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Palisades Elementary School - Pearl City, HI

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Palisades Elementary School's 50th Anniversary Celebration of Learning & May Day

Celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2015, Palisades Elementary School, nestled on the west-side slope of the Koolau Mountain range in Pearl City, strives towards its vision of developing lifelong learners--students and staff working together to achieve their fullest potential to become positive contributors to our families, community, and society. Our tight-knit community exemplifies our commitment to provide the best program to meet the needs of our students and empower teachers to be effective educators. Teachers regularly collaborate and address student needs, paramount to student achievement. We craft curricula and utilize programs to generate student success in reading, math, and science. Our Magic of a Million reading incentive program supplements our Wonders Reading curriculum, encouraging school-wide literacy and hunger for knowledge. Stepping Stones Math and Aquaponics Science curricula, along with online ACHIEVE 3000 and i-Ready programs, support technical learning. Increases in resources such as ipads, laptops, and Promethean boards foster interactive student growth. Extracurricular activities such as Chorus, Basketball, Track, Robotics, Math Olympiad, STEM parent/child workshops, as well as reading and math tutoring, cultivate well-rounded students. All endeavors have assisted Palisades to consistently exceed the States AYP benchmarks for reading, math, and science proficiency. In 2013, we were recognized as a Hawaii Recognition School, the highest achievement under the ESEA waiver. Our dedicated PTO supported all achievements, providing technology, resources, and funding for the past five years. We are all in this together, is the consistent message by all as we keep our schools vision close to our hearts.

Palisades Elementary School

2306 Auhuhu Street
Pearl City, HI, 96782-1140

(808) 453-6550

Mr. Gavin Akira Tsue, Principal at time of Nomination

Choice School

Leeward Oahu

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Providing the best program to meet the needs of our students and empowering teachers to be effective educators.

Student Demographics

  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 6%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 15%
  • Asian: 25%
  • Two or more races: 52%
  • ELL: 4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %