Moanalua High School

Summary:

Moanalua High School is a public high school in Honolulu, Hawaii, serving 2,064 students in grades 9-12. The school consistently ranks among the top high schools in the state, with strong academic performance and a diverse student population.

Moanalua High School stands out for its exceptional academic achievements. The school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts (70% vs. 59% state average) and Mathematics (29% vs. 25% state average) on the Smarter Balanced Assessments are significantly higher than the state averages. Additionally, the school outperforms the state in the HSA/Biology I End of Course exam, with 43% of students proficient or better compared to the state average of 33%. This consistent academic excellence has earned Moanalua High School a ranking of 8th out of 53 schools in Hawaii for the 2022-2023 school year.

Moanalua High School's student population is notably diverse, with a significant representation of Asian (44.53%) and Pacific Islander (12.94%) students, as well as a notable percentage of students identifying as two or more races (16.52%). This diversity contrasts with nearby schools like Waipahu High School and Kaimuki High School, which have a higher concentration of Asian or Pacific Islander students. Additionally, Moanalua High School has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (24.08%), compared to the higher rates at Waipahu High School (49.19%) and Kaimuki High School (59.84%). This suggests that Moanalua High School serves a population with a higher socioeconomic status, which may contribute to the school's academic success and the resources available to its students.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 2825 Ala Ilima St
       Honolulu, HI  96818


(808) 837-8455

District: Hawaii Department of Education

SchoolDigger Rank:
8th of 53 Hawaii High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,794 Help


Feeder schools for Moanalua High School:

Elementary:    Major General William R Shafter Elementary School
    Moanalua Elementary School
    Red Hill Elementary School
    Salt Lake Elementary School
Middle:    Moanalua Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.0 Help
Number of students:  2,064

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
44.5%
Two or more races:
16.5%
Pacific Islander:
12.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Moanalua High School ranks better than 84.9% of high schools in Hawaii. It also ranks 6th among 40 ranked high 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 79.23. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Moanalua High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (44.5%), two or more races (16.5%), Pacific Islander (12.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 24.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Moanalua High School is 17. 30 high schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Moanalua High School is $14,794. 37 high schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Moanalua High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Moanalua High School 8th of 53 Hawaii public high schools. (See Moanalua High School in the ranking list.)

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 Moanalua High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools HI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 85.56 7th 56 87.5%
2007 86.05 7th 60 88.3%
2008 83.99 5th 39 87.2%
2009 85.84 5th 55 90.9%
2010 82.91 5th 56 91.1%
2011 67.92 16th 56 71.4%
2012 65.65 18th 58 69.0%
2013 71.47 13th 56 76.8%
2015 92.42 4th 51 92.2%
2016 88.86 5th 53 90.6%
2017 64.14 8th 63 87.3%
2018 91.31 3rd 53 94.3%
2019 89.43 6th 52 88.5%
2021 76.13 11th 48 77.1%
2022 91.21 3rd 52 94.2%
2023 79.23 8th 53 84.9%
See the entire list of Hawaii High School Rankings!

Data source: test scores: Hawaii State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Hawaii Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Moanalua High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 507 65 1360 43 10 n/a n/a 0 1985
1989 511 76 1346 54 10 n/a n/a 0 1997
1990 464 79 1373 58 9 n/a n/a 0 1983
1991 490 49 1325 75 6 n/a n/a 0 1945
1992 473 83 1232 58 4 n/a n/a 0 1850
1993 458 90 1217 65 3 n/a n/a 0 1833
1994 461 98 1258 73 3 n/a n/a 0 1893
1995 475 96 1360 81 6 n/a n/a 0 2018
1996 475 96 1360 81 6 n/a n/a 0 2018
1997 261 97 185 274 6 n/a n/a 1151 1974
1998 442 90 1337 64 6 n/a n/a 0 1939
1999 436 98 1243 60 4 n/a n/a 0 1841
2000 416 106 1301 54 6 n/a n/a 0 1883
2001 409 101 1312 57 10 n/a n/a 0 1889
2002 437 92 1419 72 2 n/a n/a 0 2022
2003 437 92 1419 72 2 n/a n/a 0 2022
2004 450 80 1416 59 0 n/a n/a 0 2005
2005 450 71 1440 54 1 n/a n/a 0 2016
2006 425 73 1462 53 3 n/a n/a 0 2016
2007 385 81 1422 61 9 n/a n/a 0 1958
2008 380 95 1438 70 11 n/a n/a 0 1994
2009 367 123 1445 70 12 n/a n/a 0 2017
2010 397 137 1489 66 13 n/a n/a 0 2102
2011 243 113 1101 87 7 300 235 0 2086
2012 235 110 1093 75 4 259 234 0 2010
2013 237 116 1085 108 4 255 215 0 2020
2014 220 109 1064 133 4 276 206 0 2012
2015 241 109 1052 140 5 248 203 0 1998
2016 222 115 1029 152 4 264 200 0 1986
2017 199 112 1028 179 5 276 173 0 1972
2018 170 100 1007 198 7 279 181 0 1942
2019 184 93 992 190 6 326 185 0 1976
2020 180 92 1012 208 5 314 210 0 2021
2021 171 85 995 213 2 296 251 0 2013
2022 164 95 974 252 3 306 314 0 2108
2023 184 85 919 264 4 267 341 0 2064

