Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School

Tel: (808)974-4855
  • Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School serves 454 students in grades PK-6.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 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 454 students has grown by 11% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2014)
Grades OfferedGrades PK-6
Total Students454 students
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeErnest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.77 is less than the state average of 0.78. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School(HI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
American Indian
n/an/a
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School American Indian Students (2004-2008)
Asian
22%
30%
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Asian Students (1989-2016)
Hispanic
12%
12%
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Black Students (1988-2016)
Black
n/a
2%
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Black Students (1990-2006)
White
10%
13%
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School White Students (1989-2016)
Hawaiian
24%
30%
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2011-2016)
Two or more races
32%
12%
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsErnest Bowen Desilva Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownHI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.770.78
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
40%
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
10%
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

District Comparison

  • Hawaii Department Of Education School District's student population of 181,995 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District NameHawaii Department Of Education School District
Number of Schools
Managed
290
n/a
Number of Students Managed181,995n/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue$2,565 MMn/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$2,216 MMn/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$13,882n/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$11,991n/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2016 (latest year available) NCES, HI Dept. of Education

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