Pearl Ridge Elementary School

Summary:

Pearl Ridge Elementary School is a public elementary school in Aiea, Hawaii, serving 433 students in grades PK-6. This high-performing school consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in the state, with strong academic results that set it apart from many of the nearby schools.

Pearl Ridge Elementary School has maintained exceptional academic performance, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics that are significantly higher than the state averages across all grade levels. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, the school's ELA proficiency rate was 76%, compared to the state's 49-55% range, and its Math proficiency rate was 77%, compared to the state's 39-52% range. The school's 5th-grade science proficiency rate on the Hawaii State Assessment was also impressive at 67%, well above the state's 46%. This consistent high performance has earned the school a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

In addition to its academic excellence, Pearl City Highlands School, Gustav H Webling Elementary School, and other nearby schools, Pearl Ridge Elementary School stands out for its diverse student population, with a higher percentage of Asian and multi-racial students compared to the surrounding area. The school also has a relatively low percentage of free and reduced lunch recipients, at 25.4%, and a favorable student-teacher ratio of 15.4, both of which may contribute to the school's success. Overall, Pearl Ridge Elementary School is a high-performing, well-resourced institution that provides an enriched educational experience for its students, making it an attractive option for families in the Hawaii Department of Education district.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 98-940 Moanalua Rd
       Aiea, HI  96701


(808) 483-7250

District: Hawaii Department of Education

SchoolDigger Rank:
17th of 195 Hawaii Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,945 Help


Students who attend Pearl Ridge Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Aiea Intermediate School
High:    Aiea High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.4 Help
Number of students:  433

Racial breakdown:

Two or more races:
33.7%
Asian:
30.7%
Hispanic:
20.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  25.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Pearl Ridge Elementary School ranks better than 91.3% of elementary schools in Hawaii. It also ranks 16th 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 91.04. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Pearl Ridge Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: two or more races (33.7%), Asian (30.7%), Hispanic (20.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 25.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pearl Ridge Elementary School is 15.4. 136 elementary 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 Pearl Ridge Elementary School is $14,945. 155 elementary schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Pearl Ridge 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 Ridge Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools HI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 87.37 16th 194 91.8%
2007 89.17 12th 192 93.8%
2008 88.63 13th 146 91.1%
2009 84.71 20th 191 89.5%
2010 86.42 17th 183 90.7%
2011 80.06 25th 191 86.9%
2012 85.29 20th 195 89.7%
2013 87.31 18th 196 90.8%
2015 91.35 12th 194 93.8%
2016 90.85 13th 195 93.3%
2017 87.46 33rd 207 84.1%
2018 85.12 26th 193 86.5%
2019 77.30 42nd 196 78.6%
2021 88.38 23rd 196 88.3%
2022 86.95 25th 193 87.0%
2023 91.04 17th 195 91.3%
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Data source: test scores: Hawaii State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Sunday, December 13, 2009

Open Quote I used to be proud to be a parent at Pearl Ridge Elementary. I never had enough good things to say about this school. Principal was very supportive of the staff, parents, students, activities, etc... but all that has changed.

The current Principal is very unapproachable; her communication skill is next to none. She runs the school like a business instead of 'an elementary school'. My kids say the Principal hardly ever interacts with the students. I think she's lost the main focus, which should be the kids!

The teachers, however, are excellent with the students. They are indeed dedicated, overworked and under appreciated! If its weren't for the teachers, I would have pull my kids from Pearl Ridge Elementary.

This is probably shocking for lots of people to see, but this is truely what's happening at Pearl Ridge. It's very sad to see how one person can change what was once a great school! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Pearl Ridge Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 120 12 345 7 n/a n/a n/a 0 484
1989 124 15 379 6 1 n/a n/a 0 525
1990 112 9 410 9 0 n/a n/a 0 540
1991 124 6 408 8 0 n/a n/a 0 546
1992 152 12 401 19 0 n/a n/a 0 584
1993 142 19 405 16 0 n/a n/a 0 582
1994 133 17 409 19 0 n/a n/a 0 578
1995 118 9 474 17 2 n/a n/a 0 620
1996 118 9 474 17 2 n/a n/a 0 620
1997 123 10 476 16 5 n/a n/a 7 637
1998 121 17 477 15 4 n/a n/a 0 634
1999 115 13 490 5 3 n/a n/a 0 626
2000 118 19 472 6 1 n/a n/a 0 616
2001 113 25 490 6 0 n/a n/a 0 634
2002 108 21 484 8 0 n/a n/a 0 621
2003 108 21 484 8 0 n/a n/a 0 621
2004 88 18 498 7 1 n/a n/a 0 612
2005 89 22 473 11 2 n/a n/a 0 597
2006 78 15 470 16 1 n/a n/a 0 580
2007 62 17 489 14 1 n/a n/a 0 583
2008 70 19 475 18 2 n/a n/a 0 584
2009 85 15 475 15 2 n/a n/a 0 592
2010 82 17 490 14 1 n/a n/a 0 604
2011 51 13 326 15 1 121 69 0 596
2012 49 12 295 38 1 117 91 0 603
2013 49 8 276 45 0 118 102 0 598
2014 46 4 287 79 0 93 105 0 614
2015 44 4 259 70 0 81 113 0 571
2016 34 5 235 82 0 78 139 0 573
2017 33 6 209 79 1 74 150 0 552
2018 31 6 182 92 0 65 158 0 534
2019 29 2 184 95 0 52 165 0 527
2020 19 1 160 100 0 47 170 0 497
2021 20 3 144 101 0 46 161 0 475
2022 20 1 135 85 0 46 154 0 441
2023 18 0 133 88 0 48 146 0 433

