Waialae Elementary - Pcs

  • Waialae Elementary - Pcs serves 507 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 56% (which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 51% (which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Hawaii state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 87%.

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Waialae Elementary - Pcs places among the top 20% of public schools in Hawaii for:

School Overview

  • Waialae Elementary - Pcs's student population of 507 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students507 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Waialae Elementary - Pcs's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Waialae Elementary - Pcs is 0.73, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.78. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (HI)
Overall School Rank#70 out of 288 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Waialae Elementary - Pcs 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
43%
29%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Waialae Elementary - Pcs and the percentage of Asian public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
12%
13%
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Black
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Waialae Elementary - Pcs and the percentage of Black public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
22%
13%
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Hawaiian
9%
30%
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Two or more races
14%
13%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Waialae Elementary - Pcs.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in HI.
Diversity Score0.730.78
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Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Waialae Elementary - Pcs and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Waialae Elementary - Pcs and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHawaii Department of Education School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, HI Dept. of Education

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We fully recommend Wai'alae! Wai'alae passes all No Child Left Behind Standards but also has been able to retain all of the fun supplemental classes such as music, art, PE, and Hawaiian that other schools have had to cut out. The campus is beautiful and very well-kept, and this is carried out in the classrooms through lessons about gardening, the environment, and nutrition. Herbs and veggies grown in the schools' garden are used by the chef in the cafeteria! And the food is yummy including an all-you-can-eat fruit and salad bar! Wai'alae even has an after-school garden club!
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