Keaau High School

16-725 Keaau-pahoa Rd
Keaau, HI 96749
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 1,093 students in grades 9-12, Keaau High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Hawaii for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 38%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 52%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Hawaii state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 89% (majority Asian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,093 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 88%
  • : 90% (Top 30% in HI)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), HI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Keaau High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Hawaii for:

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School Overview

Keaau High School's student population of 1,093 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 67 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,093 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
67 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Keaau High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 292 schools in Hawaii (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Keaau High School is 0.77, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.80. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (HI)
#251 out of 292 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Keaau High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
16%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Keaau 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 2021-22 school year data.
35-39%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Keaau 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 2021-22 school year data.
23%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Keaau High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
17%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Keaau High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
21%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Keaau High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Keaau High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
12%
11%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Keaau High School and the percentage of White public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
37%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Keaau High School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Two or more races
11%
18%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Keaau High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Keaau High School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Hawaii.
0.77
This chart display the diversity score of Keaau High School and the public school average diversity score of Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
90%
86%
This chart display graduation rate of Keaau High School and public school graduation rate of Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Keaau High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Keaau High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), HI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Keaau High School's ranking?
Keaau High School is ranked #251 out of 292 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Hawaii.
What schools are Keaau High School often compared to?
Keaau High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Hilo High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
16% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% HI state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% HI state average).
What is the graduation rate of Keaau High School?
The graduation rate of Keaau High School is 90%, which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 86%.
How many students attend Keaau High School?
1,093 students attend Keaau High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
37% of Keaau High School students are Hawaiian, 21% of students are Hispanic, 17% of students are Asian, 12% of students are White, 11% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Keaau High School?
Keaau High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 14:1.
What grades does Keaau High School offer ?
Keaau High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Keaau High School part of?

School Reviews

5   9/20/2010
Keaau has many opportunities for students to express their personality and develop thier strengths, music, art, fashion design and ceramics, automotive and carpentry are all popular and valuable courses offered there. The school still has a new feel to it and the parents and students have pride in our academic scholars and stellar athletes
- Posted by Teacher - river

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,093 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 88%
  • : 90% (Top 30%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), HI Dept. of Education

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