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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
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West Hawaii Explorations Academy Public Charter School is an above average, public, charter school located in Hawaii. It has 266 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
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West Hawaii Explorations Academy Public Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1100
9 responses
Average ACT
22
16 responses
AP Enrollment
2%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
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  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-
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
266
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,657
Teachers in First/Second Year
31.6%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,823/ year
National
$12,239
0%
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0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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West Hawaii Explorations Academy is a school that allows for students to become self directed and lead personalized projects.
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West Hawaii Exploration Academy: Most of the students take the public bus for an hour or more to commute to this unique high school opportunity. At Whea we focus on STEM Sciences such as marine biology and robotics. We have really amazing opportunities like having a shark tank on campus and getting to travel to neighboring islands to present at scientific symposiums.
Whea is project based which leaves a lot of time for spending time outdoors. Students only spend 1-2 hours in a classroom each day. The rest of the day is spent on field trips to the mountains or ocean or appreciating what our beautiful campus has to offer. This education style has made me passionate and concerned with environmental stewardship by instilling in me the deep understanding that we need to protect these learning resources so the next generations will be able to enjoy them as well.
At the time The high school was located right on the beach and right next to the airport. If I could change one thing about the school it would have been its location. While I was there I learned about marine biology so while other kids were in a class room I was raising and breading seahorses and building shark tanks to raise baby hammer head sharks. It was truly an amazing experience I will never forget.