Kapaa High School

  • Kapaa High School serves 1,082 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (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 65% (which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Kapaa 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 top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Hawaii state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 88%.

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School Overview

  • Kapaa High School's student population of 1,082 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 69 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,082 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Kapaa High School
Total Classroom Teachers69 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Kapaa High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 288 schools in Hawaii (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Kapaa High School is 0.77, 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 School Rank (16-17)#147 out of 288 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Kapaa High 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)
65%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kapaa High 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 Ratio16:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Kapaa High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
1%
n/a
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Kapaa High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Asian
21%
29%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Kapaa High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
9%
14%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Kapaa High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Kapaa High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
26%
12%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Kapaa High School and the percentage of White public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
33%
29%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Kapaa High School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
10%
14%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Kapaa High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Kapaa High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in HI.
Diversity Score0.770.79
This chart display the diversity score of Kapaa High School and the public school average diversity score of Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
91%
83%
This chart display graduation rate of Kapaa High School and public school graduation rate of Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Kapaa High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kapaa 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

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