Top 10 Best Kauai County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 21 public schools serving 9,792 students in Kauai County, HI. Kauai County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Hawaii.
The top ranked public schools in Kauai County, HI are Koloa Elementary School, Hanalei Elementary School and Elsie H Wilcox Elementary 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 38% (versus the Hawaii public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 48% (versus the 54% 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 (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Koloa Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3223 Poipu Rd
Koloa, HI 96756
(808) 742-8460
Grades: PK-5
| 340 students
Rank: #22.
Hanalei Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
5-5415 Kuhio Hwy
Hanalei, HI 96714
(808) 826-4300
Grades: PK-6
| 241 students
Rank: #33.
Elsie H Wilcox Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4319 Hardy St
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 274-3150
Grades: PK-5
| 772 students
Rank: #44.
King Kaumualii Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
4381 Hanamaulu Rd
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 241-3150
Grades: PK-5
| 584 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Kalaheo Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4400 Maka Rd
Kalaheo, HI 96741
(808) 332-6801
Grades: PK-5
| 408 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Kauai High School
Math: 37% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3577 Lala Rd
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 274-3160
Grades: 9-12
| 1,134 students
Rank: #77.
Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4431 Nuhou St
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 241-3200
Grades: 6-8
| 909 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Eleele Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4750 Uliuli Rd
Eleele, HI 96705
(808) 335-2111
Grades: PK-5
| 428 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Kilauea Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2440 Kolo Rd
Kilauea, HI 96754
(808) 828-1212
Grades: PK-6
| 288 students
Rank: #1010.
Alaka'i O Kaua'i Charter School
Charter School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2-4035 Kaumualii Hwy
Kapaa, HI 96746
(808) 635-5110
Grades: K-6
| 164 students
Rank: #1111.
Kapaa High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4695 Mailihuna Rd
Kapaa, HI 96746
(808) 821-4400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,060 students
Rank: #1212.
Kanuikapono - Pcs
Charter School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4333 Kukuihale Rd
Anahola, HI 96703
(808) 823-9160
Grades: K-12
| 233 students
Rank: #1313.
Kapaa Elementary School
Math: 35% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
4886 Kawaihau Rd
Kapaa, HI 96746
(808) 821-4424
Grades: PK-5
| 861 students
Rank: #1414.
Waimea High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
9707 Tsuchiya Rd
Waimea, HI 96796
(808) 338-6800
Grades: 9-12
| 694 students
Rank: #1515.
Kekaha Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
8140 Kekaha Rd
Kekaha, HI 96752
(808) 337-7655
Grades: PK-5
| 315 students
Rank: #1616.
Kapaa Middle School
Math: 27% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4867 Olohena Rd
Kapaa, HI 96746
(808) 821-4460
Grades: 6-8
| 591 students
Rank: #1717.
Waimea Canyon Middle School
Math: 25% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
9555 Huakai Rd
Waimea, HI 96796
(808) 338-6830
Grades: 6-8
| 500 students
Rank: #1818.
Kula Aupuni Niihau A Kahelelani Aloha - Ncpcs
Charter School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
8315 Kekaha Rd, Suite K
Kekaha, HI 96752
(808) 337-2022
Grades: PK-12
| 33 students
Rank: #1919.
Kawaikini - Ncpcs
Charter School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3-1821 J Kaumualii Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 632-2032
Grades: K-12
| 167 students
Rank: #2020.
Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha Learning Center
Charter School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
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
| 15 students

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