Lokelani Intermediate School Info:
1401 Liloa Dr, Kihei, HI
Kihei, Hawaii, 96753
Phone Number: (808) - 875 - 6800
Office Hours: 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Lokelani Intermediate School aspires to be an effective middle school that grooms the entire adolescent intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically. Within these terms the middle school individual has been identified as a completely unique student. In comparison to elementary and high school communities, the middle school constituency has a very age specific array of needs, as well as requirements in the form of learning environment and methodology, curriculum and supports in general. As students between the ages of 11 and 14 have different needs than elementary or high school students, the goal of Lokelani Intermediate School is to successfully bridge the gap towards student growth and academic achievement within the boundaries of this very challenging age.
The town of Kihei, where Lokelani Intermediate School Community resides, is approximately 11.3 miles long and is bordered entirely on one side by sandy beaches and, ultimately, by the Pacific Ocean. It is considered to be “the south side” on the island of Maui on the leeward side of Haleakala with the slopes of the dormant Haleakala Volcano serving as its other border. Its population is 20,000 people and since the year 2000 the population of Kihei Town has grown 24.7 percent. Twenty-one percent of the population is comprised of residents under the age of 18. The Kihei residents maintain an average income of $60,000. 50 percent of the people are white, followed by 21 percent Asian and 24 percent ”other.” The remaining 24 percent are residents designated as Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Tongan, Mexican American and Micronesian.
Lokelani Intermediate School was founded in 1989 with 250 students in seventh and eighth grade, primarily made up of one half white and the other half Asian students. Sixth grade classes were added soon after. In the proceeding years to present, Lokelani immediately grew steady in enrollment for many consecutive years and then contracted in the last five years, with its largest population in 2005 (800). Current enrollment for the 2012/2013 School Year is 573.
(Academic Plan 2013)