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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Kihei Charter School is an above average, public, charter school located in Kihei, HI. It has 526 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

Kihei Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
1170
51 responses
Average ACT
25
27 responses
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$80,078
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,653
National
$949
Median Home Value
$626,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Graduation.
    43%
  • Neighborhood outreach events.
    21%
  • Prom (not dances)
    14%
  • Dances
    7%
  • NONE
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
526
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,657
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.5%
38%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,823/ year
National
$12,239
11%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
11%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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I am a parent of two Kihei Charter students. Overall, we've been very happy with the school. The curriculum delivery is very different from a DOE school. KCS students have more projects and presentations than their peers in most DOE schools. I like that all the assignments are online so I can easily keep tabs on my kids and their work. After school, kids can get help with their homework in open lab which is great! A new building and more sports/arts offerings will only make this school standout even more. One major con is there isn't a very active PTA.
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Kihei Charter is overall a very good school for someone who wants a smaller school and someone who is motivated to learn. It has some amazing opportunities like being able to go to college classes as a sophomore, junior, or senior. Sheltered classes are offered for your first year doing these college classes, and the next year (or two) you can choose and register for classes at UHMC. Really cool because by the time students graduate from high school they have almost enough credits to get an Associate Degree. This helps save money, and helps to give a head start to students who push themselves to excel.
I’ve been at Kihei Charter school since grade 2 and I plan to stay till graduation. I’m a junior this year, the school has been good enough for me to stick with it. We just moved into a brand new building. The building is really nice, however the interior is severely lacking. We have old plastic tables and used desks in our class rooms. There is a serious lack of funding.
The class room sizes are small and most of the teachers are hands on and will work with you to make sure you succeed. The school work is project based and challenges students in a new way.
The student body lacks minoritys and school spirit.
The school board and the “principles” have poor communication skills and finding out the school year schedule or arranging events for the school takes far too long. They are resistant to accepting students or parents help to put on events and yet will not do it themselves.