Top 10 Best Kauai County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 21 public schools serving 9,658 students in Kauai County, HI (there are 7 private schools, serving 1,172 private students). 89% of all K-12 students in Kauai County, HI are educated in public schools (compared to the HI state average of 81%).
The top ranked public schools in Kauai County, HI are Hanalei Elementary School, Koloa Elementary School and Alaka'i O Kaua'i Charter School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Kauai County, HI public schools have an average math proficiency score of 29% (versus the Hawaii public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 50% statewide average). Schools in Kauai County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Hawaii public schools.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the Hawaii public school average of 89% (majority Asian).

Best Kauai County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Hanalei Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5-5415 Kuhio Hwy
Hanalei, HI 96714
(808) 826-4300
Grades: PK-6
| 218 students
Rank: #22.
Koloa Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3223 Poipu Rd
Koloa, HI 96756
(808) 742-8460
Grades: PK-5
| 355 students
Rank: #33.
Alaka'i O Kaua'i Charter School
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2-4035 Kaumualii Hwy
Kapaa, HI 96746
(808) 635-5110
Grades: K-6
| 172 students
Rank: #44.
King Kaumualii Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4381 Hanamaulu Rd
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 241-3150
Grades: PK-5
| 545 students
Rank: #55.
Kalaheo Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4400 Maka Rd
Kalaheo, HI 96741
(808) 332-6801
Grades: PK-5
| 392 students
Rank: #66.
Kauai High School
Math: 33% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3577 Lala Rd
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 274-3160
Grades: 9-12
| 1,120 students
Rank: #77.
Kilauea Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2440 Kolo Rd
Kilauea, HI 96754
(808) 828-1212
Grades: PK-6
| 277 students
Rank: #88.
Elsie H Wilcox Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4319 Hardy St
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 274-3150
Grades: PK-5
| 763 students
Rank: #99.
Kapaa High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4695 Mailihuna Rd
Kapaa, HI 96746
(808) 821-4400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,011 students
Rank: #1010.
Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School
Math: 29% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4431 Nuhou St
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 241-3200
Grades: 6-8
| 829 students
Rank: #1111.
Kula Aupuni Niihau A Kahelelani Aloha - Ncpcs
Charter School
Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
8315 Kekaha Rd, Suite K
Kekaha, HI 96752
(808) 337-2022
Grades: PK-12
| 45 students
Rank: #1212.
Eleele Elementary School
Math: 29% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4750 Uliuli Rd
Eleele, HI 96705
(808) 335-2111
Grades: PK-5
| 434 students
Rank: #1313.
Waimea High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
9707 Tsuchiya Rd
Waimea, HI 96796
(808) 338-6800
Grades: 9-12
| 758 students
Rank: #1414.
Kanuikapono - Pcs
Charter School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4333 Kukuihale Rd
Anahola, HI 96703
(808) 823-9160
Grades: K-12
| 226 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Kapaa Elementary School
Math: 25% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4886 Kawaihau Rd
Kapaa, HI 96746
(808) 821-4424
Grades: PK-5
| 874 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Kapaa Middle School
Math: 18% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4867 Olohena Rd
Kapaa, HI 96746
(808) 821-4460
Grades: 6-8
| 597 students
Rank: #1717.
Kawaikini - Ncpcs
Charter School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3-1821 J Kaumualii Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 632-2032
Grades: K-12
| 155 students
Rank: #1818.
Kekaha Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
8140 Kekaha Rd
Kekaha, HI 96752
(808) 337-7655
Grades: PK-5
| 333 students
Rank: #1919.
Waimea Canyon Middle School
Math: 11% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
9555 Huakai Rd
Waimea, HI 96796
(808) 338-6830
Grades: 6-8
| 485 students
Rank: #2020.
Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha Learning Center
Charter School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
8135 Kekaha Rd
Kekaha, HI 96752
(808) 337-0481
Grades: PK-12
| 55 students
Rank: n/an/a
C/o Waimea High School, 9707 T
Waimea, HI 96796
(808) 338-6800
Grades: PK-12
| 14 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Kauai County, HI?
The top ranked public schools in Kauai County, HI include Hanalei Elementary School, Koloa Elementary School and Alaka'i O Kaua'i Charter School.
How many public schools are located in Kauai County, HI?
21 public schools are located in Kauai County, HI.
What percentage of students in Kauai County, HI go to public school?
89% of all K-12 students in Kauai County, HI are educated in public schools (compared to the HI state average of 81%).
What is the racial composition of students in Kauai County, HI?
Kauai County, HI public schools minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the Hawaii public schools average of 89% (majority Asian).

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