Established in 1954, Kahala Elementary School (KES) is a small, co-educational, public elementary school for grades Pre-K through 5, which serves approximately 390 students from the Kaimuki, Kahala, and Waialae neighborhoods. Kahala’s culturally and ethnically diverse student population from a wide range of social-economic backgrounds is also inclusive of about 60% who attend on a geographic exception. Of our 390 students in grades Pre-K-5, 6.5% receive special education services, 19% receive English Language Learner (ELL) services, and 27% are low socioeconomic status. Kahala is one of five elementary schools that make up part of the Kalani Complex.
Vision: Kahala Elementary School is a nurturing environment that provides a foundation for continuous personal and academic growth.
Mission: The school community will address the diverse needs of all learners and nurture their talents and abilities. The school community will provide standards-based curricular and extra curricular programs where all leaners will be empowered to achieve the school-wide learner outcomes.
Remember our school, Kahala
Remember when we're away
Remember the knowledge gained here
The friendships shared here from day to day
Remember green hills and valleys
Oahu's skies so blue
Yes, we belong to dear Kahala
Our alma mater forever true