Ala Wai Elementary School

503 Kamoku St
Honolulu, HI 96826
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 374 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Ala Wai Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Hawaii for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 38%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 52%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Hawaii state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 89% (majority Asian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 374 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : Bottom 50% in HI
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), HI Dept. of Education

School Overview

Ala Wai Elementary School's student population of 374 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
374 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Ala Wai Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 292 schools in Hawaii (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Ala Wai Elementary School is 0.73, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.80. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (HI)
#198 out of 292 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Ala Wai Elementary School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
30-34%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ala Wai Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
35-39%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ala Wai Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
20-24%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Ala Wai Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
29%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Ala Wai Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
8%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Ala Wai Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Ala Wai Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
5%
11%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Ala Wai Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
39%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Ala Wai Elementary School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Two or more races
18%
18%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Ala Wai Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ala Wai Elementary School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Hawaii.
0.73
This chart display the diversity score of Ala Wai Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Ala Wai Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ala Wai Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), HI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ala Wai Elementary School's ranking?
Ala Wai Elementary School is ranked #198 out of 292 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Hawaii.
What schools are Ala Wai Elementary School often compared to?
Ala Wai Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Waikiki Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30-34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% HI state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% HI state average).
How many students attend Ala Wai Elementary School?
374 students attend Ala Wai Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
39% of Ala Wai Elementary School students are Hawaiian, 29% of students are Asian, 18% of students are Two or more races, 8% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are White, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ala Wai Elementary School?
Ala Wai Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 14:1.
What grades does Ala Wai Elementary School offer ?
Ala Wai Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Ala Wai Elementary School part of?
Ala Wai Elementary School is part of Hawaii Department Of Education School District.
In what neighborhood is Ala Wai Elementary School located?
Ala Wai Elementary School is located in the McCully Moiliili neighborhood of Honolulu, HI. There are 3 other public schools located in McCully Moiliili.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 374 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), HI Dept. of Education

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