C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Hawaii Department of Education is a public school district located in Honolulu, HI. It has 181,589 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.
Address
1390 Miller St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Telephone
(808) 586-3310

Hawaii Department of Education Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1080
4,354 responses
Average ACT
23
2,824 responses
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
181,589
Free or Reduced Lunch
49.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,794
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$2,345,917,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,462/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    6%

Hawaii Department of Education Reviews

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System level of education within the schools that are controlled by the Hawaii Department of Education is overall a well-performing school system. Within the schools would have most certainly noticeable and numerous amount of diversity within the students attending the schools. Of course, each student's unique aspects and culture is accepted and welcomed by this department. From my personal experience, the teachers and staff members are supportive through struggles that students might be fighting against. When I would ask for advice on improving quality of work, the teachers that I've discussed with were always willing to assist in matters such as this. A specific case of assistance from one of my teachers can be considered kind; my Language Arts teacher would check up on my current emotion to make sure that I'm okay. The welcoming of diversity, lovely teachers are experienced within William McKinley High school which is administered by the Hawaii Department of Education.
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This school system certainly has its flaws. There has been many scandals and violent threats that aren't necessarily dealt with in a legitimate manner. This ranges from primary, intermediate and secondary schools. The teachers as well, though there are magnificent ones, a good group do not provide positive environments for learning...one size does not fit all when it comes to education and that seems to be the mindset.

On another note, Hawaii is finally starting to answer calls of the public, and are completely altering the school lunches. Starting at Mililani High School is the "Farm to Table Initiative" bringing in fresh foods from local farms and steering away from frozen and processed meals.
I have had a lot of experience with HDOE, as I was born and raised in Hawaii. The education in Hawaii as a whole is lacking in many different ways. The teachers are not paid as much as they should be, and complaints by both teachers and students about anything are not listened to. This leads to teachers that do not focus on making school a positive experience for kids, and I have seen many children and teenagers over the years lose hope in the american system of education, which saddens me. I think first off, teachers and staff members in Hawaii's education should be given more strength by the HDOE, then students will gain more knowledge happily, and also earn better resources.