Waiakea Elementary School

180 W Puainako St

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

Tel: (808)981-7215
  • Waiakea Elementary School serves 816 students in grades PK-5.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), 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 816 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 53 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades PK-5
Total Students816 students
Waiakea Elementary School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Waiakea Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
Waiakea Elementary School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeWaiakea Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(HI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ration/a16:1
Waiakea Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
American Indian
n/an/a
Waiakea Elementary School American Indian Students (2005-2008)
Asian
19%
30%
Waiakea Elementary School Asian Students (1989-2016)
Hispanic
21%
12%
Waiakea Elementary School Black Students (1988-2016)
Black
n/a
2%
Waiakea Elementary School Black Students (1988-2012)
White
5%
13%
Waiakea Elementary School White Students (1989-2016)
Hawaiian
31%
30%
Waiakea Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2011-2016)
Two or more races
24%
12%
Waiakea Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsWaiakea Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownHI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.770.78
Waiakea Elementary School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
40%
Waiakea Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
10%
Waiakea Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

District Comparison

  • Hawaii Department Of Education School District's student population of 181,995 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District NameHawaii Department Of Education School District
Number of Schools
Managed
290
n/a
Number of Students Managed181,995n/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue$2,565 MMn/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$2,216 MMn/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$13,882n/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$11,991n/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2016 (latest year available) NCES, HI Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • HiloWaiakea Intermediate SchoolCharter School
    Grades: 6-8 | 858 students
    0.1 miles
    200 W Puainako St
    HiloHI 96720
    (808)981-7231
    0.16-8858
  • HiloWaiakea High SchoolCharter School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1197 students
    0.5 miles
    155 W Kawili St
    HiloHI 96720
    (808)974-4888
    0.59-121197
  • HiloWaiakeawaena Elementary SchoolCharter School
    Grades: PK-5 | 712 students
    0.9 miles
    2420 Kilauea Ave
    HiloHI 96720
    (808)981-7200
    0.9PK-5712
  • HiloChiefess Kapiolani Elementary SchoolCharter School
    Grades: PK-6 | 346 students
    1.4 miles
    966 Kilauea Ave
    HiloHI 96720
    (808)974-4160
    1.4PK-6346
  • HiloConnections - New Century PcsCharter School
    Grades: KG-12 | 359 students
    2.3 miles
    174 Kamehameha Ave
    HiloHI 96720
    (808)961-3664
    2.3KG-12359

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