200 W Puainako St
Hilo, HI 96720
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Waiakea Intermediate School serves 867 students in grades 6-8.
Waiakea Intermediate School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Hawaii for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to 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 Intermediate School's student population of 867 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 56 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
867 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
56 teachers
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School Rankings

Waiakea Intermediate School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 289 schools in Hawaii (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Waiakea Intermediate School is 0.75, 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 Data
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State Level (HI)
Overall Testing Rank
#161 out of 289 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
28%
29%
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Hispanic
13%
14%
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Black
n/a
2%
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White
9%
12%
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Hawaiian
37%
29%
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Two or more races
13%
14%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.75
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
9%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, HI Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 867 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in HI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.75 (Btm 50%)

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