Waiakea Elementary School

180 W Puainako St

Hilo, HI 96720
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (808)981-7215
  • Waiakea Elementary School serves 814 students in grades PK-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the HI average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 87%.
  • Waiakea Elementary School operates within the Hawaii Department Of Education School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 814 students has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades PK-5
Total Students814 students
Waiakea Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Waiakea Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
Waiakea Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeWaiakea Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.77 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 Ratio17:116:1
Waiakea Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
American Indian
n/an/a
Waiakea Elementary School American Indian Students (2005-2008)
Asian
23%
31%
Waiakea Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
16%
11%
Waiakea Elementary School Black Students (1990-2015)
Black
n/a
2%
Waiakea Elementary School Black Students (1988-2012)
White
6%
13%
Waiakea Elementary School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
34%
31%
Waiakea Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2011-2015)
Two or more races
21%
11%
Waiakea Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsWaiakea Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownHI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.770.36
Waiakea Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
40%
Waiakea Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2015)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
10%
Waiakea Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Hawaii Department Of Education School District's student population of 181,230 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $13,882 in this district is less than the state average of $14,234. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,991 is less than the state average of $12,295. The district spending/student has declined by 10% over four years.
School District NameHawaii Department Of Education School District
Number of Schools
Managed
288
n/a
Number of Students Managed181,230n/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue$2,565 MM$2,565 MM
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$2,216 MM$2,216 MM
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$13,882$14,234
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$11,991$12,295
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, HI Dept. of Education

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    0.1 miles
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    (808)981-7231
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  • HiloWaiakea High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1219 students
    0.5 miles
    155 W Kawili St
    HiloHI 96720
    (808)974-4888
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  • HiloWaiakeawaena Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 667 students
    0.9 miles
    2420 Kilauea Ave
    HiloHI 96720
    (808)981-7200
    0.9PK-5667
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    Grades: PK-6 | 345 students
    1.4 miles
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    HiloHI 96720
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