Campbell And Kanoelani Honored For Math Proficiency Growth

Two West Oahu schools, Campbell High and Kanoelani Elementary, have received $12,500 each in federal “Strive HI” awards for extraordinary academic achievement over the past two years.

Both schools were lauded for ranking in the top 5 percent in student math proficiency growth. Checks were presented March 1 by officials to 30 high-achieving public schools in varying amounts as their reward for exiting the federal No Child Left Behind “restructuring” sanctions and meeting their goals for two consecutive years.

The one-time grants will be used to make further improvements and equipment upgrades.

The Strive HI money comes from Hawaii’s 2010 Race To The Top federal grant, explained DOE chief Kathryn Matayoshi: “The Strive HI Awards reflect that the department is not only focused on intervention in current priority schools, but also encourages other schools across the Islands to keep striving high.”