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About This School

Prince David Kawananakoa Middle School is a public middle school in Honolulu. 864 students go to Prince David Kawananakoa Middle School and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander, Multiracial, and Asian. 54% of the 864 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Prince David Kawananakoa Middle School is 17:1. Cathedral Catholic Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Japanese
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • P.E. classes
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 90% 73%
Multiracial 7% %
Asian 64% %
Hispanic 3% 5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 23% %
White, non-Hispanic 2% 19%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 42%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The transition for kids that are new or not from the local feeder schools in the area is a difficult one the 1st year. Bullying exists in every setting & rather than gloss it over it's important for parents to take immediate action w/ the principal. She is active in resolving incidents & having her VPs intercede. The good thing is that your child will have many chances to meet other terrific kids and enjoy the quality teachers & experiences. My son met lifelong friends & yes had tough life lessons to learn about dealing w/ bullies as did I as his mom.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am an 8th grade student at Kawananakoa and I love it. It has many electives to choose from and bullying isn't really a problem here. We have an activity to choose from every month such as sports movies quiet games and other activities. This school has many clubs and teams to sign up to and is a really great school to go to.

  • (1 year ago)

    its early just 3 mths into it and its been a big change for my son from manoa elementary system. he's struggled first with a bully situation and the principal took immediate action when i emailed- same day. so that was good. but he's struggling with his grades (never has before). I feel my son a little lost at this school. and he feels the need to protect himself. he doesn't feel safe. so far so good as far as actual events. but the sense i get from my son is that he's not happy here. may just not be the right fit for him. but they have a GREAT band program. teacher is tough but he definately knows what he's doing. hoping as time goes on he'll make more relationships and feel better adjusted since it is early and this is middle school now. Big changes for our kids at this age!

  • (2 years ago)

    I love this school and they have great activities such as monthly activity and sports. There is also Saturday school for kids who misbehave to do community service. This school is the best school I ever been to.

  • (3 years ago)

    Kawananakoa is an EXCELLENT school due to the principal teachers and staff that work there! My son has already moved on to high school but my daughter is still there and they both enjoy(ed) it. They have a great PTSA and a lot of support.

  • (4 years ago)

    I really feel like the staff cares about the well being and academic success of my child.

  • (4 years ago)

    They have a very good curriculum and a principal that is on the ball.

  • (5 years ago)

    Kawananakoa is one of the only middle schools in Honolulu with a Blue Ribbon award for its wonderful science program. The PSTA is very active and supportive of KMS teachers and staff.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is awesome. Everyone is happy there and the teachers work hard. The teachers are fun and you can get a quality education there. Anyone there is sure to make friends.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter thrived in her 3 years here. She started as a shy girl and blossomed into a confident outgoing teenager. She had supportive and dedicated teachers who helped her reach her potential. Academically there Science program (and their camping Kauai Maui and DC trip) and extracurricular programs fromRobotics to Orchestra to Drama make this school a cut above the rest.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child loved his teachers and the elective programs. He had good Math English Reading and Science teachers. The art and multimedia program was his favorites. And there was many extramural sport activities to get involved in.

  • (7 years ago)

    If willing to push themselves students will experience a very quality education. Kawananakoa's band and orchestra are great.

  • (8 years ago)

    I really think that Kawananakoa Middle School is the best school I've ever been to. It's also because of the teachers staff and ect. This school taught me a lot and either if I get a successful job in the future or not I'll always go back and say Thanks to the teacher for teaching me so much. The orchestra and the band I could say are awesome. Art class is just fun! P.E. rocks! As I could say Japanese could have been one of my FAVORITE subjects. It's cool learning about another culture because you get to learn a lot of stuff and maybe experience how that place is after learning about it and most importantly the language. The field trips are fantastic probably because the teachers and chaperons make it fun. I hope that other students that go to Kawananakoa have a fun time learning because you can learn!

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