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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
    B-
West Hawaii Explorations Academy Public Charter School is an above average, public, charter school located in Kailua-Kona, HI. 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 67% in reading.
73-4500 Kahilihili St
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1120
10 responses
Average ACT
23
19 responses
AP Enrollment
2%
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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
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.3 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.3 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 3 responses
Report
  • End of the Year Beach Trip
    67%
  • Prom
    33%

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
43%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.4 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.4 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,871
Teachers in First/Second Year
31.6%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.3 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.3 responses

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
$15,305/ year
National
$12,239
0%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
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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I learned so much about driving my own education. I felt like I gained more knowledge about the ways I learned than anything else. My teacher, Deb Chinery, was fantastic. She inspired us to be self taught in Art History outside school hours, and gave us the belief that as students what our minds do is the most important tool. I love my time here, I felt like every one was appreciated and everyone got to learn in their own independent way.
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This school really helped me with time management and preparing me for university life. This is a project learning based school, as a college student i have had to write many papers and WHEA helped prepare me for that.
West Hawaii Explorations Academy is a school that allows for students to become self directed and lead personalized projects.