Award Year: 2022

Hokulani Elementary School

2940 Kamakini Street
Honolulu, HI, 96816-1726

(808) 733-4789

Mr. Kevin Dias, Principal at time of Nomination

Dr. Ervin Pasalo, Current Principal

Honolulu School District

School Website


Our community is dedicated to building a strong foundation that fosters the love of learning that inspires everyone to reach their highest potential in an ever changing world. Our vision is to be a community that positively impacts the world. Our Mantra: Together we rise.

Student Demographics
  • White: 9%
  • Hispanic: 14%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 5%
  • Asian: 44%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 27%
Student performances during our Promotion Day

Student performances during our Promotion Day

At Hokulani, we believe in developing and nurturing the whole child. We offer a full range of learning experiences for our students. In addition to the four content areas of reading & writing, mathematics, science, and social studies, we offer P.E., Spanish, Music, Hawaiiana, and Digital Literacies. We also offer co-curricular activities such as Student Government, Robotics, Math Team, Junior Police Officers (JPO), Yearbook, Choir, and Speech Club. We provide options for students and adults to nurture and share their various talents and interests. This allows us to put on a few talent/art shows and culminating events regularly.

The hallmarks of our school are academic excellence, nurturing school culture, highly-qualified teachers, integrated learning, student empowerment, and personal growth. Being an art integration school also provides different entry points for our students and a range of ways they can demonstrate their learning. We regularly recognize student growth and achievement through a school-based recognition program as well as recognizing Presidential Scholars in our fifth grade classes.

When our vision is realized, we will have curious, engaged students who are able to problem-solve and make sound decisions creatively, reflectively, and empathetically. Additionally, their capacity to be self-directed and collaborative will grow the more we engage and empower them in their learning experiences. In doing so, we hope that they are effective problem-solvers and decision makers who are empathetic, understanding, and respectful.