School Details

Pahoa High & Intermediate School

153038 Puna Rd, Pahoa, HI 96778
(808) 965-2150
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 & ungraded 663 students 13 students/teacher (HI avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

40%
55%
53%
71%

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

53%
59%
65%
73%
17%
29%

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

6%
38%
46%
54%
69%

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

Pahoa High & Intermediate School is a public high school in Keaau. 663 children attend Pahoa High & Intermediate School and identify mostly as Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Multiracial. 84% of the 663 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Pahoa High & Intermediate School is 13:1. Hawaii Academy of Arts & Science Public Charter School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 6% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 51% 34%
Multiracial 5% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 34%
Asian 18% %
White, non-Hispanic 16% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Large class sizes poor security little or no homework little input allowed from parents or teachers low morale... teachers and students... Needed More funds progressive leadership more meaningful involvement from students teachers and parents...

  • (1 year ago)

    Per an article in the Hawaii Tribune Herald dated July 2 2013 "Pahoa High and Intermediate School leads Big Island schools in the number of cases of serious misconduct committed by students over the last five years. Between July 1 2007 and June 30 2012 Pahoa students tallied a total of 1 663 Class A and Class B offenses of the state s administrative rules Chapter 19 which governs student misconduct and discipline." - Doesn't sound too good.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter graduated last year with all kinds of honors. The facilities are not new and state of the art but a good education is there for those who want to go after it. The teachers and admin. tend to take a special interest in those that do and really try to help.

  • (5 years ago)

    Many teachers there go above and beyond the call of duty and our youth respond. Pahoa HIS sends a high proportion of students to UHH and HCC each year. I really love our youth in Pahoa!

  • (5 years ago)

    Passionate concern about improvement

  • (6 years ago)

    They were great to my son and daughter but when my twins attended their wasn't much thought to their learning

  • (8 years ago)

    Pahoa High students dont really know the quality that they are given by Maring(Principal) who is dedicated and should be awarded the Dedicated Daggers Award. The teachers 'love' the students as if they were their own.

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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