National Blue Ribbon School Seal
2012 
US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School



Mission

To ensure learning at a high level for every student.
 


Vision

ELES is a learning community that recognizes and values the uniqueness of each student. Success for students is dependent upon the collaborative work among administration, faculty, staff, parents, and students, along with the support of the community. ELES provides a safe, caring, environment in which students explore their full potential and engage in meaningful learning experiences.

At our school the faculty and staff are committed to the success of every student. High expectations are communicated to students and parents. Teachers and parents are recognized as partners in a working relationship to ensure student learning.

ELES faculty designs research based curriculum that inspires the love of learning. Students learn how to learn and engage in learning with others which leads to them developing into productive, responsible citizens. Every teacher, parent, and student has a clear understanding of the curriculum goals and grade level essential knowledge and skills based on the Hawaii State Standards and general Learner Outcomes. The school staff works together to better meet the needs of the students. Each student's learning is monitored on a timely basis. Data is analyzed in order to improve instructional strategies and promote student learning. Through interventions and enrichment, additional time and support are provided to address individual needs. Teachers communicate student progress frequently to parents to ensure that they work collectively toward promoting student achievement.

A collaborative partnership of respect and open communication exists between the administrator and teaching staff. The principal's leadership guides the instructional staff to fulfill the mission of the school which is to ensure learning at a high level for every student. Teachers play a significant role in the shared leadership of the school. There is a strong commitment to collective inquiry in order to improve learning and adapt to changes in the educational system over time.