Waialua Elementary School

67-020 Waialua Beach Rd
Waialua, HI 96791
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Waialua Elementary School serves 472 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Waialua Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Hawaii for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 59% (which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Hawaii state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 89% (majority Asian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 472 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in HI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), HI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Waialua Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Hawaii for:

School Overview

Waialua Elementary School's student population of 472 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
472 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Waialua Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Waialua Elementary School is 0.79, 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
#33 out of 292 schools
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Waialua Elementary School, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Waialua Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Waialua 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 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
13%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Waialua Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
21%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Waialua Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Waialua Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
White
29%
11%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Waialua Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
13%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Waialua 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
24%
18%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Waialua Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in HI.
Diversity Score
0.79
This chart display the diversity score of Waialua 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
39%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Waialua Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Hawaii by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Waialua 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 Waialua Elementary School's ranking?
Waialua Elementary School is ranked #33 out of 292 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Hawaii.
What schools are Waialua Elementary School often compared to?
Waialua Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Sunset Beach Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% HI state average), while 65% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% HI state average).
How many students attend Waialua Elementary School?
472 students attend Waialua Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
29% of Waialua Elementary School students are White, 24% of students are Two or more races, 21% of students are Hispanic, 13% of students are Asian, and 13% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Waialua Elementary School?
Waialua Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 14:1.
What grades does Waialua Elementary School offer ?
Waialua Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Waialua Elementary School part of?
Waialua Elementary School is part of Hawaii Department Of Education School District.

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Date
No School - Spring Break
March 18, 2024 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 472 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), HI Dept. of Education

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