Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Elementary School, a Department of Education, State of Hawaii (link to DOE) school, first opened in September, 1954. Currently the school serves 562 children in Kindergarten through Grade 6. The school also services preschool children with special needs. Our address is 520 Main Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96818. We can be reached at (808) 421-4165, and our fax is (808) 421-4170. Thank you for visiting our site.
AYP Status - In Good Standing, Unconditional
At Nimitz Elementary, students are accepted as individuals who are entitled to an education which challenges and nurtures them to achieve their full potential as life-long learners and to live as caring, productive citizens of our democratic society.
Nimitz Elementary School provides a safe, nurturing environment which challenges students to attain the highest levels of achievement (link to standards) and excellence (link to General Learner Outcomes).
Our mission is to provide an environment where all students and teachers are active participants in learning that is relevant to present and future needs.
The NIMITZ WAY is to have PRIDE by doing my BEST, showing RESPECT, being SAFE, and SMILING.
Waving colors yellow and blue
We will strive to do our best
For we're proud of the Nimitz way.
From day to day we practice
Sharing, loving, and caring too
Like soaring eagles
Rise to the summit
We are proud of Nimitz School.
History of Nimitz Elementary
Chester W. Nimitz Elementary School is named in honor of Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz (link to his biography), America's outstanding five-star admiral. Opened in 1954, Chester Nimitz Elementary School is located on Main Street next to Hickam Air Force Base. Approximately two-thirds of our students are from Hickam Air Force Base and one-third is from the Aliamanu Military Reservation.
Motto Kulia Ika Nu'u (Rise to the Summit)
School Colors Blue and Yellow
School Mascot Eagle
Message from the Principal
Aloha and Welcome to Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Elementary School's website. As members of the Nimitz Elementary School community, I invite you to actively participate in the education of our children. Our own lives tell us that the world has become more complicated and our students must be well equiped with knowledge and skills to succeed in it. They will need far more than memorized facts , automatic procedures, or the minimum skills in the 3 R's. Students will need to think complexly, problem solve effectively, work collaboratively, take responsibility for their own actions and to evaluate their own performance and products.
Principal Kenneth Lee
Annual Notification of Privacy Rights
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1) student record information;
2) directory information;
3) surveys and other information collection; and
4) military recruitment information.
For more information on your privacy rights, the laws that protect them, and how to exercise your rights, contact your school administrator or visit http://ferpa.k12.hi.us.