Maunawili Elementary School

Summary:

Maunawili Elementary School is a public elementary school in Kailua, Hawaii, serving 345 students in grades PK-6. This high-performing school consistently outperforms the state average on academic assessments, ranking among the top 20 elementary schools in Hawaii Department of Education for several years.

Maunawili Elementary School stands out for its strong academic performance, with 74% proficiency in both English Language Arts and Mathematics, compared to state averages of 49-55% in ELA and 39-52% in Math. The school's diverse student population, with a mix of White, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, and multiracial students, is more representative of the broader community than many nearby schools. Additionally, Maunawili has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 27-33%, and maintains a favorable student-teacher ratio of 13.2-13.5, both of which are better than several surrounding schools like Kaneohe Elementary School and Waimanalo Elementary & Intermediate School.

Maunawili Elementary School's consistent academic excellence, diverse student population, and favorable socioeconomic and staffing factors contribute to its strong reputation and steady improvement in statewide rankings, from 36th out of 193 schools in 2017-2018 to 12th out of 195 schools in 2022-2023. This makes Maunawili an attractive option for families in the Kailua area seeking a high-quality public elementary education for their children.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 1465 Ulupii St
       Kailua, HI  96734


(808) 266-7822

District: Hawaii Department of Education

SchoolDigger Rank:
12th of 195 Hawaii Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,919 Help


Students who attend Maunawili Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Kailua Intermediate School
High:    Kailua High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.2 Help
Number of students:  345

Racial breakdown:

Two or more races:
31.3%
Pacific Islander:
22.9%
Hispanic:
20.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  32.8% Help


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Compare Details Maunawili Elementary School ranks better than 93.8% of elementary schools in Hawaii. It also ranks 12th among 181 ranked elementary schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.16. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Maunawili Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: two or more races (31.3%), Pacific Islander (22.9%), Hispanic (20.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 32.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Maunawili Elementary School is 13.2, which is the 47th best among 181 elementary schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Maunawili Elementary School is $16,919, which is the 79th highest among 181 elementary schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Maunawili Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Hawaii Department of Education:

SchoolDigger ranks Hawaii Department of Education 1st of 1 Hawaii school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Maunawili Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools HI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 56.99 67th 194 65.5%
2007 61.87 63rd 192 67.2%
2008 60.30 55th 146 62.3%
2009 57.49 77th 191 59.7%
2010 64.95 58th 183 68.3%
2011 73.62 40th 191 79.1%
2012 76.65 38th 195 80.5%
2013 77.01 35th 196 82.1%
2015 88.76 19th 194 90.2%
2016 83.31 27th 195 86.2%
2017 93.49 18th 207 91.3%
2018 79.30 36th 193 81.3%
2019 81.89 30th 196 84.7%
2021 92.69 13th 196 93.4%
2022 93.59 10th 193 94.8%
2023 92.16 12th 195 93.8%
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Data source: test scores: Hawaii State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Reviews:
by a parent
Monday, January 14, 2013

Open Quote This is the greatest school I have ever sent my children to. One of my children has quite sever autism and he receives absolutely caring and professional service from the whole staff. At the latest IEP meeting, 12 people participated to discuss how my son is doing at school and what would be the best way to implement the goals in his IEP! My son's special education teacher and his one-on-one aide fully understand his character and personality, and his speech therapist, ELL teacher, autism consultant, occupational therapist, and vice principal are all very professional, working together as a team for my son's best interest. The student service coordinator is also very smart and capable, and answers all my questions right away and never made me wait. One of the main reasons this school has such a great environment seems to be the principal Amine. He is closely involved with everything that happens at the school, and has a very positive attitude that is contagious. Whenever I have a concern, I can always talk to the principal and he makes me feel so much understood. He is such a wonderful leader that I heard many of the teachers say that they are truly blessed. I would recommend this school to any parent, but especially if you are a parent with a special needs child, Maunawili is definitely a school to go. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Maunawili Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 167 1 172 3 n/a n/a n/a 0 343
1989 156 1 182 1 0 n/a n/a 0 340
1990 165 3 167 3 0 n/a n/a 0 338
1991 155 4 172 5 0 n/a n/a 0 336
1992 158 5 177 15 3 n/a n/a 0 358
1993 144 3 182 16 3 n/a n/a -1 347
1994 152 2 206 15 3 n/a n/a 0 378
1995 141 4 238 18 2 n/a n/a -1 402
1996 141 4 238 18 2 n/a n/a -1 402
1997 128 1 258 22 1 n/a n/a 3 413
1998 117 2 273 15 1 n/a n/a 0 408
1999 132 2 263 16 0 n/a n/a 0 413
2000 132 2 273 19 0 n/a n/a 0 426
2001 133 1 257 19 0 n/a n/a 0 410
2002 119 5 281 15 0 n/a n/a 0 420
2003 119 5 281 15 0 n/a n/a 0 420
2004 115 8 299 22 0 n/a n/a 0 444
2005 101 7 299 19 0 n/a n/a 0 426
2006 94 5 306 17 1 n/a n/a 0 423
2007 86 6 301 14 1 n/a n/a 0 408
2008 89 6 308 14 1 n/a n/a 0 418
2009 81 4 308 15 1 n/a n/a 0 409
2010 80 2 306 20 1 n/a n/a 0 409
2011 52 2 32 16 0 236 44 0 382
2012 57 3 46 29 0 203 44 0 382
2013 58 3 62 41 0 170 25 0 359
2014 67 2 70 59 0 157 31 0 386
2015 53 1 56 70 0 133 47 0 360
2016 56 4 54 73 0 129 44 0 360
2017 48 3 49 78 0 115 55 0 348
2018 52 5 44 69 0 102 72 0 344
2019 56 2 36 83 0 103 84 0 364
2020 64 2 30 73 0 97 92 0 358
2021 48 1 25 70 0 90 99 0 333
2022 59 1 24 70 0 93 91 0 338
2023 62 2 21 72 1 79 108 0 345