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 Moanalua High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1985 101.0 19.6 2.7
1989 1997 88.0 22.6 2.5
1990 1983 91.5 21.6 1.9
1991 1945 93.0 20.9 3.9
1992 1850 96.5 19.1 1.9
1993 1833 96.5 19.0 2.9
1994 1893 98.0 19.3 3.4
1995 2018 106.0 19.0 2.4
1996 2018 106.0 19.0 2.4
1997 1974 98.5 20.0 13.2
1998 1939 98.5 19.7 5.7
1999 1841 97.0 19.0 13.7
2000 1883 95.5 19.7 13.2
2001 1889 99.0 19.1 12.2
2002 2022 108.5 18.6 13.2
2003 2022 108.5 18.6 13.2
2004 2005 115.0 17.4 12.3
2005 2016 111.5 18.1 12.8
2006 2016 110.0 18.3 14.4
2007 1958 110.0 17.8 15.6
2008 1994 114.5 17.4 12.9
2009 2017 114.0 17.7 14.9
2010 2102 114.5 18.3 17.5
2011 2086 112.5 18.5 18.1
2012 2010 113.5 17.7 22
2013 2020 115.5 17.4 22.7
2014 2012 109.5 18.3 24.3
2015 1998 116.0 17.2 22
2016 1986 117.0 16.9 24.1
2017 1972 117.5 16.7 23.6
2018 1942 117.5 16.5 23.3
2019 1976 121.0 16.3 22.4
2020 2021 122.0 16.5 21.9
2021 2013 121.0 16.6 25.5
2022 2108 121.0 17.4 21.7
2023 2064 121.0 17.0 24.1

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 Moanalua High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1985 101.0 19.6 2.7
1989 1997 88.0 22.6 2.5
1990 1983 91.5 21.6 1.9
1991 1945 93.0 20.9 3.9
1992 1850 96.5 19.1 1.9
1993 1833 96.5 19.0 2.9
1994 1893 98.0 19.3 3.4
1995 2018 106.0 19.0 2.4
1996 2018 106.0 19.0 2.4
1997 1974 98.5 20.0 13.2
1998 1939 98.5 19.7 5.7
1999 1841 97.0 19.0 13.7
2000 1883 95.5 19.7 13.2
2001 1889 99.0 19.1 12.2
2002 2022 108.5 18.6 13.2
2003 2022 108.5 18.6 13.2
2004 2005 115.0 17.4 12.3
2005 2016 111.5 18.1 12.8
2006 2016 110.0 18.3 14.4
2007 1958 110.0 17.8 15.6
2008 1994 114.5 17.4 12.9
2009 2017 114.0 17.7 14.9
2010 2102 114.5 18.3 17.5
2011 2086 112.5 18.5 18.1
2012 2010 113.5 17.7 22
2013 2020 115.5 17.4 22.7
2014 2012 109.5 18.3 24.3
2015 1998 116.0 17.2 22
2016 1986 117.0 16.9 24.1
2017 1972 117.5 16.7 23.6
2018 1942 117.5 16.5 23.3
2019 1976 121.0 16.3 22.4
2020 2021 122.0 16.5 21.9
2021 2013 121.0 16.6 25.5
2022 2108 121.0 17.4 21.7
2023 2064 121.0 17.0 24.1

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Moanalua High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,102 (7.4%) $13,692 (92.6%) $14,794

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Moanalua High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 6th of 52 High schoolsRanks 8th of 53 High schools
 3.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts (Moanalua High School)8170
 11%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5959
11th Grade Mathematics (Moanalua High School)3929
 10%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)3025
 5%
All Grades English Language Arts (Moanalua High School)8069
 11%
All Grades Mathematics (Moanalua High School)3929
 10%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students19762064
 4.5%
African American9385
 8.6%
American Indian64
 33.3%
Asian992919
 7.4%
Hispanic190264
 38.9%
Pacific Islander326267
 18.1%
White184184
Two or More Races185341
 84.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients22.4%24.1%
 1.7%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 2,064 students attended Moanalua High School.

Moanalua High School ranks 8th of 53 Hawaii high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Moanalua High School are 45% Asian, 17% Two or more races, 13% Pacific Islander, 13% Hispanic, 9% White, 4% African American.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Hawaii State Department of Education.

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