and that area, Kalihi-Palama area, on the other side of the, on the Eastern side, I should say, of the Aloha Stadium.
And finally, here's our disclaimer, letting you know that Ola Properties and myself, Larry Oldfield, we are real estate brokers and we are relying on information which we received from greatschools.org. Thank you very much and please contact us if you have any questions.