Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School

  • Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School serves 963 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 46% (which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Hawaii for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Hawaii state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 88%.

School Overview

  • Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School's student population of 963 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 62 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students963 students
This chart display total students of Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers62 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 288 schools in Hawaii (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School is 0.75, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.79. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (HI)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#154 out of 288 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/an/a
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Asian
39%
29%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
10%
14%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
White
16%
12%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
25%
29%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
10%
14%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in HI.
Diversity Score0.750.79
This chart display the diversity score of Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHawaii Department Of Education School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, HI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

Review Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Being a teacher has never been easy but changes in federal funding and legislation have made it harder than ever for public school teachers. Keep reading to learn more.
Say goodbye to mystery meat - and all other types of meat - at public school cafeterias that are embracing the Meatless Monday trend.
Growing cases of contaminated tap water at public schools around the country are raising more than eyebrows. Learn about whether or not public schools' tap water is safe to drink.