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Henry J Kaiser High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1175 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 17, 2014

Kaiser High School is the best school! They have best counselor and faculty. Also they have a wide variety curriculum for the individual student need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

BITCHIEST OFFICE WORKERS EVER! Came to drop off lunch for my cousin, and treated me with low respect, & and unbenevolent attitude.


Posted June 2, 2013

Our daughter graduated from this school this year. Splendid friend and memories many for a daughter I was able to do it. As for the teacher every subject of the daughter I thank for having had communication very eagerly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2011

bad school. as soon as i came to this school, i felt like the teachers weren't professional, like they just wanted to go through the day.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 25, 2011

Moving me to this school was one of the worst decisions my parents made when I was a teenager. If you child is a "haole" (white) please don't send them here! Some local girls called me "haole" and threatened to beat me up my first day of school. Some of the teachers acted like I wasn't smart because I was white. I ended up with a 4.3 GPA anyway. It was so lonely being white at this school because many of the students will only hang out with asian students like themselves. The classes were a joke- kids skipping out, kids falling asleep, kids throwing stuff and wearing no shoes. The only classes where I felt challenged was Chemistry and Calculus. Go into the bathrooms and you will be so disgusted by how dirty they are and how they stink of weed and cigarette smoke. This is no environment for your child!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2009

Because it has great students and parents and teachers!


Posted September 17, 2009

Kaiser High is becoming accredited as an International Baccalaureate school. The curriculum emphasizes academics and fosters successful learning and citizenship. It's a good, positive learning environment for our kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

kaiser is probably one of the more ethnically diverse high schools in hawaii. while most of the other high schools have a majority of one ethnicity, kaiser has a good mix. i have to say that while kaiser provides AP classes and different levels (average, high) of each subject the curriculum is not very challenging. i graduated summa cum laude, taking advanced classes and practically doing nothing... there were 14 valedictorians in my class! their athletic program is great... although you can't compare a public schools coaching and facilities to that of a private one. i was a part of 5 oahu interscholastic association championships while i attended. i would say that kaiser is among the top public high schools in hawaii but i would definitely rather send my children to a private school if i could afford it. punahou all the way! super expensive, but you can't beat their resources.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2008

this. school. is. terrible. in order to get a halfway decent education in hawaii, go private school all the way. kaiser was an absolute waste of three years of my life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2006

On a positive note, I feel my daughter is very safe at this school and she is comfortable being at Kaiser. There are enough extracurricular activities to choose from so that is okay. On a negative note...I am disappointed in this school...we specifically moved into this area because this school had better scores than most of the island's high schools. My daughter is not challenged by most of her classes although the advisor stated that she is in advanced classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2005

Top Public High School on the island. School provides a great cross section of all races, religions, and economic backgrounds on eastern Oahu. The overall AP program is pretty good and we are happy with our students progress in the first two years. The athelitic department is average but still competetive with some of the islands larger schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2005

The quality of education that is given at Kaiser High surpasses the level of other schools in hawaii. With the high regards to future academic development and also the vast amounts of extracurricular activities available for the students, makes a best planning and educating school for the real world. I am from class of 1996 and i cherish the education and memories that Kaiser has given me through the rest of my life. Kaiser has help me set high standards and goal. In doing so help me acheive those goals.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 29, 2005

We have such a good school. I am so proud of it. There are so many opportunities to do extra curricular activites and all the students are respectful to one another. Although we do have our share of arguments and fights overall kaiser is the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2003

I am a student here at Kaiser High School, and I love it. There are a lot of clubs and activities to choose from. The facilities are great and so are the teachers. If you ask for help the teachers would be glad to help you.
—Submitted by a student


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Grade level

Biology I

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 39% 34%
White 22% 14%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 18% 34%
Two or more races 15% 8%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Black 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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511 Lunalilo Home Rd
Honolulu, HI 96825
Phone: (808) 394-1200

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