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 Ridge Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 484 24.0 20.1 8.5
1989 525 21.5 24.4 5.7
1990 540 23.5 22.9 4.4
1991 546 26.0 21.0 3.8
1992 584 27.5 21.2 6.3
1993 582 29.0 20.1 6.2
1994 578 30.0 19.3 4.5
1995 620 30.0 20.7 5
1996 620 30.0 20.7 5
1997 637 32.0 19.9 3.5
1998 634 33.0 19.2 12
1999 626 31.0 20.2 18.2
2000 616 31.0 19.9 18.3
2001 634 32.0 19.8 16.6
2002 621 32.5 19.1 23.5
2003 621 32.5 19.1 23.5
2004 612 34.5 17.7 24.2
2005 597 33.0 18.1 19.4
2006 580 31.0 18.7 20.9
2007 583 30.0 19.4 20.2
2008 584 33.5 17.4 16.6
2009 592 33.0 17.9 18.4
2010 604 32.0 18.8 20.9
2011 596 32.0 18.6 22.3
2012 603 31.0 19.4 25.9
2013 598 33.0 18.1 25.9
2014 614 31.0 19.8 26.1
2015 571 30.0 19.0 27.7
2016 573 32.0 17.9 25.7
2017 552 32.0 17.2 21.9
2018 534 31.0 17.2 25.8
2019 527 33.0 15.9 24.1
2020 497 32.0 15.5 24.3
2021 475 32.0 14.8 25.9
2022 441 32.0 13.7 19
2023 433 28.0 15.4 25.4

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 Ridge Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 484 24.0 20.1 8.5
1989 525 21.5 24.4 5.7
1990 540 23.5 22.9 4.4
1991 546 26.0 21.0 3.8
1992 584 27.5 21.2 6.3
1993 582 29.0 20.1 6.2
1994 578 30.0 19.3 4.5
1995 620 30.0 20.7 5
1996 620 30.0 20.7 5
1997 637 32.0 19.9 3.5
1998 634 33.0 19.2 12
1999 626 31.0 20.2 18.2
2000 616 31.0 19.9 18.3
2001 634 32.0 19.8 16.6
2002 621 32.5 19.1 23.5
2003 621 32.5 19.1 23.5
2004 612 34.5 17.7 24.2
2005 597 33.0 18.1 19.4
2006 580 31.0 18.7 20.9
2007 583 30.0 19.4 20.2
2008 584 33.5 17.4 16.6
2009 592 33.0 17.9 18.4
2010 604 32.0 18.8 20.9
2011 596 32.0 18.6 22.3
2012 603 31.0 19.4 25.9
2013 598 33.0 18.1 25.9
2014 614 31.0 19.8 26.1
2015 571 30.0 19.0 27.7
2016 573 32.0 17.9 25.7
2017 552 32.0 17.2 21.9
2018 534 31.0 17.2 25.8
2019 527 33.0 15.9 24.1
2020 497 32.0 15.5 24.3
2021 475 32.0 14.8 25.9
2022 441 32.0 13.7 19
2023 433 28.0 15.4 25.4

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 Ridge Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $904 (6.0%) $14,041 (94.0%) $14,945

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Pearl Ridge Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 42nd of 196 Elementary schoolsRanks 17th of 195 Elementary schools
 12.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pearl Ridge Elementary School)8480
 4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5349
 4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Pearl Ridge Elementary School)8892
 4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)5652
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Pearl Ridge Elementary School)6182
 21%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5251
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Pearl Ridge Elementary School)6782
 15%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4950
 1%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Pearl Ridge Elementary School)5968
 9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5755
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Pearl Ridge Elementary School)5264
 12%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4444
6th Grade English Language Arts (Pearl Ridge Elementary School)5877
 19%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5351
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Pearl Ridge Elementary School)6571
 6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4139
 2%
All Grades English Language Arts (Pearl Ridge Elementary School)6576
 11%
All Grades Mathematics (Pearl Ridge Elementary School)6977
 8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students527433
 17.8%
African American20
 100%
American Indian00
Asian184133
 27.7%
Hispanic9588
 7.4%
Pacific Islander5248
 7.7%
White2918
 37.9%
Two or More Races165146
 11.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients24.1%25.4%
 1.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Pearl Ridge Elementary School

Students at Pearl Ridge Elementary School are 34% Two or more races, 31% Asian, 20% Hispanic, 11% Pacific Islander, 4% White.

In the 2022-23 school year, 433 students attended Pearl Ridge Elementary School.

Yes. Pearl Ridge Elementary School ranks in the top 8.7% of Hawaii elementary schools.

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

Middle : Aiea Intermediate School
High : Aiea High School


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