Kohala High School

54-3611 Akoni Pule Hwy
Kapaau, HI 96755
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Kohala High School serves 253 students in grades 9-12.
Kohala High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Hawaii for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-39% (which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-79% (which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Hawaii state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 88% (majority Asian).

Top Placements

Kohala High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Hawaii for:

School Overview

Kohala High School's student population of 253 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students253 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

Kohala High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 289 schools in Hawaii (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Kohala High School is 0.71, 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 Testing Rank
#101 out of 289 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-39%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-79%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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American Indian
2%
n/a
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Asian
32%
29%
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Hispanic
5%
14%
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Black
n/a
2%
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White
16%
12%
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Hawaiian
40%
29%
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Two or more races
5%
14%
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Diversity Score
0.710.79
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Graduation Rate
80-89%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
9%
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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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Kohala High School is Kanu O Ka Aina - New Century Pcs (17.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Kohala Middle School (2.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kohala Elementary School (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Kapaau Kohala Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 330 students
    0.0 miles
    54-3609 Akoni Pule Hwy
    Kapaau, HI 96755
    (808) 889-7100
    0 PK-5 330
  • Kapaau Kohala Middle School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 179 students
    2.7 miles
    53-4155 Akoni Pule Hwy
    Kapaau, HI 96755
    (808) 889-7119
    2.7 6-8 179
  • Kamuela Kanu O Ka Aina - New Century Pcs Charter School
    Math: 24% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 559 students
    17.7 miles
    64-1043 Hiiaka St
    Kamuela, HI 96743
    (808) 887-8144
    17.7 K-12 559
  • Kamuela Waimea Elementary School Math: 34% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 530 students
    18.0 miles
    67-1225 Mamalahoa Hwy
    Kamuela, HI 96743
    (808) 887-7636
    18 PK-5 530
  • Kamuela Waimea Middle - Pccs Charter School
    Math: 31% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 258 students
    18.0 miles
    67-1229 Mamalahoa Hwy
    Kamuela, HI 96743
    (808) 887-6090
    18 6-8 258

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