Pearl City Elementary School

Summary:

Pearl City Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 411 students in grades PK-6 in Pearl City, Hawaii, which is part of the Hawaii Department of Education district.

Pearl City Elementary School consistently performs well academically, with 67% of students proficient or better in both English Language Arts and Mathematics, significantly higher than the state averages. The school has a diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 10.71% White, 1.7% African American, 20.19% Hispanic, 24.33% Asian, 20.19% Pacific Islander, and 22.87% two or more races. While the school has a relatively high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at 50.36%, it still manages to achieve strong academic results, outperforming nearby schools like Pearl Ridge Elementary School and Kanoelani Elementary School in mathematics proficiency.

The consistent high performance and ability to serve a diverse student population with varying socioeconomic backgrounds make Pearl City Elementary School a standout in the area. The school's 4-star rating from SchoolDigger and ranking in the top 50 elementary schools in Hawaii are a testament to the quality of education provided to its students.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 1090 Waimano Home Rd
       Pearl City, HI  96782


(808) 453-6455

District: Hawaii Department of Education

SchoolDigger Rank:
31st of 195 Hawaii Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,325 Help


Students who attend Pearl City Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Highlands Intermediate School
High:    Pearl City High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.7 Help
Number of students:  411

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
24.3%
Two or more races:
22.9%
Hispanic:
20.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  50.4% Help


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Compare Details Pearl City Elementary School ranks better than 84.1% of elementary schools in Hawaii. It also ranks 30th 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 81.91. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Pearl City Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (24.3%), two or more races (22.9%), Hispanic (20.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 50.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pearl City Elementary School is 13.7, which is the 68th 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 Pearl City Elementary School is $16,325. 95 elementary schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Pearl City 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 Pearl City Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools HI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 59.71 61st 194 68.6%
2007 40.24 129th 192 32.8%
2008 61.53 53rd 146 63.7%
2009 63.49 55th 191 71.2%
2010 64.92 60th 183 67.2%
2011 54.65 89th 191 53.4%
2012 57.15 84th 195 56.9%
2013 48.94 103rd 196 47.4%
2015 70.43 55th 194 71.6%
2016 83.83 25th 195 87.2%
2017 90.71 23rd 207 88.9%
2018 71.53 50th 193 74.1%
2019 81.83 31st 196 84.2%
2021 76.02 39th 196 80.1%
2022 78.39 42nd 193 78.2%
2023 81.91 31st 195 84.1%
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Data source: test scores: Hawaii State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Pearl City Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 148 39 343 15 3 n/a n/a 0 548
1989 136 30 334 13 5 n/a n/a 0 518
1990 157 24 346 11 3 n/a n/a 0 541
1991 135 13 345 21 1 n/a n/a 0 515
1992 135 21 346 26 2 n/a n/a 0 530
1993 134 25 346 27 1 n/a n/a 0 533
1994 123 16 361 27 1 n/a n/a 0 528
1995 128 18 398 33 1 n/a n/a -1 577
1996 128 18 398 33 1 n/a n/a -1 577
1997 133 16 422 39 3 n/a n/a 0 613
1998 140 19 470 31 2 n/a n/a 0 662
1999 116 27 428 27 2 n/a n/a 0 600
2000 124 28 383 30 2 n/a n/a 0 567
2001 117 35 368 37 4 n/a n/a 0 561
2002 115 46 378 38 4 n/a n/a 0 581
2003 115 46 378 38 4 n/a n/a 0 581
2004 110 46 373 37 6 n/a n/a 0 572
2005 103 38 346 40 3 n/a n/a 0 530
2006 114 46 357 36 8 n/a n/a 0 561
2007 83 38 347 28 7 n/a n/a 0 503
2008 80 35 354 23 5 n/a n/a 0 497
2009 106 33 371 32 2 n/a n/a 0 544
2010 129 33 375 29 6 n/a n/a 0 572
2011 104 29 183 33 5 146 45 0 545
2012 95 23 198 51 6 148 53 0 574
2013 84 14 184 67 1 137 60 0 547
2014 88 10 166 89 1 126 71 0 551
2015 52 13 155 85 0 112 69 0 486
2016 47 22 137 64 0 97 80 0 447
2017 48 19 109 75 0 89 77 0 417
2018 47 18 107 88 0 77 85 0 422
2019 43 13 114 96 0 82 88 0 436
2020 40 5 109 100 0 83 94 0 431
2021 39 1 105 96 0 78 96 0 415
2022 40 5 117 90 0 82 96 0 430
2023 44 7 100 83 0 83 94 0 411

