Kahakai Elementary School

  • Kahakai Elementary School serves 742 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 47% (which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 53% (which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Hawaii state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 87%.

School Overview

  • Kahakai Elementary School's student population of 742 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students742 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Kahakai Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Kahakai Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Kahakai Elementary School is 0.78, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.37. 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#90 out of 288 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Kahakai 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)
53%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kahakai 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 Ratio17:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Kahakai 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 Kahakai Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Asian
14%
29%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Kahakai Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
23%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Kahakai 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 Kahakai Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
White
18%
13%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Kahakai Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hawaiian
33%
30%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Kahakai 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
12%
13%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Kahakai 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 Kahakai Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in HI.
Diversity Score0.780.37
This chart display the diversity score of Kahakai 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
52%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Kahakai 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
9%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kahakai 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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Just moved here from Mainland in April. We thought my child would be ahead of curriculum here after reading so many dismal comments about this school and the test scores... I was pleasantly surprised to find that she was behind! I feel Kahakai is an excellent school and the office staff are wonderful! My children attended the summer school program as well and it was a wonderful experience. We look forward to returning in the fall.
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