Ala Wai Elementary School

  • Ala Wai Elementary School serves 440 students in grades PK-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the HI average of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 87%.
  • Ala Wai Elementary School operates within the Hawaii Department Of Education School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 440 students has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2008)
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 440 students
Ala Wai Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Ala Wai Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Ala Wai Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Ala Wai Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (HI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 17:1
Ala Wai Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
37%
31%
Ala Wai Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
9%
11%
Ala Wai Elementary School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
n/a
2%
Ala Wai Elementary School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
5%
13%
Ala Wai Elementary School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
29%
31%
Ala Wai Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2015)
Two or more races
20%
11%
Ala Wai Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Ala Wai Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown HI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.74 0.36
Ala Wai Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
44%
40%
Ala Wai Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
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%
10%
Ala Wai Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Hawaii Department Of Education School District's student population of 181,230 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Hawaii Department Of Education School District
Number of Schools
Managed
288
n/a
Number of Students Managed 181,230 n/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $2,697 MM n/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $2,515 MM n/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $14,434 n/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $13,462 n/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, HI Dept. of Education

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