Founded in 1962, Pohakea Elementary school began on the James Campbell High School Campus. The current campus was officially dedicated on April 2, 1974.
The name “Pohakea” comes from two Hawaiian words: “Poha” meaning “to give forth”, and “Kea” meaning “light”. Pohakea is located on Fort Weaver Road in Ewa beach, adjacent to Ilima Intermediate and Campbell High School. Also adjacent to the school is the Ewa Beach Public Library.
Pohakea’s School Community Council was established in the spring of 2006 and will be an integral part of implementing the school’s vision.