Top 10 Best Kauai County Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 21 public schools serving 9,856 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 Hanalei Elementary School, Koloa Elementary School and Kilauea 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 40% (versus the Hawaii public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (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 85% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the Hawaii public school average of 88% (majority Asian).

Top Kauai County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Hanalei Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    5-5415 Kuhio Hwy
    Hanalei, HI 96714
    (808) 826-4300

    Grades: PK-6 | 286 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Koloa Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3223 Poipu Rd
    Koloa, HI 96756
    (808) 742-8460

    Grades: PK-5 | 381 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Kilauea Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2440 Kolo Rd
    Kilauea, HI 96754
    (808) 828-1212

    Grades: PK-6 | 315 students
  • Rank: #44.
    King Kaumualii Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    4381 Hanamaulu Rd
    Lihue, HI 96766
    (808) 241-3150

    Grades: PK-5 | 619 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Math: 46% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    4431 Nuhou St
    Lihue, HI 96766
    (808) 241-3200

    Grades: 6-8 | 963 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha Learning Center - A Laboratory Pcs Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    8135 Kekaha Rd
    Kekaha, HI 96752
    (808) 337-0481

    Grades: PK-12 | 54 students
  • Rank: #7-87.-8.
    Kanuikapono Learning Center Charter School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    4333 Kukuihale Rd
    Anahola, HI 96703
    (808) 822-9032

    Grades: K-12 | 194 students
  • Rank: #7-87.-8.
    Waimea High School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    9707 Tsuchiya Rd
    Waimea, HI 96796
    (808) 338-6800

    Grades: 9-12 | 577 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Elsie H Wilcox Elementary School Math: 45% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    4319 Hardy St
    Lihue, HI 96766
    (808) 274-3150

    Grades: PK-5 | 811 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Eleele Elementary School Math: 49% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4750 Uliuli Rd
    Eleele, HI 96705
    (808) 335-2111

    Grades: PK-5 | 488 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Kalaheo Elementary School Math: 43% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4400 Maka Rd
    Kalaheo, HI 96741
    (808) 332-6801

    Grades: PK-5 | 452 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Kapaa High School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4695 Mailihuna Rd
    Kapaa, HI 96746
    (808) 821-4400

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,082 student
  • Rank: #1313.
    Kauai High School Math: 32% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3577 Lala Rd
    Lihue, HI 96766
    (808) 274-3160

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,126 student
  • Rank: #1414.
    Kapaa Middle School Math: 32% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4867 Olohena Rd
    Kapaa, HI 96746
    (808) 821-4460

    Grades: 6-8 | 586 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Kapaa Elementary School Math: 33% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4886 Kawaihau Rd
    Kapaa, HI 96746
    (808) 821-4424

    Grades: PK-5 | 928 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    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 | 341 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Waimea Canyon Middle School Math: 22% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    9555 Huakai Rd
    Waimea, HI 96796
    (808) 338-6830

    Grades: 6-8 | 447 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Kawaikini Ncpcs Charter School
    Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3-1821 J Kaumualii Hwy
    Lihue, HI 96766
    (808) 632-2032

    Grades: K-12 | 147 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Kula Aupuni Niihau A Kahelelani Aloha - Ncpcs Charter School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    8315 Kekaha Rd, Suite K
    Kekaha, HI 96752
    (808) 337-2022

    Grades: PK-12 | 50 students
  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Alaka'i O Kaua'i Charter School Charter School
    2-4035 Kaumualii Hwy
    Kapaa, HI 96746
    (808) 635-5110

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.C/o Waimea High School, 9707 T
    Waimea, HI 96796
    (808) 338-6800

    Grades: PK-12 | 9 students
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