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Hilo High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 8 students


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Posted January 19, 2009

Hilo High is a diverse cultural education. The family of alumni and educators works very hard to give the students their best efforts. Hilo High is a school that teaches real life lessons. Not everything is perfect and some areas need work. But the students leave with a quality education.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 19, 2009

Great theater arts program, I hope PALC stays at Hilo High for a long time because its such an inspiration for students everywhere.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 26, 2004

In addition to a good selection of classes, there are numerous extra-curricular activities including: Mock Trial, Academic Decathlon, Junior Achievement,Model U.N., Performing Arts (Hilo High is a performing arts learning center), JROTC, athletics, numerous clubs (Key, Leo, Junior Greenpeace). The school has taken numerous state championships in Academic Decathlon, Mock Trial, Science Bowl, Japan Bowl, and Paradise Pursuits (environmental knowledge). Graduates are or have been attending, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, USC, West Point, and the Air Force Academy in addition to colleges located within Hawaii and west coast states. Overall test scores for school do not reflect education received by students who come from families with supportive parents.
—Submitted by a parent

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Biology I

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.



The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests

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.

Source: Hawaii Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 43% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 27% 34%
White 16% 14%
Two or more races 7% 8%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Black 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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556 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 974-4021


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