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Maunawili Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 343 20.5 16.7 12
1989 340 16.5 20.6 8.2
1990 338 18.0 18.7 7.4
1991 336 20.0 16.8 6.5
1992 358 21.0 17.0 11.2
1993 347 20.5 16.9 9.8
1994 378 21.5 17.6 7.4
1995 402 24.0 16.8 6.2
1996 402 24.0 16.8 6.2
1997 413 24.0 17.2 22.4
1998 408 25.0 16.3 17.4
1999 413 25.0 16.5 30
2000 426 27.0 15.8 27
2001 410 26.0 15.8 31.7
2002 420 27.0 15.6 32.9
2003 420 27.0 15.6 32.9
2004 444 28.0 15.9 33.8
2005 426 30.0 14.2 32.6
2006 423 26.0 16.3 35
2007 408 26.0 15.7 33.8
2008 418 27.5 15.2 29.4
2009 409 26.0 15.7 34.2
2010 409 28.0 14.6 35.5
2011 382 27.0 14.1 37.4
2012 382 25.0 15.2 41.6
2013 359 24.0 14.9 39
2014 386 24.0 16.0 36.5
2015 360 23.0 15.6 40
2016 360 22.0 16.3 36.9
2017 348 23.0 15.1 34.2
2018 344 23.0 14.9 32.8
2019 364 24.0 15.1 31
2020 358 23.0 15.5 29.3
2021 333 25.0 13.3 31.8
2022 338 25.0 13.5 27.8
2023 345 26.0 13.2 32.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Maunawili Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 343 20.5 16.7 12
1989 340 16.5 20.6 8.2
1990 338 18.0 18.7 7.4
1991 336 20.0 16.8 6.5
1992 358 21.0 17.0 11.2
1993 347 20.5 16.9 9.8
1994 378 21.5 17.6 7.4
1995 402 24.0 16.8 6.2
1996 402 24.0 16.8 6.2
1997 413 24.0 17.2 22.4
1998 408 25.0 16.3 17.4
1999 413 25.0 16.5 30
2000 426 27.0 15.8 27
2001 410 26.0 15.8 31.7
2002 420 27.0 15.6 32.9
2003 420 27.0 15.6 32.9
2004 444 28.0 15.9 33.8
2005 426 30.0 14.2 32.6
2006 423 26.0 16.3 35
2007 408 26.0 15.7 33.8
2008 418 27.5 15.2 29.4
2009 409 26.0 15.7 34.2
2010 409 28.0 14.6 35.5
2011 382 27.0 14.1 37.4
2012 382 25.0 15.2 41.6
2013 359 24.0 14.9 39
2014 386 24.0 16.0 36.5
2015 360 23.0 15.6 40
2016 360 22.0 16.3 36.9
2017 348 23.0 15.1 34.2
2018 344 23.0 14.9 32.8
2019 364 24.0 15.1 31
2020 358 23.0 15.5 29.3
2021 333 25.0 13.3 31.8
2022 338 25.0 13.5 27.8
2023 345 26.0 13.2 32.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Maunawili Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,233 (7.3%) $15,686 (92.7%) $16,919

Data source: Hawaii Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Maunawili Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 30th of 196 Elementary schoolsRanks 12th of 195 Elementary schools
 9.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Maunawili Elementary School)7978
 1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5349
 4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Maunawili Elementary School)9080
 10%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)5652
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Maunawili Elementary School)5672
 16%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5251
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Maunawili Elementary School)7976
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4950
 1%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Maunawili Elementary School)6476
 12%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5755
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Maunawili Elementary School)5773
 16%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4444
6th Grade English Language Arts (Maunawili Elementary School)7275
 3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5351
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Maunawili Elementary School)6070
 10%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4139
 2%
All Grades English Language Arts (Maunawili Elementary School)6974
 5%
All Grades Mathematics (Maunawili Elementary School)7074
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students364345
 5.2%
African American22
American Indian01
Asian3621
 41.7%
Hispanic8372
 13.3%
Pacific Islander10379
 23.3%
White5662
 10.7%
Two or More Races84108
 28.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients31%32.8%
 1.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Maunawili Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 345 students attended Maunawili Elementary School.

Yes. Maunawili Elementary School ranks in the top 6.2% of Hawaii elementary schools.

Students at Maunawili Elementary School are 31% Two or more races, 23% Pacific Islander, 21% Hispanic, 18% White, 6% Asian.

Students who attend Maunawili Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Kailua Intermediate School
High : Kailua High School


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