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 Pearl City Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 548 32.0 17.1 23
1989 518 28.5 18.1 19.3
1990 541 29.5 18.3 21.6
1991 515 29.0 17.7 15.1
1992 530 28.5 18.5 20.6
1993 533 31.0 17.2 17.3
1994 528 32.0 16.5 12.3
1995 577 30.0 19.2 12.5
1996 577 30.0 19.2 12.5
1997 613 33.0 18.6 21
1998 662 34.5 19.2 18.4
1999 600 34.5 17.4 34
2000 567 31.0 18.3 37.9
2001 561 31.0 18.1 53.3
2002 581 36.0 16.1 53.7
2003 581 36.0 16.1 53.7
2004 572 35.0 16.3 52.6
2005 530 35.0 15.1 45.1
2006 561 34.0 16.5 49.2
2007 503 29.0 17.3 53.5
2008 497 31.0 16.0 56.3
2009 544 33.5 16.2 47.4
2010 572 34.0 16.8 46.7
2011 545 31.5 17.3 55.2
2012 574 32.5 17.6 50.3
2013 547 31.0 17.6 49.7
2014 551 31.0 17.7 53.4
2015 486 30.0 16.2 55.1
2016 447 27.0 16.5 57.5
2017 417 26.0 16.0 52.8
2018 422 25.0 16.8 56.6
2019 436 29.0 15.0 49.1
2020 431 28.0 15.3 49.9
2021 415 28.0 14.8 53.3
2022 430 28.0 15.3 51.4
2023 411 30.0 13.7 50.4

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 Pearl City Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 548 32.0 17.1 23
1989 518 28.5 18.1 19.3
1990 541 29.5 18.3 21.6
1991 515 29.0 17.7 15.1
1992 530 28.5 18.5 20.6
1993 533 31.0 17.2 17.3
1994 528 32.0 16.5 12.3
1995 577 30.0 19.2 12.5
1996 577 30.0 19.2 12.5
1997 613 33.0 18.6 21
1998 662 34.5 19.2 18.4
1999 600 34.5 17.4 34
2000 567 31.0 18.3 37.9
2001 561 31.0 18.1 53.3
2002 581 36.0 16.1 53.7
2003 581 36.0 16.1 53.7
2004 572 35.0 16.3 52.6
2005 530 35.0 15.1 45.1
2006 561 34.0 16.5 49.2
2007 503 29.0 17.3 53.5
2008 497 31.0 16.0 56.3
2009 544 33.5 16.2 47.4
2010 572 34.0 16.8 46.7
2011 545 31.5 17.3 55.2
2012 574 32.5 17.6 50.3
2013 547 31.0 17.6 49.7
2014 551 31.0 17.7 53.4
2015 486 30.0 16.2 55.1
2016 447 27.0 16.5 57.5
2017 417 26.0 16.0 52.8
2018 422 25.0 16.8 56.6
2019 436 29.0 15.0 49.1
2020 431 28.0 15.3 49.9
2021 415 28.0 14.8 53.3
2022 430 28.0 15.3 51.4
2023 411 30.0 13.7 50.4

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 Pearl City Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,300 (8.0%) $15,025 (92.0%) $16,325

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Pearl City Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 31st of 196 Elementary schoolsRanks 31st of 195 Elementary schools
 0.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pearl City Elementary School)6257
 5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5349
 4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Pearl City Elementary School)6657
 9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)5652
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Pearl City Elementary School)7465
 9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5251
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Pearl City Elementary School)7881
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4950
 1%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Pearl City Elementary School)6577
 12%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5755
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Pearl City Elementary School)6968
 1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4444
6th Grade English Language Arts (Pearl City Elementary School)7069
 1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5351
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Pearl City Elementary School)6659
 7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4139
 2%
All Grades English Language Arts (Pearl City Elementary School)6867
 1%
All Grades Mathematics (Pearl City Elementary School)7067
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students436411
 5.7%
African American137
 46.2%
American Indian00
Asian114100
 12.3%
Hispanic9683
 13.5%
Pacific Islander8283
 1.2%
White4344
 2.3%
Two or More Races8894
 6.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients49.1%50.4%
 1.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Pearl City Elementary School

Students at Pearl City Elementary School are 24% Asian, 23% Two or more races, 20% Hispanic, 20% Pacific Islander, 11% White, 2% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 411 students attended Pearl City Elementary School.

Students who attend Pearl City Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Highlands Intermediate School
High : Pearl City High School

Pearl City Elementary School ranks 31st of 195 Hawaii elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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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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