Waiakea High School

  • Waiakea High School serves 1,219 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the HI average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 87%.
  • Waiakea High School operates within the Hawaii Department Of Education School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1219 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 75 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,219 students
Waiakea High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Waiakea High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
Waiakea High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeWaiakea High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(HI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
Waiakea High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
American Indian
n/an/a
Waiakea High School American Indian Students (2004-2012)
Asian
33%
31%
Waiakea High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
7%
11%
Waiakea High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
n/a
2%
Waiakea High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
9%
13%
Waiakea High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
39%
31%
Waiakea High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2015)
Two or more races
12%
11%
Waiakea High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsWaiakea High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownHI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.720.77
Waiakea High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
39%
40%
Waiakea High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
10%
Waiakea High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Hawaii Department Of Education School District's student population of 181,230 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 75% has decreased from 95% over five 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)
Graduation Rate75%n/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District Graduation Rate (2000-2010)
District Total Revenue$2,697 MMn/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending$2,515 MMn/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student$14,434n/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student$13,462n/a
Hawaii Department Of Education School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, HI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

 All Schools  High Schools High Schools  Middle Schools Middle Schools  Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  Preschools Preschools  Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • HiloWaiakea Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 814 students
    0.5 miles
    180 W Puainako St
    HiloHI 96720
    (808)981-7215
    0.5PK-5814
  • HiloWaiakea Intermediate School
    Grades: 6-8 | 848 students
    0.5 miles
    200 W Puainako St
    HiloHI 96720
    (808)981-7231
    0.56-8848
  • HiloChiefess Kapiolani Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 345 students
    0.9 miles
    966 Kilauea Ave
    HiloHI 96720
    (808)974-4160
    0.9PK-6345
  • HiloWaiakeawaena Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 667 students
    1.3 miles
    2420 Kilauea Ave
    HiloHI 96720
    (808)981-7200
    1.3PK-5667
  • HiloConnections - New Century Pcs
    Grades: KG-12 | 350 students
    1.8 miles
    174 Kamehameha Ave
    HiloHI 96720
    (808)961-3664
    1.8KG-12350

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
September 19, 2017
Though many students move straight into college after high school, there is some benefit to taking a "gap year". Keep reading to learn what a gap year is and how it might benefit you.
September 12, 2017
Homework has become deeply ingrained in the U.S. educational system, but how much homework is too much and how can you create a healthy environment for your child to do schoolwork at home?
September 08, 2017
Learn about single-sex education in public schools.