Hilo High School

556 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Hilo High School serves 1,136 students in grades 9-12.
Hilo High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Hawaii for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Hawaii state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 88% (majority Asian).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Hilo High School's student population of 1,136 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 78 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,136 students
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Total Classroom Teachers78 teachers
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School Comparison

Hilo High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 289 schools in Hawaii (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Hilo High School is 0.65, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.79. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (HI)
Overall Testing Rank
#203 out of 289 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
20%
29%
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Hispanic
6%
14%
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Black
1%
2%
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White
11%
12%
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Hawaiian
54%
29%
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Two or more races
7%
14%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Hilo High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in HI.
Diversity Score
0.650.79
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Graduation Rate
86%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
9%
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 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHawaii Department Of Education School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, HI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Hilo High School is Connections - New Century Pcs (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hilo Intermediate School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hilo Union Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Hilo Hilo Union Elementary School Math: 29% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 417 students
    0.1 miles
    506 Waianuenue Ave
    Hilo, HI 96720
    (808) 933-0900
    0.1 PK-6 417
  • Hilo Hilo Intermediate School Math: 41% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 506 students
    0.2 miles
    587 Waianuenue Ave
    Hilo, HI 96720
    (808) 974-4955
    0.2 7-8 506
  • Hilo Connections - New Century Pcs Charter School
    Math: 15-19% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 363 students
    0.6 miles
    174 Kamehameha Ave
    Hilo, HI 96720
    (808) 961-3664
    0.6 K-12 363
  • Hilo Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 342 students
    1.2 miles
    966 Kilauea Ave
    Hilo, HI 96720
    (808) 974-4160
    1.2 PK-6 342
  • Hilo Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-6 | 450 students
    1.5 miles
    278 Ainako Ave
    Hilo, HI 96720
    (808) 974-4855
    1.5 PK-6 450

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