About Aliamanu Middle School

Principal’s Message

We are the Aliamanu Middle School Panthers, and I welcome you to our school and community.

Here at Aliamanu Middle School our focus is to provide a safe and positive learning environment for every child. It is our goal to lead our students to successfully transition to high school and beyond to college and career readiness. To accomplish this, we are committed to developing engaging learning opportunities that support and enhance the whole child, giving our students educational opportunities to enhance their growth as a learner, and provide positive experiences that they will remember for a lifetime.

We encourage students and parents to be involved in school activities and partner with us as we move through the school year and towards these goals. We are excited for an amazing year of growth, positive experiences, and fun. I welcome you to Aliamanu Middle School. Go Panthers!

Al Hetrick,
Proud Principal

Mission and Vision


We empower and inspire all students to apply their knowledge, skills and attitudes to achieve personal goals and contribute meaningfully to society.


Empowering and inspiring students for lifelong success.

History of AMS

In Hawaiian, “Aliamanu” means “the resting place of the birds.”  Founded in 1958, our school is located on a 15-acre parcel of land formerly belonging to the Navy.  It is set in a geographical depression, possibly the crater of an ancient volcano.

There are approximately 700 students enrolled each year. The majority of AMS’ students are military dependents representing the Navy, Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard. The rich diversity and experiences brought in by the students and their families help to create a truly unique and extraordinary environment for all.

AMS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.

Malama Transition Center

Our Malama Transition Center monitors new students to ensure that their transition to Aliamanu is smooth. All new students to Aliamanu Middle School are treated to an orientation of the school at the Transition Center. In addition, an Aikane Buddy escorts new students to classes and gives them a campus tour.

Co-Curricular Activities

Activity Days

The last day of school for each quarter, students participate in an activity hosted by teacher for the last 2 hours of the day.

Drama Club

This is an after-school club. Please see Mrs. Combs for more detail.

National Junior Honor Society:

The National Junior Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929.

Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in official Honor Society activities. NHS and NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

Student Activities

Canned food drive and stacking contest typically is scheduled in November, right before Thanksgiving.

Throughout the school year, students participate in “Hillside” assemblies and spirit games via Homeroom. These are typically held on Wednesdays.


  • Fall Season: Volleyball, Cross Country
  • Winter Season: Basketball, Soccer
  • Spring: Track

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