Learn about the history of Pearl Ridge Elementary, the school logo, Alma Mater and the Three BEs.
Our school administration building was built during the fall 1999.
Pearl Ridge Elementary School is located in the heart of the Aiea community, overlooking Pearl Harbor. It first opened its doors in September 1972, with an enrollment of 455 students from grades K through 6.
In 1993, Pearl Ridge Elementary was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon Schools. This program recognizes both public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students' levels of academic achievement.
Today, it is a year round school that cares for a diverse population of approximately 600 students (pre-K - 6) with a variety of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and learning abilities.
During the 1985-86 school year, an important effort by the entire school was made to search for a school mascot and logo. Finally, the design submitted by student Darren Sakurada was accepted by the entire school as our official school logo.
The logo consists of:
Porpoise (school mascot)
Pearl (symbolizing part of our school name)
Three ridge lines below the pearl (symbolizing second half of our school name)
School colors: Green and Blue
In 2018, approximately 33 years later, a decision was made to update our logo. We wanted a new logo that would pay homage to the original, but would have a more modern, iconic feel that would spark a new excitement to our students, faculty, school, and community.
With the help of a local graphic designer, Davin Iyamatsu, input of faculty and School Community Council, and many drafts rendered, a new design was completed in 2019.
New logo. Same spirit and pride. We are Pearl Ridge Elementary!
Click here to hear our school Alma Mater.
Nestled 'neath the misty Ko'olau Looking to the endless sea, Stands a school, our Alma Mater Full of pride and dignity.
We are so special So mighty and dear, Our porpoise leads us onward Each year, after year
Colors green for the mountains And blue for the sea Na Keiki O Pali Momi Na Keiki O Pali Momi