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grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade B minus
  4. College Prep
    grade B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B+
  7. Administration
    grade B
  8. Sports
    grade A
  9. Food
    grade B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B+

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Waiakea High School is a highly rated, public school located in Hilo, HI. It has 1,241 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.

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Waiakea High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1150
213 responses
Average ACT
23
141 responses
AP Enrollment
11%

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Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade C
Median Household Income
$63,283
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,045
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$329,200
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 45 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 45 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 216 responses
  • Homecoming Week
    17%
  • Male Cheerleading
    16%
  • Variety Show
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Senior Luau
    10%
  • May Day
    8%
  • The Electric Slide
    8%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,241
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 46 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 46 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,871
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 57 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 57 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 57 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A
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
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 54 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 54 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 54 responses

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