Kapalama Elementary School

  • Kapalama Elementary School serves 605 students in grades PK-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the HI average of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 87%.
  • Kapalama Elementary School operates within the Hawaii Department Of Education School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 605 students has declined by 12% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 36 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2009)
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 605 students
Kapalama Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Kapalama Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Kapalama Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Kapalama Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.51 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 Ratio 17:1 17:1
Kapalama Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
67%
31%
Kapalama Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
2%
11%
Kapalama Elementary School Black Students (1990-2015)
Black
n/a
2%
Kapalama Elementary School Black Students (1988-1991)
White
1%
13%
Kapalama Elementary School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
19%
31%
Kapalama Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2015)
Two or more races
11%
11%
Kapalama Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Kapalama Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown HI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.51 0.36
Kapalama Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
41%
40%
Kapalama Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
17%
10%
Kapalama Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Hawaii Department Of Education School District's student population of 181,230 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Hawaii Department Of Education School District
Number of Schools
Managed
288
n/a
Number of Students Managed 181,230 n/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $2,697 MM n/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $2,515 MM n/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $14,434 n/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $13,462 n/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, HI Dept. of Education

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