Overall Niche Grade
- College PrepC-
- Clubs & ActivitiesC+
- Health & SafetyB-
- Resources & FacilitiesC+
Ka'u High School & Pahala Elementary School is a public school located in Pahala, HI. It has 500 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 11% of students are at least proficient in math and 24% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.4 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.4 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.4 responses
Ka'u High School & Pahala Elementary School Reviews
My experience during my time at Kau High School overall was average. We did the most with what we had. Being a rural school in a small community we were not the highest ranking school or the most well equip school compared to others near us, but we had the most of it. I did enjoy the culture and history that the school possesses. Being one of the oldest schools on Hawaii island, most of us had parents, and even grandparents that attended and graduated from this High school and that held a great sentimental value to me. If I had the opportunity to change anything about Kau High School it would be to increase the funding that the school receives. I fully believe that with more funding Kay High School and Pahala Elementary would be among, if not the highest ranking school in the state of Hawaii. Many of the students and well determined and hard workers and with the proper academic tools, support, and staff they could improve the quality if their school to great levels.
Ka'u High school sets in a rural small town in Hawai'i. I like that the school is very safe, the weather is great, everyone in the school knows everyone, and the school is comprised with majority Native Hawaiians and Asians. However, there is a lack of resources, and Ka'u High is one of the public schools on the island to have the most low-income students. I would like Ka'u High to organize more programs and clubs for students so they are more involved in school and receive the attention they need. It would also be nice for the school to have a better curriculum with more challenging courses like AP and Honors and more required classes that give pride to students and their culture such as Modern History of Hawaii and Hawaiian studies. One other thing I would suggest to my school, is to promote college and give more opportunities for students to experience the idea of college life from a first-hand perspective.
I think that this school is not the best, but not the worst at the same time. The reason why I gave it 4 stars is because of my outlook on it. Out of all the schools that I have been to, this would be the second best school as far as real world applications go and deadlines. This school will have you thinking of things you would not normally think of, and learning to resist bad habits. The campus is unique as well.