Kau High & Pahala Elementary School



Kau High & Pahala Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Kau High & Pahala Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 10
K 23
1 19
2 21
3 22
4 20
5 16
6 24
7 57
8 73
9 69
10 72
11 54
12 55
UG 2

Kau High & Pahala Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Pahala, HI in the Hawaii Department of Education School District. It enrolls 537 students in grades 1st through 12th. Kau High & Pahala Elementary School is the 84th largest public school in Hawaii and the 18,169th largest nationally. It has 12.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 537
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 12.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 43
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 18,169th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Hawaii: 84th out of 205
Student/Teacher Rank in Hawaii: 16th out of 205
Full Time Teacher Rank in Hawaii: 40th out of 205

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Kau High & Pahala Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 279
(52%)
65,387
(52%)
 Female 258
(48%)
60,045
(48%)

Kau High & Pahala Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Pacific Islander 273
(51%)
41,333
(33%)
 Asian 160
(30%)
37,773
(30%)
 White 60
(11%)
18,294
(15%)
 Hispanic 23
(4%)
12,011
(10%)
 Two or More 16
(3%)
12,732
(10%)
 American Indian 3
(1%)
620
(0%)
 Black 2
(0%)
2,669
(2%)

Kau High & Pahala Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 390
(73%)
52,408
(42%)
 Not Eligible 103
(19%)
59,379
(47%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 44
(8%)
13,645
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 205 ranked schools in Hawaii, Kau High & Pahala Elementary School is ranked 31st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Kau High & Pahala Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (80.8%) is significantly 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.

Kau High & Pahala Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 502
2006 515
2007 516
2008 529
2009 576
2010 525
2011 566
2012 537

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13.4
2006 13.2
2007 12.6
2008 12.3
2009 13.4
2010 11.3
2011 13.2
2012 12.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.60159362549801
2006 0.60194174757282
2007 0.60271317829457
2008 0.65973534971645
2009 0.64583333333333
2010 0.77142857142857
2011 0.81625441696113
2012 0.80819366852886

Compare Kau High & Pahala Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,250.0% 12.5:1
 
1,447.4% 14.5:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 52.7%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 80.8%
 

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School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
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Public PK - 12 537 12.5:1  
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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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