Waiakea Elementary School



Waiakea Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Waiakea Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 8
K 142
1 133
2 130
3 144
4 142
5 159
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Waiakea Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Hilo, HI in the Hawaii Department of Education School District. It enrolls 858 students in grades 1st through 12th. Waiakea Elementary School is the 23rd largest public school in Hawaii and the 2,844th largest nationally. It has 17.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 858
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 50
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 2,844th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Hawaii: 23rd out of 205
Student/Teacher Rank in Hawaii: 152nd out of 205
Full Time Teacher Rank in Hawaii: 24th out of 205

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Waiakea Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 444
(52%)
60,045
(48%)
 Male 414
(48%)
65,387
(52%)

Waiakea Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Pacific Islander 333
(39%)
41,333
(33%)
 Asian 241
(28%)
37,773
(30%)
 Two or More 135
(16%)
12,732
(10%)
 Hispanic 82
(10%)
12,011
(10%)
 White 63
(7%)
18,294
(15%)
 Black 4
(0%)
2,669
(2%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
620
(0%)

Waiakea Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 396
(46%)
59,379
(47%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 387
(45%)
52,408
(42%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 75
(9%)
13,645
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 205 ranked schools in Hawaii, Waiakea Elementary School is ranked 26th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Waiakea Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (53.8%) is slightly higher than the state average of 52.7%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Waiakea Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 826
2006 852
2007 865
2008 888
2009 847
2010 844
2011 847
2012 858

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.2
2006 16.9
2007 17.3
2008 17.4
2009 17.3
2010 17.2
2011 17.3
2012 17.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.50726392251816
2006 0.46830985915493
2007 0.44393063583815
2008 0.47635135135135
2009 0.46635182998819
2010 0.51895734597156
2011 0.54545454545455
2012 0.53846153846154

Compare Waiakea Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,447.4% 14.5:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,720.0% 17.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 52.7%
 
This School 53.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Public PK - 05 858 17.2:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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