Who We Are

1SG Samuel K. Solomon Elementary School is named after Hawai’i native and Vietnam War Veteran 1st Sergeant (1SG) Samuel K. Solomon, Jr. 1SG Solomon volunteered to serve his country as a part of the 25th Infantry Division, US Army, and was a proud Wolfhound. He was injured and died before carrying wounded men from his company to safety. His heroic efforts earned him the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart.

On November 11, 1969, Solomon Elementary School opened on Schofield Barracks and was officially dedicated to 1SG Solomon. For our 50th Anniversary, in November 2019, our school celebrated with the dedication of our newly constructed buildings. We carry on 1SG Solomon’s honor by proudly serving and supporting over 750 students and their military connected families.

Solomon Elementary supports all cultures by welcoming and caring for the needs of the whole child. We are committed to three core values for Success for Every Student: We are always learning, we are a safe place, and we embrace the military community…this is “The Solomon Story”. Our students deserve a challenging curriculum with high-quality learning experiences and “essential” learning opportunities inspire and nurture all students, eg. Hawaiiana, music, kinesthetic arts, computer science, MakerSpace, etc. We are a safe place by promoting trust, responsibility, and equality through the building of relationships, providing school based behavioral and emotional support, valuing input from the school community and empowering students and staff to lead to change in and out of school. We embrace the military community by supporting our families and students through a Transition Center and building relationships between families and the school. This relationship also extends beyond the school into the community by connecting with our military partners and those that support the military community.

The memory of 1SG Solomon will continue to remain strong as we live our core values of always learning, being a safe place, and embracing the military community. This is the “The Solomon Story”.