Kalihi Waena Elementary School

  • Kalihi Waena Elementary School serves 487 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 32% (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 36% (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.

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School Overview

  • Kalihi Waena Elementary School's student population of 487 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students487 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Kalihi Waena Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Kalihi Waena Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Kalihi Waena Elementary School is 0.60, 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#239 out of 288 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Kalihi Waena 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)
36%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kalihi Waena 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 Kalihi Waena Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
52%
29%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Kalihi Waena Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
2%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Kalihi Waena 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 Kalihi Waena Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
White
n/a
13%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Kalihi Waena Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Hawaiian
36%
30%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Kalihi Waena 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
10%
13%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Kalihi Waena Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in HI.
Diversity Score0.600.37
This chart display the diversity score of Kalihi Waena 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
62%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Kalihi Waena 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
14%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kalihi Waena 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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This school is against parents. No support towards helping or caring for your child. Since half of the kids come from public housing the staff could careless. I had thought this school was great for my kids but boy was I wrong. If your child is 2nd grade and below, then your child is not able to part take in any school sports. It is only available to higher grades. They don't go by age, its done by grades. Such a bummer. DO NOT ALLOW YOUR CHILD TO ATTEND HERE!
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