Top 5 Best Kailua Kona Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 6 public schools serving 4,049 students in Kailua Kona, HI (there are 4 private schools, serving 675 private students). 86% of all K-12 students in Kailua Kona, HI are educated in public schools (compared to the HI state average of 81%).
The top ranked public schools in Kailua Kona, HI are Innovations - Pcs, Kahakai Elementary School and West Hawaii Explorations Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Kailua Kona, HI public schools have an average math proficiency score of 23% (versus the Hawaii public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 52% statewide average). Schools in Kailua Kona have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Hawaii public schools.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Hawaii public school average of 89% (majority Asian).

Best Public Schools in Kailua Kona, HI (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Innovations - Pcs
Charter School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
75-5815 Queen Kaahumanu Hwy
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
(808) 331-3130
Grades: K-8
| 241 students
Rank: #22.
Kahakai Elementary School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
76-147 Royal Poinciana Dr
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
(808) 327-4313
Grades: PK-5
| 660 students
Rank: #33.
West Hawaii Explorations Academy
Charter School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
73-4500 Kahilihili St
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
(808) 327-4751
Grades: 6-12
| 276 students
Rank: #44.
Kealakehe High School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
74-5000 Puohulihuli St
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
(808) 327-4300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,357 students
Rank: #55.
Kealakehe Intermediate School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
74-5062 Onipaa St
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
(808) 327-4314
Grades: 6-8
| 694 students
Rank: #66.
Kealakehe Elementary School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 24%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
74-5118 Kealakaa St
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
(808) 327-4308
Grades: PK-5
| 821 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Kailua Kona, HI?
The top ranked public schools in Kailua Kona, HI include Innovations - Pcs, Kahakai Elementary School and West Hawaii Explorations Academy.
How many public schools are located in Kailua Kona, HI?
6 public schools are located in Kailua Kona, HI.
What percentage of students in Kailua Kona, HI go to public school?
86% of all K-12 students in Kailua Kona, HI are educated in public schools (compared to the HI state average of 81%).
What is the racial composition of students in Kailua Kona, HI?
Kailua Kona, HI public schools minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Hawaii public schools average of 89% (majority Asian).

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