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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Pahoa Intermediate/High School is a public school located in Pahoa, HI. It has 549 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.

Pahoa Intermediate/High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
970
33 responses
Average ACT
21
41 responses
AP Enrollment
6%
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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
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
55%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
45%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
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  • Ho'olaulea
    23%
  • Senior convoy
    23%
  • Grad Night
    19%
  • Homecoming week
    19%
  • Prom night
    16%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
549
Free or Reduced Lunch
81%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,871
Teachers in First/Second Year
24.4%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,305/ year
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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Pahoa Intermediate/High School Reviews

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Pahoa is a poor yet affordable city and the lack of finances reflects on Pahoa's school and education severely. I am a 16 year old graduate of Pahoa Intermediate High School class of 2019 who is now attending HCC, and before you think "Wow pahoa isn't so bad after all, look how she turned out!" let me tell you a little about the environment and community and why it deeply stunted my education. Pahoa High has many major issues which is why it earned the title from the locals of "Crappiest School on the Island", from consist fights, to a dangerously high amount of drug use among both the youth and adults, to even overwhelming bullies among the peers. Pahoa is absolutely not the place to raise your children if you want them to have prospering drug free and unaffected education. Keep in mind I graduated early to get far away from that awful place and now I live in Kona!
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When I moved there for me was new, there has only School shirt, other than that nothing. It was kind of weird to me but it was pretty decent, there has rules to follow and secure. They are all nice, they make sure you are involve in every class, academics they will help you if you are struggling to your classes and help you to pursue and get through with it! They teach the best they can and make sure you are on the same page.
I went to Pahoa from Kindergarten to 12th grade. When I was in high school, the counselor did not provide any guidance, except, just get a job when you graduate. Well I did "get" several jobs. I worked for the HAVO National Park for a year, went to Hilo Comm. Coll. for 1 year and quit to become a HCPD police officer for 4 years. I then became a HCFD Firefighter/MICT for 9 years and continued to go to UH-Hilo. I became a RN and quit the Fire Dept to become a physician. You are in control of your destiny. If you have the inner drive, you can accomplish almost anything set your mind to do. Remember this, you can choose to improve yourself and get ahead or you can blame everything else of why you cannot succeed. The choice is yours to make and your determination will help you flourish. Louis Pau, MD Class of 1981