Kahakai Elementary School

76147 Royal Poinciana Dr,

Kailua-kona, HI, 96740-2325

Tel: (808)327-4313
Grades: PK-5

623 students

Kahakai Elementary School serves 623 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the HI average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 86%.
Kahakai Elementary School operates within the Hawaii Department Of Education School District.

Overview

The student population of 623 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 623 students
Kahakai Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 29% Male / 71%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Kahakai Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Kahakai Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (HI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 14:1
Kahakai Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
1%
1%
Kahakai Elementary School American Indian (1994-2012)
Asian
20%
34%
Kahakai Elementary School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
13%
6%
Kahakai Elementary School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
2%
2%
Kahakai Elementary School Black (1989-2012)
White
23%
14%
Kahakai Elementary School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Kahakai Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Kahakai Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.73 0.68
Kahakai Elementary School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
52%
38%
Kahakai Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
13%
11%
Kahakai Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 182,705 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Hawaii Department Of Education School District
Number of Schools
Managed
286
290
Number of Students Managed 182,705 179,478
Hawaii Department Of Education School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $2,690 MM $2,690 MM
Hawaii Department Of Education School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $2,319 MM $2,319 MM
Hawaii Department Of Education School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,987 $14,987
Hawaii Department Of Education School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,919 $12,919
Hawaii Department Of Education School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, HI Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Kealakehe High School (4.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Kealakehe Intermediate School (4.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Innovations - Pcs Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
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  • Kailua-kona Innovations - Pcs Elementary School
    Charter School
    755815 Queen Kaahumanu Hwy
    Kailua-kona , HI , 96740
    (808)327-6205
    Charter School
    1.6  mi  |  187  students  |  Gr.  1-8
  • Holualoa Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Holualoa Elementary School
    765957 Mamalahoa Hwy
    Holualoa , HI , 96725
    (808)322-4800
    2.1  mi  |  516  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Kailua-kona Kealakehe Elementary School
    745118 Kealakaa St
    Kailua-kona , HI , 96740
    (808)327-4308
    4.1  mi  |  1062  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Kailua-kona Kealakehe Intermediate School
    745062 Onipaa St
    Kailua-kona , HI , 96740
    (808)327-4314
    4.2  mi  |  759  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Kailua-kona Kealakehe High School
    745000 Puohulihuli St
    Kailua-kona , HI , 96740
    (808)327-4300
    4.4  mi  |  1541  students  |  Gr.  9-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended July 15, 2013 - Just moved here from Mainland in April. We thought my child would be ahead of curriculum here after reading so many dismal comments about this school and the test scores... I was pleasantly surprised to find that she was behind! I feel Kahakai is an excellent school and the office staff are wonderful! My children attended the summer school program as well and it was a wonderful experience. We look forward to returning in the fall. - Posted by Parent

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Hawaii County, HI public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.40, which is lower than the Hawaii average of 0.68. The most diverse school district in Hawaii County is Doe-terr Of American Samoa School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Hawaii or national school diversity statistics.