Kohala High School

543611 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kapaau, HI 96755
(808) 889-7117

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Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 266 students 12 students/teacher (HI avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade


Hawaii State Assessment (HSA)

In 2012-2013 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grade 10 in biology. 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

Kohala High School is a public high school in Hawi. 266 children attend Kohala High School and identify primarily as Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Asian. 61% of the 266 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Kohala High School is 12:1. Hawaii Preparatory Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 5% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 39% 34%
Asian 36% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 35% 34%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 17% 14%
Multiracial 1% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Very strong teachers especially in core subjects. The faculty has been very stable for many years providing continuity to the school's programs. Very strong graduation rate. The school has creatively employed the internet to provide a variety of classes that the school could not provide because of its size. Classes include languages (French Japanese etc) advanced math etc. The internet has also given students the ability to catch up when they have faltered. There is very strong support from the community as much of the social life of the community revolves around the schools strong athletic program.

  • (5 years ago)

    One of the best public schools on the island. Teachers never forget your name even after graduating or even if you didn't take their classes.

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