Top 10 Best Hilo Public Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 16 public schools serving 8,330 students in Hilo, HI (there are 5 private schools, serving 963 private students). 90% of all K-12 students in Hilo, HI are educated in public schools compared to the HI state average of 81%. Hilo has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Hawaii.
The top ranked public schools in Hilo, HI are Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School, Waiakea High School and Waiakeawaena Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Hilo, HI public schools have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the Hawaii public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 54% statewide average). Schools in Hilo have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of Hawaii public schools.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Hawaii public school average of 89% (majority Asian).

Best Hilo, HI Public Schools (2022-23)

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.
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: #33.
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: #44.
Waiakea Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
180 W Puainako St
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 981-7215
Grades: PK-5
| 863 students
Rank: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
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: #99.
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: #1010.
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: #1111.
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: #1212.
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: #1313.
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: #1414.
Kua O Ka La - Ncpcs
Charter School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
14-5322 Kaimu-kapoho Rd
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 981-5866
Grades: PK-8
| 173 students
Rank: #1515.
Ke Ana Laahana - Pcs High School
Charter School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
160 Baker Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-6228
Grades: 7-12
| 46 students
Rank: #1616.
Ka Umeke Kaeo - Pcs
Charter School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
222 Desha Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-0470
Grades: PK-11
| 222 students

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