Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School

  • Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School serves 441 students in grades PK-6.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the HI average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 87%.
  • Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School operates within the Hawaii Department Of Education School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 441 students has grown by 7% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2014)
Grades OfferedGrades PK-6
Total Students441 students
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeErnest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(HI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
American Indian
n/an/a
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School American Indian Students (2004-2008)
Asian
26%
31%
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
10%
11%
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Black Students (1990-2015)
Black
n/a
2%
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Black Students (1990-2006)
White
10%
13%
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
24%
31%
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2015)
Two or more races
30%
11%
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsErnest Bowen Desilva Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownHI 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.
0.770.77
Ernest Bowen Desilva 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.
26%
40%
Ernest Bowen Desilva 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.
10%
10%
Ernest Bowen Desilva 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 NameHawaii Department Of Education School District
Number of Schools
Managed
288
n/a
Number of Students Managed181,230n/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue$2,697 MMn/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending$2,515 MMn/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student$14,434n/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student$13,462n/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, HI Dept. of Education

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