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Honolulu County, Hawaii
Site of Kahuku High and Intermediate School
Home of the Kahuku Red Raiders.
Kahuku is home to Kahuku Hospital which serves the Ko'olauloa area, the historic Kahuku Sugar Mill and various small businesses
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Kahuku High and Intermediate School was first organized as an independent school in 1893 with 19 students. In 1988 the elementary students moved to their own campus and the name was changed to Kahuku High and Intermediate school. We recently celebrated our 100th anniversary. Our current (2001) student population is 1,950. Our campus sits on 21 acres. The Kahuku Public Library is part of our campus. We have one PC and two Mac computer labs and are in the process of setting up a school-wide computer network.
Kahuku High and Intermediate School serves the communities along the north Shore of Oahu, from Haleiwa to Ka'a'awa. The unique rural setting and the blending of various cultures creates a special sense of community of which we are proud.
Kahuku High and Intermediate School benefits from the Ko'olauloa Educational Alliance Corporation which administers a State School-to-Work grant to provide career awareness and mentoring programs. The Alliance includes the membership and support of many of the businesses within the Kahuku Complex.
KHIS was named by the U.S. Department of Education as a "School of Excellence" during the 1988-89 school year.
KHIS Chorus teacher, Beth Kammerer, was Hawaii State Teacher of the year in 1997. She leads the Vocal Motion Choral group which has won numerous awards both in Hawaii and on the Mainland.
The Kahuku Marching Band consistently brings home championship trophies for their excellent field and parade routines. They have been invited to perform at the Florida Citrus Bowl, the Holiday Bowl, the Rose Bowl, and the Tournament of Roses Parade.
Kahuku High football coach Siuaki Lavai was named 1998-99 KSSK/OIA Coach of the Year. The Red Raiders have won nine state championships in football and 76 other athletic championships over the years.
Lisa DeLong, then Assistant Vice Principal, was named the 1999 Hawaii Vice Principal of the year by McDonald's Corp and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
Chemistry teacher Anne Zellinger received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching in 1997.
Linda Smith, a Social Studies teacher, was recognized with the Milkin Educator Award in 1993.
The Class of 1999 claimed over $ 2 million in scholarships, awards and recognitions. Five graduates earned the title of Sterling Scholar, including Dan Evans who took the top title.
Kahuku High excels in athletics as evidenced at the 1999-2000 year Oahu Interscholastic Awards Banquet. Kahuku was recognized as JV Eastern Division Boys Basketball winner, Varsity Football Champion, Varsity Football Red Conference Winner, JV Football Red Conference Winner, Varsity Boys Swimming Eastern Division Winner, Varsity Boys Wrestling Champion, Varsity Boys wrestling eastern Division Winner, Varsity Boys Wrestling Dual Meet Champion, JV Boys Wrestling Dual Meet Champion, and JV Boys Wrestling Eastern Division Winner. The 1999-2000 Kahuku High Football Team was a Hawaii High School Athletic Association Runner up.
Kahuku means "Guardians of Ku, keepers of the Red Heavens." the area of Kahuku once had a heiau dedicated to Ku, which was guarded by warriors who were known for their physical beauty, keen intelligence and fierce courage. These warriors kept the area peaceful and safe for anyone who was living there or traveling through. The skin of these handsome warriors was a permanent red from the red earth of Kahuku. Like the warriors, Kahuku High and Intermediate students are strong and healthy, have a great deal of intelligence, and have the courage to do what is right for themselves and others.
They have high expectations for themselves and are not afraid to work outside of their comfort zone to achieve their goals. They thrive in a peaceful and safe community. They are happy and caring people.
OUR FACULTY AND STAFF:
Our faculty consists of 130 staff. There are seven full time counselors, including one College and Career Counselor. Twenty nine of our teachers are alumni of Kahuku, and nine of our teachers have taught at Kahuku for more than 30 years.
Kahuku High and Intermediate School offers a wide variety of courses in order to challenge each student to achieve his/her potential. Over 200 courses are offered, some on different ability levels. KHIS is proud that its self-imposed academic standards are higher than the State Mandated requirements. We expect more of our students and our students rise to meet this challenge. Our Gifted and Talented program has an open enrollment policy and students are admitted by self- selection or by parent or teacher nomination. We are also proud of our unique policy regarding eligibility for co-curricular activities and athletics. Once a student enters the co-curricular or athletic program, they fall under the "Kahuku Rule." the rule requires that students have a 2.0 GPA in the term prior to participation and, once they are in the system, every term thereafter in order to maintain eligibility. This Kahuku Rule gives us the highest standard in the State.
Official transcripts are released directly to an accredited education institution or to the NCAA clearinghouse only. Test scores are not included on the transcript. students request that test scores be forwarded directly from the testing agency. Both a weighted and an unweighted grade point average and rank are reported for each student.