Waiakea High School



Waiakea High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Waiakea High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 351
10 309
11 273
12 254
UG 10

Waiakea High School is a public high school of the Hawaii Department of Education School District located in Hilo, HI. It has 1,197 students in grades 9th through 12th. Waiakea High School is the 18th largest public high school in Hawaii and the 4,804th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 15.6 to 1.

Total Students: 1,197
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 76.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 4,804th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Hawaii: 18th out of 67
Student/Teacher Rank in Hawaii: 37th out of 67
Full Time Teacher Rank in Hawaii: 16th out of 67

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Waiakea High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 605
(51%)
32,521
(48%)
 Male 592
(49%)
35,002
(52%)

Waiakea High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Pacific Islander 467
(39%)
23,062
(34%)
 Asian 357
(30%)
23,150
(34%)
 Two or More 143
(12%)
5,548
(8%)
 White 113
(9%)
8,810
(13%)
 Hispanic 105
(9%)
5,227
(8%)
 Black 10
(1%)
1,405
(2%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
321
(0%)

Waiakea High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 613
(51%)
35,851
(53%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 485
(41%)
25,420
(38%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 99
(8%)
6,252
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Waiakea High School is ranked 16th out of 66 ranked schools in Hawaii, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Waiakea High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (48.8%) is slightly higher than the state average of 46.9%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Waiakea High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1313
2006 1303
2007 1276
2008 1277
2009 1226
2010 1168
2011 1172
2012 1159
2013 1197
2014 1219
2015 1197

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.6
2006 16.7
2007 16.9
2008 17.5
2009 17
2010 16.5
2011 16.7
2012 16.7
2013 16.4
2014 16.4
2015 15.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.32520944402133
2006 0.31926323867997
2007 0.31896551724138
2008 0.35552075176194
2009 0.35562805872757
2010 0.44948630136986
2011 0.45307167235495
2012 0.46333045729077
2013 0.47535505430242
2014 0.48154224774405
2015 0.48788638262322

Compare Waiakea High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,436.8% 14.4:1
 
1,560.0% 15.6:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 46.9%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 48.8%
 

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