Top 10 Best Honolulu Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 75 public schools serving 40,237 students in Honolulu, HI (there are 47 private schools, serving 23,644 private students). 63% of all K-12 students in Honolulu, HI are educated in public schools (compared to the HI state average of 81%). Honolulu has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Hawaii.
The top ranked public schools in Honolulu, HI are Noelani Elementary School, Manoa Elementary School and Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Honolulu, HI public schools have an average math proficiency score of 47% (versus the Hawaii public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 52% statewide average). Schools in Honolulu have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of Hawaii public schools.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Asian), which is equal to the Hawaii public school average of 89% (majority Asian).

Best Public Schools in Honolulu, HI (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Noelani Elementary School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2655 Woodlawn Dr
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 988-1858
Grades: PK-5
| 418 students
Rank: #22.
Manoa Elementary School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3155 Manoa Rd
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 988-1868
Grades: PK-5
| 502 students
Rank: #33.
Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Manzelman Cir
Honolulu, HI 96818
(808) 421-4148
Grades: PK-6
| 463 students
Rank: #4 - 64. - 6.
Koko Head Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
189 Lunalilo Home Rd
Honolulu, HI 96825
(808) 397-5811
Grades: PK-5
| 347 students
Rank: #4 - 64. - 6.
Myron B. Thompson - New Century Pcs
Charter School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1040 Richards St, Suite 220
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 441-8000
Grades: K-12
| 542 students
Rank: #4 - 64. - 6.
Nuuanu Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3055 Puiwa Ln
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 595-5422
Grades: PK-5
| 338 students
Rank: #77.
Waikiki Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3710 Leahi Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 971-6900
Grades: PK-5
| 544 students
Rank: #88.
Mayor John H Wilson Elementary School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4945 Kilauea Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 733-4740
Grades: PK-5
| 540 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Hokulani Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2940 Kamakini St
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 733-4789
Grades: PK-5
| 271 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Pauoa Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2301 Pauoa Rd
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 587-4500
Grades: PK-5
| 356 students
Rank: #1111.
Moanalua Elementary School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1337 Mahiole St
Honolulu, HI 96819
(808) 831-7878
Grades: PK-6
| 644 students
Rank: #1212.
Maemae Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
319 Wyllie St
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 595-5400
Grades: PK-5
| 659 students
Rank: #1313.
Admiral Chester W Nimitz Elementary School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
520 Main St
Honolulu, HI 96818
(808) 421-4165
Grades: PK-6
| 554 students
Rank: #1414.
Kaimuki Middle School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
631 18th Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 733-4800
Grades: 6-8
| 960 students
Rank: #1515.
Aina Haina Elementary School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
801 W Hind Dr
Honolulu, HI 96821
(808) 377-2419
Grades: PK-5
| 413 students
Rank: #1616.
Kahala Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4559 Kilauea Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 733-8455
Grades: PK-5
| 342 students
Rank: #1717.
King Liholiho Elementary School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3430 Maunaloa Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 733-4850
Grades: PK-5
| 433 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Aliiolani Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1240 7th Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 733-4750
Grades: PK-5
| 246 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Major General William R Shafter Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2 Fort Shafter
Honolulu, HI 96819
(808) 832-3560
Grades: PK-6
| 402 students
Rank: #2020.
Kamiloiki Elementary School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7788 Hawaii Kai Dr
Honolulu, HI 96825
(808) 397-5800
Grades: PK-5
| 382 students
Rank: #2121.
Kalani High School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4680 Kalanianaole Hwy
Honolulu, HI 96821
(808) 377-7744
Grades: 9-12
| 1,435 students
Rank: #2222.
Moanalua Middle School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1289 Mahiole St
Honolulu, HI 96819
(808) 831-7850
Grades: 7-8
| 674 students
Rank: #2323.
President Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
615 Auwaiolimu St
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 587-4480
Grades: PK-5
| 350 students
Rank: #2424.
Red Hill Elementary School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1265 Ala Kula Pl
Honolulu, HI 96819
(808) 831-7866
Grades: PK-6
| 437 students
Rank: #2525.
Aliamanu Elementary School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3265 Salt Lake Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96818
(808) 421-4280
Grades: PK-6
| 634 students
Rank: #2626.
Niu Valley Middle School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
310 Halemaumau St
Honolulu, HI 96821
(808) 377-2440
Grades: 6-8
| 742 students
Rank: #2727.
University Laboratory School
Charter School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1776 University Ave, Uhs Build
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 956-7833
Grades: K-12
| 449 students
Rank: #2828.
Pearl Harbor Kai Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1 C Ave
Honolulu, HI 96818
(808) 421-4245
Grades: PK-6
| 347 students
Rank: #2929.
Makalapa Elementary School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4435 Salt Lake Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96818
(808) 421-4110
Grades: PK-6
| 590 students
Rank: #3030.
Waialae Elementary - Pcs
Charter School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1045 19th Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 733-4880
Grades: PK-5
| 440 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Hahaione Elementary School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
595 Pepeekeo St
Honolulu, HI 96825
(808) 397-5822
Grades: PK-5
| 549 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Salt Lake Elementary School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1131 Ala Lilikoi St
Honolulu, HI 96818
(808) 831-7870
Grades: PK-6
| 673 students
Rank: #3333.
Royal Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1519 Queen Emma St
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 587-4510
Grades: PK-5
| 323 students
Rank: #3434.
Moanalua High School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2825 Ala Ilima St
Honolulu, HI 96819
(808) 837-8455
Grades: 9-12
| 2,108 students
Rank: #3535.
Aliamanu Middle School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3271 Salt Lake Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96818
(808) 421-4100
Grades: 7-8
| 694 students
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Honolulu, Hawaii Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
401 Waiakamilo Rd, Unit 1a
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 832-3594
Grades: K-12
| 161 students
324 Kapahulu Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 971-6931
Grades: PK-5
| 6 students
Pohukaina School (Closed 2013)
Special Education School
637 18th Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 733-4400
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
3633 Waialae Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 733-4680
Grades: PK-6
| 102 students
939 Hind Iuka Dr
Honolulu, HI 96821
(808) 377-2414
Grades: PK-5
| 90 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Honolulu, HI?
How many public schools are located in Honolulu, HI?
75 public schools are located in Honolulu, HI.
What percentage of students in Honolulu, HI go to public school?
63% of all K-12 students in Honolulu, HI are educated in public schools (compared to the HI state average of 81%).
What is the racial composition of students in Honolulu, HI?
Honolulu, HI public schools minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Asian), which is equal to the Hawaii public schools average of 89% (majority Asian).

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