Waimea Canyon Middle School

9555 Huakai Rd
Waimea, HI 96796
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Waimea Canyon Middle School serves 485 students in grades 6-8.
Waimea Canyon Middle 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 11% (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 30% (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 94% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 89% (majority Asian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 485 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in HI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 11% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), HI Dept. of Education

School Overview

Waimea Canyon Middle School's student population of 485 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
485 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
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School Rankings

Waimea Canyon Middle 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 Waimea Canyon Middle School is 0.77, 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
#262 out of 292 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
29%
26%
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Hispanic
18%
18%
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Black
n/a
1%
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White
6%
11%
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Hawaiian
31%
26%
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Two or more races
16%
18%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.77
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), HI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Waimea Canyon Middle School's ranking?
Waimea Canyon Middle School is ranked #262 out of 292 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Hawaii.
What schools are Waimea Canyon Middle School often compared to?
Waimea Canyon Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, Kapaa Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
11% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% HI state average), while 30% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% HI state average).
How many students attend Waimea Canyon Middle School?
485 students attend Waimea Canyon Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
31% of Waimea Canyon Middle School students are Hawaiian, 29% of students are Asian, 18% of students are Hispanic, 16% of students are Two or more races, and 6% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Waimea Canyon Middle School?
Waimea Canyon Middle School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 14:1.
What grades does Waimea Canyon Middle School offer ?
Waimea Canyon Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Waimea Canyon Middle School part of?
Waimea Canyon Middle School is part of Hawaii Department Of Education School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 485 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 11% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), HI Dept. of Education

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