Waiakeawaena Elementary School



Waiakeawaena Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Waiakeawaena Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 11
K 122
1 82
2 126
3 120
4 127
5 124
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Waiakeawaena Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Hilo, HI in the Hawaii Department of Education School District. It enrolls 712 students in grades 1st through 12th. Waiakeawaena Elementary School is the 37th largest public school in Hawaii and the 7,466th largest nationally. It has 15.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 712
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 46
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 7,466th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Hawaii: 37th out of 209
Student/Teacher Rank in Hawaii: 88th out of 209
Full Time Teacher Rank in Hawaii: 30th out of 209

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Waiakeawaena Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 384
(54%)
64,432
(52%)
 Female 328
(46%)
58,951
(48%)

Waiakeawaena Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Pacific Islander 192
(27%)
35,934
(29%)
 Asian 192
(27%)
33,126
(27%)
 Hispanic 176
(25%)
17,464
(14%)
 Two or More 97
(14%)
17,538
(14%)
 White 53
(7%)
16,777
(14%)
 Black 2
(0%)
2,229
(2%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
315
(0%)

Waiakeawaena Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 359
(50%)
51,609
(42%)
 Not Eligible 284
(40%)
59,743
(48%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 69
(10%)
12,031
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 208 ranked schools in Hawaii, Waiakeawaena Elementary School is ranked 28th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Waiakeawaena Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (60.1%) is slightly higher than the state average of 51.6%. 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.

Waiakeawaena Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 702
2006 733
2007 772
2008 778
2009 752
2010 753
2011 710
2012 738
2013 719
2014 667
2015 712

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16
2006 17
2007 17.2
2008 16.9
2009 16.7
2010 16.4
2011 15.8
2012 16.4
2013 16
2014 15.2
2015 15.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.46153846153846
2006 0.4406548431105
2007 0.39637305699482
2008 0.44087403598972
2009 0.48936170212766
2010 0.49136786188579
2011 0.4943661971831
2012 0.57859078590786
2013 0.58831710709318
2014 0.5952023988006
2015 0.60112359550562

Compare Waiakeawaena Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,459.1% 14.6:1
 
1,550.0% 15.5:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 51.6%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 60.1%
 

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