Lehua Elementary School

Summary:

Lehua Elementary School is a public elementary school in Pearl City, Hawaii, serving 259 students from pre-kindergarten to 6th grade. The school is part of the Hawaii Department of Education district, which is ranked 1 out of 1 in the state and rated 5 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Lehua Elementary School has a diverse student population, with a higher percentage of Pacific Islander (29.73%) and Hispanic (20.46%) students compared to nearby schools like Kanoelani Elementary School and Pearl Ridge Elementary School. The school's academic performance is mixed, with overall proficiency rates in English Language Arts (58%) and Mathematics (53%) above the state averages, but with some grade-level variations. Lehua Elementary also has a relatively high percentage of students (50.97%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a higher proportion of students from low-income families compared to nearby schools.

When comparing Lehua Elementary to the nearby schools, Momilani Elementary School consistently ranks as the top-performing school in the area, with the highest proficiency rates in both ELA and Mathematics across all grade levels. Meanwhile, August Ahrens Elementary School and Waimalu Elementary School have lower proficiency rates compared to Lehua Elementary and the other nearby schools. Lehua's diverse student population and high percentage of students from low-income families present both challenges and opportunities for the school to ensure equitable educational opportunities for all its students.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 791 Lehua Ave
       Pearl City, HI  96782


(808) 453-6490

District: Hawaii Department of Education

SchoolDigger Rank:
75th of 195 Hawaii Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,424 Help


Students who attend Lehua Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Highlands Intermediate School
High:    Pearl City High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.7 Help
Number of students:  259

Racial breakdown:

Pacific Islander:
29.7%
Hispanic:
20.5%
Asian:
17.0%
more

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51% Help


 See top rated Hawaii elementary schools

 Compare Lehua Elementary School to nearby elementary schools!

Performance Trends
Help
Compare Details Lehua Elementary School ranks better than 61.5% of elementary schools in Hawaii. It also ranks 74th among 181 ranked elementary schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District. (See more...)
Help
Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 59.45. (See more...)
Student Body
Help
Compare Details Student population at Lehua Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Pacific Islander (29.7%), Hispanic (20.5%), Asian (17%). (See more...)
Help
Compare Details 51% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Help
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lehua Elementary School is 11.7, which is the 20th best among 181 elementary schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District. (See more...)
Help
Compare Lehua Elementary School employs 22 full-time teachers.
Finance
Help
Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lehua Elementary School is $18,424, which is the 23rd highest among 181 elementary schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Lehua 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.)


What do you think?

Your rating for Lehua Elementary School?

Rank History for Lehua Elementary School

Help
Compare
Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools HI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 29.21 149th 194 23.2%
2007 40.67 127th 192 33.9%
2008 37.48 102nd 146 30.1%
2009 52.98 90th 191 52.9%
2010 31.71 137th 183 25.1%
2011 38.53 134th 191 29.8%
2012 39.06 135th 195 30.8%
2013 37.92 139th 196 29.1%
2015 47.43 104th 194 46.4%
2016 45.57 109th 195 44.1%
2017 66.73 75th 207 63.8%
2018 67.39 60th 193 68.9%
2019 63.72 70th 196 64.3%
2021 43.09 108th 196 44.9%
2022 41.25 114th 193 40.9%
2023 59.45 75th 195 61.5%
See the entire list of Hawaii Elementary School Rankings!

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

Lehua Elementary School Test Scores
Tests: 
  
Grades: 
  
Years: 
  
Group by: 
State Scores:    
  
Subgroup: 







Data source: Hawaii Department of Education

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 5)
100%

0%

0%

0%

0%

  

by a parent
Monday, March 31, 2014

Open Quote To the comment above/below... yes Lehua became the 1st Lighthouse on Oahu. I too believe the Leader in Me program is amazing. Not sure how the ratings thing works, but I think the school, faculty, upkeep and atmosphere is great! My wife and I will be sad to pull our daughter when its time to move. Keep up the good work Lehua!! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Open Quote They have a great leadership program, The Leader in Me. Students are taught the 8 Habits. The school's faculty takes the students where they are at and instills leadership skills through the use of the Habits of Success. Hopefully they will be the first Lighthouse school in Hawaii. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Lehua Elementary School

Help
Compare
Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 218 37 194 7 3 n/a n/a 0 459
1989 247 39 213 12 1 n/a n/a 0 512
1990 242 42 203 16 3 n/a n/a 0 506
1991 262 16 159 45 4 n/a n/a 0 486
1992 278 44 160 28 5 n/a n/a 0 515
1993 278 52 164 31 5 n/a n/a 0 530
1994 253 53 162 27 4 n/a n/a 0 499
1995 268 53 157 24 3 n/a n/a -1 504
1996 268 53 157 24 3 n/a n/a -1 504
1997 254 46 174 17 2 n/a n/a 14 507
1998 237 60 188 22 1 n/a n/a 0 508
1999 176 35 166 14 4 n/a n/a 0 395
2000 148 33 168 16 3 n/a n/a 0 368
2001 151 40 163 16 2 n/a n/a 0 372
2002 154 42 182 12 5 n/a n/a 0 395
2003 154 42 182 12 5 n/a n/a 0 395
2004 162 38 184 16 4 n/a n/a 0 404
2005 192 36 204 21 2 n/a n/a 0 455
2006 160 38 180 22 4 n/a n/a 0 404
2007 172 48 166 24 2 n/a n/a 0 412
2008 158 45 165 35 3 n/a n/a 0 406
2009 164 54 154 50 3 n/a n/a 0 425
2010 162 55 162 43 1 n/a n/a 0 423
2011 147 62 61 41 1 91 5 0 408
2012 144 58 50 59 1 66 3 0 381
2013 133 36 59 60 0 69 8 0 365
2014 111 33 61 64 0 65 26 0 360
2015 68 25 53 31 0 65 31 0 273
2016 61 31 35 53 0 59 53 0 292
2017 53 18 35 60 0 65 46 0 277
2018 42 9 29 51 0 66 47 0 244
2019 42 12 35 65 0 75 59 0 288
2020 29 19 42 65 0 67 49 0 271
2021 21 12 28 67 0 65 37 0 230
2022 16 20 35 58 1 84 33 0 247
2023 18 23 44 53 0 77 44 0 259

