West Hawaii Explorations Academy



West Hawaii Explorations Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

West Hawaii Explorations Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 40
7 40
8 41
9 53
10 44
11 48
12 20

West Hawaii Explorations Academy is a public elementary school located in Kailua-kona, HI in the Hawaii Department of Education School District. It enrolls 286 students in grades 1st through 12th. It has 15.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 286
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 18

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West Hawaii Explorations Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 144
(50%)
58,951
(48%)
 Male 142
(50%)
64,432
(52%)

West Hawaii Explorations Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 151
(53%)
16,777
(14%)
 Pacific Islander 72
(25%)
35,934
(29%)
 Asian 26
(9%)
33,126
(27%)
 Two or More 18
(6%)
17,538
(14%)
 Hispanic 9
(3%)
17,464
(14%)
 American Indian 6
(2%)
315
(0%)
 Black 4
(1%)
2,229
(2%)

West Hawaii Explorations Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 169
(59%)
59,743
(48%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 102
(36%)
51,609
(42%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 15
(5%)
12,031
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of West Hawaii Explorations Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (40.9%) is slightly lower than the state average of 51.6%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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.

West Hawaii Explorations Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 157
2006 143
2007 131
2008 166
2009 180
2010 196
2011 195
2012 220
2013 234
2014 248
2015 286

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.3
2006 11.9
2007 9.4
2008 10.4
2009 12
2010 12.6
2011 11.5
2012 15.7
2013 14.6
2014 15.5
2015 15.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.14649681528662
2006 0.06993006993007
2007 0.015267175572519
2008 0.05421686746988
2009 0.027777777777778
2010 0.071428571428571
2011 0.092307692307692
2012 0.35909090909091
2013 0.35897435897436
2014 0.43145161290323
2015 0.40909090909091

Compare West Hawaii Explorations Academy to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,459.1% 14.6:1
 
1,590.0% 15.9:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 40.9%
 
State Average 51.6%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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