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The Legacy of a princess

Kamehameha Schools was founded by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great.

Kamehameha Schools Strategic Plan 2015-2020

Language: English ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i


A generation on the rise

Educational Pathway Milestones


Education is a process. Along the educational pathway, there are significant milestones that help to predict how a learner will fare in life. Drawing on research and expertise from multiple campuses and divisions, Kamehameha Schools has chosen six milestones that can serve as a catalyst for success in college, career, and leadership. Ultimately, our success as an organization hinges on our ability to help all Hawaiian learners reach these milestones and to succeed in an increasingly competitive world.

Table 1. Educational Pathway Milestone Targets for Native Hawaiian Learners, 2015 to 2020

  KS Schools
  All NH learners

Now* (%) 2020 targets (%)
Ready for kindergarten
98 54 100 75

Reading at grade level or higher in Grade 3
89 62 94 77

Academically prepared in Grade 8
90 49 97 61

Graduated from high school on time and
prepared for the next step
92 25 95 48

Completed postsecondary education/training
50 14 67 21

Demonstrated local and global servant
leadership and cultural engagement
** **    

* Current data represent the most recent information available for each milestone.
** Baseline data for item 6 will be collected in 2015.