Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo is a Hawaiian language immersion K-12, learning community, where students and their families are safe, nurtured, and challenged. Ka ʻUmeke is located in the coastal community of Keaukaha on the island of Hawaiʻi. Because of our unique location students at Ka ʻUmeke regularly utilize the coastline a as a learning laboratory. This environment facilitates the our studentʻs development of environmental literacy skills and a deep connection and understanding of place that will allow them to enrich their communities and take positions of responsibility beyond the boundaries of the school. All members of Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeoʻs learning family are seen as contributing to the success of our students.
Currently Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo serves 268 students in grades K-12. Ninety-eight percent of them are Native Hawaiian with over sixty percent residing in Keaukaha or Panaewa Homestead communities and seventy percent qualifying for Free or Reduced lunch.
Recently Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo completed its first Annual Report for School Year 2014-2015.
CLICK HERE to see 2014 -2015 Annual report.
CLICK HERE to see Ka ʻUmeke Student Expectations
CLICK HERE to see Papakū Makawalu Competency Assessment Ar