Waiakea High School

155 W Kawili St
Hilo, HI 96720
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Waiakea High School serves 1,256 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 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 66% (which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Waiakea High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Hawaii for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Hawaii state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 88% (majority Asian).

School Overview

Waiakea High School's student population of 1,256 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 80 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,256 students
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Total Classroom Teachers80 teachers
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School Comparison

Waiakea 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 Waiakea High School is 0.73, 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
#106 out of 289 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
30%
29%
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Hispanic
9%
14%
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Black
n/a
2%
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White
9%
12%
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Hawaiian
39%
29%
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Two or more races
13%
14%
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Diversity Score
0.730.79
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Graduation Rate
88%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
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 Waiakea High School is Connections - New Century Pcs (1.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Waiakea Intermediate School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Waiakea Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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