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Waialua Intermediate & High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 600 students

 

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Posted December 28, 2009

I wish there was somewhere else my kids could go. Kids are supposed to wear a school uniform shirt. About 1/2 of the kids don't. I see kids cutting school and fighting all the time. Teachers and office staff are a joke. You can walk into the office and they all ignore you. My kids are not learing much of anything at this school. I may home school them next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2009

WHIS might be a small school but excellant in Robotics and in electric cars received many top awards, might not rank high in sports but in vocational & technical & computers students are prepared for the outside world. This year 2009 WHIS won the Championship in Girl's Softball & Boy's soccer team. Class might be small but at least teacher can deal with students one on one, big classes sometimes students gets missed.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2012.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2012.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math. 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 43% 35%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 31% 34%
White 18% 14%
Two or more races 5% 8%
Hispanic 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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67160 Farrington Hwy
Waialua, HI 96791
Phone: (808) 637-8200

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