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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Gov. Wallace Rider Farrington High School is a public school located in Honolulu, HI. It has 2,315 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.

Gov. Wallace Rider Farrington High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
73%
Average SAT
1050
142 responses
Average ACT
22
122 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$73,447
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,494
National
$949
Median Home Value
$713,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
66%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 192 responses
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  • Pep Rally
    20%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Seniors last pep rally
    15%
  • Senior class week
    12%
  • May Day
    11%
  • Class spirit week
    9%
  • Spirit Busses
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,315
Free or Reduced Lunch
54%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,871
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.1%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.65 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.65 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.65 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,305/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.70 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.70 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.70 responses
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Farrington High School is home to many students from many cultures and walks of life. Even though we are seen as the worst school in O'ahu, the students, faculty, staff, and alumni do not let that affect us. I am proud to be a graduate of Farrington High School. The school has taught me to be understanding of others and their circumstances, that even though we struggle to live in a socio-economical neighborhood we can be successful. This school is rooted in a variety of cultures and appreciates each and every one of them. We even have an event made specifically for that! We also have such amazing support from our teachers and especially, our college counselor who strives to see us succeed. Farrington High School does not hesitate to come together after losing students to violence or illnesses and we are always here to support each other no matter where we are in the world.
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it's been over 10yrs since I left the school. My highschool experience was average. There were college preparation clubs and other clubs that encouraged students to excel academically. The school culture was similar to a small town highschool where everyone in the district went to the same schools and basically grew up together. There were many students from diverse backgrounds. This highschool stands in the middle of a fairly low-income community. I do applaud the theater club they have at this school. With little to low-budget, they enable students to be creative and gain confidence by performing in front of the their fellow students as well as the community. Times has changed and I've seen improvement in the school. Community and school pride has been higher than what I remember it to be. They've rebuilt the gym and their football field which brought on a great amount of school pride. The school has a gorgeous field that allows them to hosts games!
Despite the stigma, I’d like to believe it is a very competent and competitive depending on the academy you go into, they’re not all built equally. Just like teachers, there’s a lot of amazing and incredible teachers that are genuinely passionate and care about you while some just aren’t. But it’s the few that make a difference especially for those who believe in their own education. Same goes for the students, they’re either really determined or don’t even care. That’s just the truth. But if you care enough about your education there’s a lot of opportunities given despite the district being low income, at times this can be an advantage.