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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    B
Island School is a top rated, private school located in Lihue, HI. It has 417 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. Tuition is $15,600 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 96% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
3-1875 Kaumualii Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766
Telephone
(808) 246-0233
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Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$15,600
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
42%
Average Financial Aid
$5,400

Island School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1220
53 responses
Average ACT
29
16 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 6 responses
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  • May Day
    67%
  • We dont have many traditions
    33%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
417
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Poll
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
Poll
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
Poll
40%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    NG
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$77,019
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,454
National
$949
Median Home Value
$408,700
National
$184,700
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Island School Reviews

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This was a great high school. I felt over prepared when I went to college. Highly recommend! The campus is absolutely beautiful and the staff is so genuine and honestly cares about you. At Island School you get to learn in a loving yet academically challenging environment. It is also great because it is a Pre-k though 12th grade school, therefore you can essentially get your entire education here until you graduate and move on to college! I was and am so glad that I can say I am an Island School Alumni.
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Being a student here for over 10 years, there's no doubt I absolutely enjoyed my life here. The teachers are clearly well-qualified to teach their subjects, the community is thriving and incredibly supportive, and the overall atmosphere is just nice. That being said, the disciplinary aspect of Island School could be improved.
It's a pretty good academic school, and the best education on Kauai. However, there is a lot of constraining policies and rules that the school upholds which makes it somewhat unpleasant as an everyday experience, especially as the staff seem not to care about more important issues like a bad teacher once in a blue moon or a bullying problem or even drug use. These are glossed over while the dress code and cheating on homework are strictly enforced. It's a good school with a lot of problems, all in all.