Top 10 Best Hawaii County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 55 public schools serving 27,689 students in Hawaii County, HI. Hawaii County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Hawaii.
The top ranked public schools in Hawaii County, HI are Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School, Innovations - Pcs and Waiakea High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Hawaii County, HI public schools have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the Hawaii public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 54% statewide average). Schools in Hawaii County have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Hawaii public schools.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Hawaii public school average of 89% (majority Asian).

Best Hawaii County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
278 Ainako Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 974-4855
Grades: PK-6
| 453 students
Rank: #22.
Innovations - Pcs
Charter School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
75-5815 Queen Kaahumanu Hwy
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
(808) 331-3130
Grades: K-8
| 242 students
Rank: #33.
Waiakea High School
Math: 40% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
155 W Kawili St
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 974-4888
Grades: 9-12
| 1,233 students
Rank: #44.
Waiakeawaena Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2420 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 981-7200
Grades: PK-5
| 721 students
Rank: #55.
Waiakea Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
180 W Puainako St
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 981-7215
Grades: PK-5
| 863 students
Rank: #66.
Keaukaha Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
240 Desha Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 974-4181
Grades: PK-6
| 415 students
Rank: #77.
Konawaena Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
81-901 Onouli Rd
Kealakekua, HI 96750
(808) 323-4555
Grades: PK-5
| 575 students
Rank: #88.
West Hawaii Explorations Academy
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
73-4500 Kahilihili St
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
(808) 327-4751
Grades: 6-12
| 275 students
Rank: #99.
Kaumana Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1710 Kaumana Dr
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 974-4190
Grades: PK-6
| 240 students
Rank: #1010.
Holualoa Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
76-5957 Mamalahoa Hwy
Holualoa, HI 96725
(808) 322-4800
Grades: PK-5
| 495 students
Rank: #1111.
Haaheo Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
121 Haaheo Rd
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 974-4111
Grades: PK-6
| 183 students
Rank: #1212.
Konawaena High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
81-1043 Konawaena School Rd
Kealakekua, HI 96750
(808) 323-4500
Grades: 9-12
| 883 students
Rank: #1313.
Hilo High School
Math: 31% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
556 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 974-4021
Grades: 9-12
| 1,272 students
Rank: #1414.
Volcano School Of Arts & Sciences - A Community Pcs
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
99-128 Old Volcano Rd
Volcano, HI 96785
(808) 985-9800
Grades: PK-10
| 260 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Kohala High School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
54-3611 Akoni Pule Hwy
Kapaau, HI 96755
(808) 889-7117
Grades: 9-12
| 269 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Waiakea Intermediate School
Math: 40% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
200 W Puainako St
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 981-7231
Grades: 6-8
| 805 students
Rank: #1717.
Konawaena Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
81-1045 Konawaena School Rd
Kealakekua, HI 96750
(808) 323-4566
Grades: 6-8
| 651 students
Rank: #1818.
Honokaa Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
45-534 Pakalana St
Honokaa, HI 96727
(808) 775-8820
Grades: PK-6
| 389 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Hilo Intermediate School
Math: 41% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
587 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 974-4955
Grades: 7-8
| 564 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Kahakai Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
76-147 Royal Poinciana Dr
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
(808) 327-4313
Grades: PK-5
| 661 students
Rank: #2121.
Kanu O Ka Aina - New Century Pcs
Charter School
Math: 27% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
64-1043 Hiiaka St
Kamuela, HI 96743
(808) 887-8144
Grades: K-12
| 627 students
Rank: #2222.
Waikoloa Elementary And Middle School
Math: 34% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
68-1730 Hooko St
Waikoloa, HI 96738
(808) 883-6808
Grades: PK-8
| 747 students
Rank: #2323.
Kealakehe High School
Math: 26% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
74-5000 Puohulihuli St
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
(808) 327-4300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,407 students
Rank: #2424.
Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
966 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 974-4160
Grades: PK-6
| 366 students
Rank: #2525.
Kona Pacific - Pcs
Charter School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
79-7595 Mamalahoa Hwy
Kealakekua, HI 96750
(808) 322-4900
Grades: K-8
| 211 students
Rank: #2626.
Hawaii Academy Of Arts & Science Pcs
Charter School
Math: 29% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
15-1397 Post Office Rd
Pahoa, HI 96778
(808) 965-3730
Grades: K-12
| 711 students
Rank: #2727.
Keaau Elementary School
Math: 34% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
16-680 Keaau-pahoa Rd
Keaau, HI 96749
(808) 982-4210
Grades: PK-5
| 840 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Hilo Union Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
506 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 933-0900
Grades: PK-6
| 430 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Pahoa Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
15-3030 Puna Rd
Pahoa, HI 96778
(808) 965-2141
Grades: PK-6
| 343 students
Rank: #3030.
Honokaa High & Intermediate School
Math: 24% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
45-527 Pakalana St
Honokaa, HI 96727
(808) 775-8800
Grades: 7-12
| 644 students
Rank: #3131.
Waimea Middle - Pccs
Charter School
Math: 33% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
67-1229 Mamalahoa Hwy
Kamuela, HI 96743
(808) 887-6090
Grades: 6-8
| 234 students
Rank: #3232.
Connections - New Century Pcs
Charter School
Math: 23% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
174 Kamehameha Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-3664
Grades: K-12
| 344 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Honaunau Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
83-5360 Mamalahoa Hwy
Captain Cook, HI 96704
(808) 328-2727
Grades: PK-5
| 151 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Kohala Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
54-3609 Akoni Pule Hwy
Kapaau, HI 96755
(808) 889-7100
Grades: PK-5
| 348 students
Rank: #3535.
Kohala Middle School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
53-4155 Akoni Pule Hwy
Kapaau, HI 96755
(808) 889-7119
Grades: 6-8
| 172 students
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Hawaii County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
94-1581 Kaulua Circle
Naalehu, HI 96772
(808) 498-0761
Grades: 3-7
| 79 students

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