Award Year: 2014

Red Hill Elementary School

1265 Ala Kula Place
Honolulu, HI, 96819-1347

(808) 831-7866

Ms. Mona Smoot, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School


School Website


At Red Hill Elementary School, our mission is to provide guidance and instruction, which enable students to reach their maximum potential and empower them to meet challenges in our ever changing society.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 14%
  • White: 31%
  • Hispanic: 23%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 13%
  • Asian: 7%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 11%
  • ELL: 5%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Red Hill Elementary Month of the Military Child Appreciation Performance

Red Hill Elementary Month of the Military Child Appreciation Performance

Red Hill Elementary, a small school located in Honolulu, Hawaii, was established in 1970. Red Hill serves students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Red Hill’s focus is on administering an educational program that is rigorous with enriching experiences for all students. The goal for the school is to develop the "whole child," academically and socially. Red Hill Elementary School's vision, "Kulia I Ka Nu'u" (Strive for Excellence), is etched on a lava stone at the entrance of the campus, and it truly reflects the spirit of the staff and students. The majority of students are military dependents from surrounding base housing, so many of them bring a wide diversity of past experiences to the school. Red Hill takes this transient demographic and works toward developing respectful, cooperative, and active participants in a student-centered curriculum that integrates technology, collaboration, and problem-solving. Red Hill believes that through perseverance and hard work, all students will develop the confidence to succeed as problem solvers, critical thinkers, and collaborative learners in their community, in both their present and future lives.