Hilo Union Elementary School

506 Waianuenue Ave

Hilo, HI 96720
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (808)933-0900
  • Hilo Union Elementary School serves 458 students in grades PK-6.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the HI average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 87%.
  • Hilo Union Elementary School operates within the Hawaii Department Of Education School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 458 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades PK-6
Total Students458 students
Hilo Union Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Hilo Union Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
Hilo Union Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeHilo Union Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School(HI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
Hilo Union Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
American Indian
n/an/a
Hilo Union Elementary School American Indian Students (2006-2009)
Asian
10%
31%
Hilo Union Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
21%
11%
Hilo Union Elementary School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
n/a
2%
Hilo Union Elementary School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
5%
13%
Hilo Union Elementary School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
50%
31%
Hilo Union Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2011-2015)
Two or more races
14%
11%
Hilo Union Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsHilo Union Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownHI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.680.36
Hilo Union Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
78%
40%
Hilo Union Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2015)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
10%
Hilo Union Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Hawaii Department Of Education School District's student population of 181,230 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $13,882 in this district is less than the state average of $14,234. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,991 is less than the state average of $12,295. The district spending/student has declined by 10% over four years.
School District NameHawaii Department Of Education School District
Number of Schools
Managed
288
n/a
Number of Students Managed181,230n/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue$2,565 MM$2,565 MM
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$2,216 MM$2,216 MM
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$13,882$14,234
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$11,991$12,295
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, HI Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • HiloHilo High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1224 students
    0.1 miles
    556 Waianuenue Ave
    HiloHI 96720
    (808)974-4021
    0.19-121224
  • HiloHilo Intermediate School
    Grades: 7-8 | 470 students
    0.3 miles
    587 Waianuenue Ave
    HiloHI 96720
    (808)974-4955
    0.37-8470
  • HiloConnections - New Century PcsCharter School
    Grades: KG-12 | 350 students
    0.5 miles
    174 Kamehameha Ave
    HiloHI 96720
    (808)961-3664
    0.5KG-12350
  • HiloChiefess Kapiolani Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 345 students
    1.2 miles
    966 Kilauea Ave
    HiloHI 96720
    (808)974-4160
    1.2PK-6345
  • Hilo Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 441 students
    1.6 miles
    278 Ainako Ave
    HiloHI 96720
    (808)974-4855
    1.6PK-6441

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