Waiakeawaena Elementary School

2420 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Waiakeawaena Elementary School serves 733 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Waiakeawaena Elementary 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 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 54%) 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 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 88% (majority Asian).

Top Placements

Waiakeawaena Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Hawaii for:

School Overview

Waiakeawaena Elementary School's student population of 733 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students733 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Waiakeawaena Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

Waiakeawaena Elementary 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 Waiakeawaena Elementary School is 0.78, 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
#110 out of 289 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Waiakeawaena Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
19%
29%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Waiakeawaena Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
28%
14%
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Black
n/a
2%
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White
5%
12%
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Hawaiian
25%
29%
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Two or more races
23%
14%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Waiakeawaena Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in HI.
Diversity Score
0.780.79
This chart display the diversity score of Waiakeawaena Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Waiakeawaena Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
9%
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 2017-18 school year data.
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 Waiakeawaena Elementary School is Waiakea High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Waiakea Intermediate School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Waiakea Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Hilo Waiakea Elementary School Math: 47% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 873 students
    0.9 miles
    180 W Puainako St
    Hilo, HI 96720
    (808) 981-7215
    0.9 PK-5 873
  • Hilo Waiakea Intermediate School Math: 39% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 867 students
    0.9 miles
    200 W Puainako St
    Hilo, HI 96720
    (808) 981-7231
    0.9 6-8 867
  • Hilo Waiakea High School Math: 39% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,256 student
    1.3 miles
    155 W Kawili St
    Hilo, HI 96720
    (808) 974-4888
    1.3 9-12 1,256
  • Hilo Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 342 students
    2.1 miles
    966 Kilauea Ave
    Hilo, HI 96720
    (808) 974-4160
    2.1 PK-6 342
  • Hilo Connections - New Century Pcs Charter School
    Math: 15-19% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 363 students
    3.1 miles
    174 Kamehameha Ave
    Hilo, HI 96720
    (808) 961-3664
    3.1 K-12 363

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