Waimea Elementary School

67-1225 Mamalahoa Hwy
Kamuela, HI 96743
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Waimea Elementary School serves 530 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Waimea 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is lower than the Hawaii state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower 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 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Hawaii state average of 88% (majority Asian).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Waimea Elementary School's student population of 530 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students530 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Waimea Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

Waimea Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 Waimea Elementary School is 0.72, 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
#231 out of 289 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
9%
29%
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Hispanic
19%
14%
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Black
n/a
2%
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White
6%
12%
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Hawaiian
44%
29%
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Two or more races
22%
14%
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Diversity Score
0.720.79
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Waimea 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 Waimea Elementary School is Kanu O Ka Aina - New Century Pcs (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Waimea Middle - Pccs (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Kamuela Waimea Middle - Pccs Charter School
    Math: 31% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 258 students
    0.0 miles
    67-1229 Mamalahoa Hwy
    Kamuela, HI 96743
    (808) 887-6090
    0 6-8 258
  • Kamuela Kanu O Ka Aina - New Century Pcs Charter School
    Math: 24% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 559 students
    0.4 miles
    64-1043 Hiiaka St
    Kamuela, HI 96743
    (808) 887-8144
    0.4 K-12 559
  • Waikoloa Waikoloa Elementary And Middle School Math: 32% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 829 students
    9.0 miles
    68-1730 Hooko St
    Waikoloa, HI 96738
    (808) 883-6808
    9 PK-8 829
  • Honokaa Honokaa Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 373 students
    14.2 miles
    45-534 Pakalana St
    Honokaa, HI 96727
    (808) 775-8820
    14.2 PK-6 373
  • Honokaa Honokaa High & Intermediate School Math: 28% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 652 students
    14.2 miles
    45-527 Pakalana St
    Honokaa, HI 96727
    (808) 775-8800
    14.2 7-12 652

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