Hilo Union Elementary School

  • Hilo Union Elementary School serves 407 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 30% (which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 39% (which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Hawaii state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 87%.

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School Overview

  • Hilo Union Elementary School's student population of 407 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students407 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Hilo Union Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Hilo Union Elementary School is 0.70, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.78. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (HI)
Overall School Rank#200 out of 288 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Hilo Union Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Hilo Union Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Hilo Union Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
n/an/a
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Hilo Union Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
Asian
9%
29%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Hilo Union Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
29%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Hilo Union Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Hilo Union Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
5%
13%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Hilo Union Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hawaiian
44%
30%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Hilo Union Elementary School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
13%
13%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Hilo Union Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Hilo Union Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in HI.
Diversity Score0.700.78
This chart display the diversity score of Hilo Union Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Hilo Union Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hilo Union Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHawaii Department of Education School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, HI Dept. of Education

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