Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School

278 Ainako Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 5%
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School serves 450 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Hawaii for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 68% (which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 79% (which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Hawaii state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 88% (majority Asian).

Top Placements

Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Hawaii for:

School Overview

Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School's student population of 450 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2014, 2020)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students450 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 289 schools in Hawaii (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School is 0.78, 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 Testing Rank
#12 out of 289 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
18%
29%
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Hispanic
17%
14%
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Black
n/a
2%
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White
13%
12%
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Hawaiian
17%
29%
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Two or more races
35%
14%
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Diversity Score
0.780.79
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
9%
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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

The nearest high school to Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School is Hilo High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hilo Intermediate School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hilo Union Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Hilo Hilo Intermediate School Math: 41% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 506 students
    1.3 miles
    587 Waianuenue Ave
    Hilo, HI 96720
    (808) 974-4955
    1.3 7-8 506
  • Hilo Hilo High School Math: 25% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,136 student
    1.5 miles
    556 Waianuenue Ave
    Hilo, HI 96720
    (808) 974-4021
    1.5 9-12 1,136
  • Hilo Hilo Union Elementary School Math: 29% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 417 students
    1.6 miles
    506 Waianuenue Ave
    Hilo, HI 96720
    (808) 933-0900
    1.6 PK-6 417
  • Hilo Connections - New Century Pcs Charter School
    Math: 15-19% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 363 students
    2.1 miles
    174 Kamehameha Ave
    Hilo, HI 96720
    (808) 961-3664
    2.1 K-12 363
  • Hilo Kaumana Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 285 students
    2.1 miles
    1710 Kaumana Dr
    Hilo, HI 96720
    (808) 974-4190
    2.1 PK-6 285

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