School Details

Maui High School

660 South Lono Ave, Kahului, HI 96732
(808) 873-3000
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 1826 students 18 students/teacher (HI avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

41%
46%
62%
69%

Hawaii State Assessment (HSA)

In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. The HSA is a standards-based test that measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Hawaii. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hawaii Department Of Education average
  • Hawaii state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Maui High School is a public high school in Kahului. 1,826 students attend Maui High School and identify as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 41% of the 1,826 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Maui High School is 18:1. Henry Perrine Baldwin High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 6% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 56% 34%
Asian 56% %
Multiracial 5% 8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 21% 34%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 14%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Without a doubt the best high school in STEM on the island including the private and charter schools. The standardized test scores are not stellar but that's because just like any large public high school many students simply don't care for their education. For those that do care this school is great.

  • (1 year ago)

    My family relocated to Maui my daughter's senior year she was nervous about transferring to brand new school to complete High School. I am grateful to report that Baldwin High School made this transition as seamless as possible. Such a welcoming staff from enrollment to years end! She had a counselor with a kind and understanding heart listening ear and truly invested in my daughter. Her teachers were gracious students welcoming and we are all excited to attend her graduation ceremony. thank you Baldwin HS!

  • (1 year ago)

    I learn a lot and the teachers help you out when you need it. Friends are easy to make and there are different kinds. Sport and Clubs are enjoyable. Mainly Key Club Interact and other academies like DECA or HOSA. The only problem is when its raining the school gets flooded. Most of the school is covered in grass and mud. I wish there were concrete and shade like Baldwin. The school assembly can often get crowded also. Sometimes students sit on the ground since the population at Maui High is slowly increasing. Other than that its a wonderful school.

  • (1 year ago)

    If your child is a special needs student this school is not for you. These students are on the outskirts of the campus there is no inclusion for them in elective classes such as art pe etc. They are in THEIR OWN classes together. It is unfortunate because both the special needs & general population could profit from being placed together. Unfortunately they have TERRIBLE SMALL-MINDED personnel in charge of the special education department with no vision. They have antiquated thinkers of what a child with special needs can accomplish. However there are a few exceptional personnel who work within the limitations of those who administrate the special education department & do not restrict special needs students from reaching their maximum potential. They work within the confines of these people. The exceptional people are our children's super heroes who create an endless possibilty for their future! For regular education students it is a superb school. If the school could only do what they do for the general education population and do the same with the special needs population this school would be awesome!

  • (2 years ago)

    Maui High's has many classes and is apart of the 10% of schools that actually has an AP Computer Science class. This school is very strong in technology science and math thanks to their STEM program. They have many programs and equipment for you to use in their learning center such as cameras tripods 3D cameras Shotgun mics powerful computers Adobe PS Adobe AE Adobe Flash Maya 3D Program and so much more. Their clubs are also very strong in what they do whether it be robotics band or video. They also spread out their holidays and breaks very creatively which makes you feel that the school year is shorter and less stressful. The AP teachers are very well... good at teaching! Mr. Kondo's class is so organized and planned out that you get the most out of his class. Mr. Imada's class is very creative and diverse. He teaches many things like AP Computer Science AP Physics IET and more. He approaches his class with a friendly atmosphere and cracks a few funny jokes now and then which helps you relax about the class and have fun.

  • (2 years ago)

    Every school has its' own strengths and weaknesses. One of the schools' greatest strengths were the science and technology-related courses and resources. I was exposed to new technology video-editing and design software computer programming and so much more. I can honestly attest to the fact that my current success and continuation in my academic studies began in Mr. Gima's video production course. What amazes me is the fact that I didn't even realize how much I was learning and gaining until more recently. As a current university-level educator I find myself applauding Mr. Gima's non-traditional teaching methods. He gave his students the tools to succeed and allowed us to create our own projects. I had a number of positive experiences with certain AP teachers and can say that I was challenged intellectually. There were however a few issues surrounding gangs drugs and favoritism amongst certain student groups and teachers. Despite the "weaknesses" I've listed I can honestly say that the counselors teachers and administration were supportive and caring. It is important for students to take initiative and motivate themselves to succeed. The resources are there!

  • (3 years ago)

    Terrible. The teachers (most not all) seemed completely indifferent about if I was learning or not. The students were very violent and rude. Once while i was studying there were a group of people nearby being very loud. All i did was turn around and ask nicely " would you please quiet down a bit I need to study." and then several people were screaming at me about how I should move instead. During my one year there after which i couldn't stand it there were several fights some which security did not do anything about. I'm glad I left its the best decision i made.

  • (4 years ago)

    Easy to understand the teachers learn a lot challenging projects like the senior project and i learn a lot of knowledge to be ready for college. One of the best schools in Maui. Let's go Sabers!

  • (5 years ago)

    very excellent advanced placement classes

  • (5 years ago)

    i think it is a exellent skoo because it has more oppurtonities and its getting better

  • (7 years ago)

    I learned so much about various trades and technologies at this school. Students should feel blessed to have so many opportunities that others do not have in this country

  • (7 years ago)

    I have been teaching at Maui High School for close to nine years and I can honestly say I wouldn't want to teach any place else! It is a great school that strives to challenge all of our different students. From those with limited English proficiency to those who are ivy league bound we have a program for each. Don't let the negative press kid you. We are an awesome school!

  • (7 years ago)

    I think this school should have five stars.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am able to say honestly that the time I spent at Maui High was not time well spent. I was a part of the graduating class of 2006 and during the time I was enrolled at Maui High School they had problems with gangs graffiti white pride and those are just a few of the schools problems. My mother would receive notices in the mail saying that I had missed classes even though I had been in school that day and my classmates had seen me in class! Maui High failed me during my senior year because one teacher failed to correct my homework because he was having problems with his personal life.

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