Waiakeawaena Elementary School

2420 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Waiakeawaena Elementary School serves 696 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Waiakeawaena Elementary 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Hawaii state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 89% (majority Asian and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 696 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in HI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), HI Dept. of Education

School Overview

Waiakeawaena Elementary School's student population of 696 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
696 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
54 teachers
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School Rankings

Waiakeawaena Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 292 schools in Hawaii (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Waiakeawaena Elementary School is 0.76, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.80. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (HI)
Overall Testing Rank
#172 out of 292 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
12%
26%
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Hispanic
29%
18%
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Black
n/a
1%
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White
5%
11%
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Hawaiian
23%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Waiakeawaena Elementary School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Two or more races
31%
18%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.76
This chart display the diversity score of Waiakeawaena Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Waiakeawaena Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), HI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Waiakeawaena Elementary School's ranking?
Waiakeawaena Elementary School is ranked #172 out of 292 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Hawaii.
What schools are Waiakeawaena Elementary School often compared to?
Waiakeawaena Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Waiakea Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
26% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% HI state average), while 43% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% HI state average).
How many students attend Waiakeawaena Elementary School?
696 students attend Waiakeawaena Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
31% of Waiakeawaena Elementary School students are Two or more races, 29% of students are Hispanic, 23% of students are Hawaiian, 12% of students are Asian, and 5% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Waiakeawaena Elementary School?
Waiakeawaena Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 14:1.
What grades does Waiakeawaena Elementary School offer ?
Waiakeawaena Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Waiakeawaena Elementary School part of?
Waiakeawaena Elementary School is part of Hawaii Department Of Education School District.

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Spring Break (Events)
March 18, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day for Students (Events)
May 30, 2024 (Thursday)
Last Day for Teachers (Events)
May 31, 2024 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 696 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), HI Dept. of Education

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