Hilo High School

556 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Hilo High School serves 1,322 students in grades 9-12.
Hilo High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Hawaii for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-29% (which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-79% (which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Hawaii state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 89% (majority Asian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,322 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80% (Btm 50% in HI)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-79% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), HI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Hilo High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Hawaii for:

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Hilo High School's student population of 1,322 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 84 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,322 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
84 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Hilo High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 292 schools in Hawaii (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Hilo High School is 0.68, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.80. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (HI)
Overall Testing Rank
#95 out of 292 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-29%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-79%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
16%
26%
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Hispanic
15%
18%
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Black
n/a
1%
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White
8%
11%
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Hawaiian
51%
26%
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Two or more races
10%
18%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in HI.
Diversity Score
0.68
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Graduation Rate
80%
86%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Hilo High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hilo High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), HI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hilo High School's ranking?
Hilo High School is ranked #95 out of 292 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Hawaii.
What schools are Hilo High School often compared to?
Hilo High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Waiakea High School, Keaau High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% HI state average), while 70-79% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% HI state average).
What is the graduation rate of Hilo High School?
The graduation rate of Hilo High School is 80%, which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 86%.
How many students attend Hilo High School?
1,322 students attend Hilo High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
51% of Hilo High School students are Hawaiian, 16% of students are Asian, 15% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Two or more races, and 8% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Hilo High School?
Hilo High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 14:1.
What grades does Hilo High School offer ?
Hilo High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Hilo High School part of?

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Spring Break (Events)
March 18, 2024 (Monday)
Spring Break (Events)
March 19, 2024 (Tuesday)
Spring Break (Events)
March 20, 2024 (Wednesday)
Spring Break (Events)
March 21, 2024 (Thursday)
Spring Break (Events)
March 22, 2024 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,322 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-79% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), HI Dept. of Education

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