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Maui High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1826 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 28, 2014

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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2014

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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2013

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!


Posted April 9, 2013

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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2012

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!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 18, 2012

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.


Posted August 31, 2010

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!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 10, 2010

very excellent advanced placement classes
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2010

i think it is a exellent skoo because it has more oppurtonities and its getting better
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2008

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
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 27, 2008

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!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 22, 2008

I think this school should have five stars.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2007

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.
—Submitted by a former student


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Biology I

2013

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

468 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

470 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
64%
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 56% 34%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 21% 34%
White 10% 14%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Two or more races 5% 8%
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 41%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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660 South Lono Ave
Kahului, HI 96732
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