C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 182,384 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% 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
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1080
4,233 responses
Average ACT
23
2,724 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
182,384
Free or Reduced Lunch
50.1%

Teachers

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

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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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.
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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.
Hawaii Department of Education for the most part is great. But I feel that the education they offer may not be enough to get us ready for the real world. We should have a life skills class that talks about motivation, self achievement, setting goals and conquering them, etc. Rather than giving us tests and quizzes and expecting that to determine what kind of person you are or where you'll end up in life. When kids learn positive and relatable material in school, it makes them eager and motivated to come to school and I felt that our department of education had to except the fact that in order to see these kids achieve and excel in life, then the D.O.E needs to fit the kids needs.