West Hawaii Explorations Academy - Public Charter School

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4/10
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20
Grades
6-12 & Ungraded
Students
248
Type
Public charter
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Academics
6/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Worth a deeper look:

Test scores at this school are about the same as the state average, though still below the top-performing schools in the state. Because test scores in some states are so low, many students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


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Math
38%
State avg: 37%
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English
54%
State avg: 51%
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4/10
College readiness
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A worrisome sign:

This school is below the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


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Ask the schools what it’s doing to improve access to advanced classes and help prepare students for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
87%
State avg:
AP course participation
13%
State avg: 10%
Percentage of students passing 1 or more AP exams grades 9-12
<1%
State avg: 34%
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1/10
Student progress

Very concerning:

Students at this school are making far less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.

Depending on where the school's test scores start, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Very low progress with low test scores means students are starting at a low point and falling even farther behind their peers.

Very low progress with high test scores means students have strong academic skills but that students in this school are making smaller gains than similar students in other schools.


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Students
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White
51%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
27%
Asian
9%
Two or more races
6%
Hispanic
4%
Black
2%
American Indian/Alaska Native
2%
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Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
14 :1
State avg: 16 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
81%
State avg: 85%
% of full time teachers who are certified
93%
State avg: 96%
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20 Reviews
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4 0
3 1
2 1
1 3
Neighborhood
734460 Queen Kaahumanu Hwy
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
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