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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    D
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Kauai High School is an above average, public school located in Lihue, HI. It has 1,154 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.

Kauai High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1110
195 responses
Average ACT
22
105 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$82,906
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,703
National
$949
Median Home Value
$649,800
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
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
46%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 74 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    22%
  • Prom and winterball
    22%
  • May Day
    11%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Graduation
    9%
  • Participating in my active roll in various clubs
    8%
  • McDonald's Senior Night
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,154
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,871
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.6%
35%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,305/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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My experience at Kauai High School was created not by the education that was provided, but instead the experience i chose to have. There were not much opportunities to succeed, so I personally succeeded by making the most of it for myself. I enjoyed experiencing high school with my friends through clubs or school activities. However, I would like to see a change in educational opportunities like more running start classes. And also better preparation for college level courses.
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Over my three, almost four years here. There has been many good things and bad things about this school. I’d like to start off with the transition with principles and the amount of effort the second principle has done to change around the school vs the principal who was there before I came. Though I believe with the amount of funding our school gets, there could be more renovations done, especially now that we students are taking school over online.
Kauai High was an interesting experiencing. Through that school I made friendships that will last a life time, and expanded my horizons, interests, and athletic career further than I was expecting when starting high school. Many of the teachers are fantastic and very engaging, while others make you wish 10- year did not exists. A similar story goes for the administration. Time and time again the administration would make decisions that are not in the best interest of the students. All to often it seemed that it was the teachers and students VS the administration.