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 Lehua Elementary School

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 459 26.0 17.6 29.2
1989 512 28.0 18.2 21.1
1990 506 29.5 17.1 21.9
1991 486 29.0 16.7 14.8
1992 515 30.0 17.1 16.3
1993 530 30.5 17.4 14.5
1994 499 28.0 17.8 9.4
1995 504 26.0 19.4 12.5
1996 504 26.0 19.4 12.5
1997 507 29.0 17.5 18.3
1998 508 29.0 17.5 15.6
1999 395 27.0 14.6 36.5
2000 368 24.0 15.3 38.9
2001 372 24.0 15.5 46.5
2002 395 25.0 15.8 54.2
2003 395 25.0 15.8 54.2
2004 404 29.0 13.9 48.5
2005 455 25.0 18.2 40
2006 404 27.0 15.0 41.1
2007 412 29.0 14.2 37.1
2008 406 28.0 14.5 34.7
2009 425 28.0 15.2 46.1
2010 423 29.5 14.3 43.5
2011 408 27.5 14.8 44.4
2012 381 26.5 14.3 45.4
2013 365 25.0 14.6 55.1
2014 360 25.0 14.4 51.7
2015 273 21.0 13.0 51.3
2016 292 20.0 14.6 52.4
2017 277 19.0 14.5 56.3
2018 244 21.0 11.6 58.6
2019 288 18.0 16.0 54.5
2020 271 21.0 12.9 55.4
2021 230 21.0 10.9 56.5
2022 247 21.0 11.7 59.9
2023 259 22.0 11.7 51

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 Lehua Elementary School

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 459 26.0 17.6 29.2
1989 512 28.0 18.2 21.1
1990 506 29.5 17.1 21.9
1991 486 29.0 16.7 14.8
1992 515 30.0 17.1 16.3
1993 530 30.5 17.4 14.5
1994 499 28.0 17.8 9.4
1995 504 26.0 19.4 12.5
1996 504 26.0 19.4 12.5
1997 507 29.0 17.5 18.3
1998 508 29.0 17.5 15.6
1999 395 27.0 14.6 36.5
2000 368 24.0 15.3 38.9
2001 372 24.0 15.5 46.5
2002 395 25.0 15.8 54.2
2003 395 25.0 15.8 54.2
2004 404 29.0 13.9 48.5
2005 455 25.0 18.2 40
2006 404 27.0 15.0 41.1
2007 412 29.0 14.2 37.1
2008 406 28.0 14.5 34.7
2009 425 28.0 15.2 46.1
2010 423 29.5 14.3 43.5
2011 408 27.5 14.8 44.4
2012 381 26.5 14.3 45.4
2013 365 25.0 14.6 55.1
2014 360 25.0 14.4 51.7
2015 273 21.0 13.0 51.3
2016 292 20.0 14.6 52.4
2017 277 19.0 14.5 56.3
2018 244 21.0 11.6 58.6
2019 288 18.0 16.0 54.5
2020 271 21.0 12.9 55.4
2021 230 21.0 10.9 56.5
2022 247 21.0 11.7 59.9
2023 259 22.0 11.7 51

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 Lehua Elementary School

Help

YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,746 (9.5%) $16,678 (90.5%) $18,424

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lehua Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 70th of 196 Elementary schoolsRanks 75th of 195 Elementary schools
 2.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lehua Elementary School)4948
 1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5349
 4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Lehua Elementary School)5762
 5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)5652
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Lehua Elementary School)4563
 18%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5251
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Lehua Elementary School)4859
 11%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4950
 1%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Lehua Elementary School)8355
 28%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5755
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Lehua Elementary School)8136
 45%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4444
6th Grade English Language Arts (Lehua Elementary School)6163
 2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5351
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Lehua Elementary School)4760
 13%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4139
 2%
All Grades English Language Arts (Lehua Elementary School)6058
 2%
All Grades Mathematics (Lehua Elementary School)5953
 6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students288259
 10.1%
African American1223
 91.7%
American Indian00
Asian3544
 25.7%
Hispanic6553
 18.5%
Pacific Islander7577
 2.7%
White4218
 57.1%
Two or More Races5944
 25.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients54.5%51%
 3.5%


Schools Near Lehua Elementary School









Frequently Asked Questions about Lehua Elementary School

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

Middle : Highlands Intermediate School
High : Pearl City High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 259 students attended Lehua Elementary School.

Lehua Elementary School ranks 75th of 195 Hawaii elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Lehua Elementary School are 30% Pacific Islander, 20% Hispanic, 17% Asian, 17% Two or more races, 9% African American, 7% White.


Rate Lehua Elementary School!



Sign up for updates!

Be the first to know when there is an update for Lehua Elementary School!




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.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





Diagnostics

None retrieved from Database in 15 milliseconds.