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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Waimea High School is a public school located in Waimea, HI. It has 621 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

Waimea High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1040
48 responses
Average ACT
22
48 responses
AP Enrollment
6%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$64,500
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,162
National
$949
Median Home Value
$442,200
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 57 responses
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  • Homecoming
    25%
  • Assembly's
    16%
  • Football games
    14%
  • JROTC Military Ball
    11%
  • Santa's Village
    11%
  • Prom
    9%
  • Homecoming
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
621
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,871
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.4%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,305/ year
National
$12,239
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Waimea High School Reviews

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I believe that Waimea High School is directing itself towards a promising academic future because of the new style of academies. Not only have WHS focused on the improvement academically, but they focus on the idea of citizenship and responsibility, the building blocks of life. Whether this may be from athletics or academics, Waimea High School has a longing desire to positively impact students for life outside of the classroom. While their intentions are admirable and community support couldn't be exceptional, the biggest improvement Waimea High School can take is the expansion of options for educational exploration and extracurricular activities. There are many choices in the three academies but, I've noticed the struggle during the selection process for their electives. It also may seem that outside of athletics, the participation and existence in extracurricular activities have lowered.
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Waimea High School has a great environment. The staff and faculty are warm and welcoming, most of them take time to help students beyond the classroom. For example, higher-level math teachers will hold tutoring in the morning before school and most of the teachers go to school-wide tutoring sessions on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Additionally, the JROTC instructors will stay after school for hours so student-athletes have a safe place to wait for practices. The one downfall of this school is its history and science programs. The history classes are mainstream and cater to those who aren't academically inclined and the science teachers are inept. Furthermore, there aren't many academic clubs and opportunities, the main clubs are FFA and HOSA.
Once I stepped onto the grounds that belonged to Waimea High school, I knew that it would be unique. The diversity roars throughout the halls, it seems to be filled with many students of color any many more with exceptional personalities. It seems that one of the few flaws lies in the praise sports. Sports is a very important activity in Waimea High, like most school. Though, it seems like they don't pay enough attention to other activities as well. But, school spirit and the kindness from the teachers AND students almost make up for that.