Moanalua Middle School

Public 7-8

 1289 Mahiole St
       Honolulu, HI  96819


(808) 831-7850

District: Hawaii Department of Education

SchoolDigger Rank:
1st of 72 Hawaii Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,589 Help

Students who attend Moanalua Middle School usually attend:

High:    Moanalua High School

Feeder schools for Moanalua Middle School:

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

Student/teacher ratio:  15.6
Number of students:  777

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
39.3%
Two or more races:
20.2%
Hispanic:
13.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  26.6%

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Compare Details Moanalua Middle School ranks better than 98.6% of middle schools in Hawaii. It also ranks first among 40 ranked middle schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.6. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Moanalua Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (39.3%), two or more races (20.2%), Hispanic (13.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 26.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Moanalua Middle School is 15.6. 28 middle schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Moanalua Middle School is $14,589. 34 middle schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Moanalua Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Moanalua Middle School 1st of 72 Hawaii public middle schools. (See Moanalua Middle 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 Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools HI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 90.01 4th 69 94.2%
2007 88.32 4th 71 94.4%
2008 89.92 1st 46 97.8%
2009 80.18 7th 68 89.7%
2010 71.94 11th 65 83.1%
2011 83.90 6th 71 91.5%
2012 79.95 9th 73 87.7%
2013 73.48 10th 76 86.8%
2015 94.02 2nd 72 97.2%
2016 94.89 1st 73 98.6%
2017 90.12 1st 82 98.8%
2018 95.10 1st 67 98.5%
2019 95.39 1st 70 98.6%
2021 94.79 3rd 73 95.9%
2022 95.60 1st 72 98.6%

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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by a parent
Friday, July 10, 2015

Open Quote I totally recommend Moanalua Middle School. I know several families who lie to get their children into this district (make up address, use someone else’s address, etc.). It has a strong reputation in academics and music.
Math: The elementary school is on the Singapore math system (totally horrible), but MMS is regular math and my daughter’s math grades improved. But her math teacher still required his way to solve the problem or it was wrong even if there are other ways for the student to solve.
Classes: Students are put in groups and will stay in the same groups and same teachers in 7th grade and 8th grade, unless requested to be moved.
Dress Code/Uniform: MMS has a strict dress code with the tops having to be approved school shirts and the bottoms on a few choices. But shoes, socks, hair color, makeup, jewelry is up to the student’s personality. My very fashionable daughter was not happy with a uniform at first, but now its time to move schools, she wants to keep her uniform as it is so much easier she says and no stress on what to wear.
Activities: MMS is well known for their orchestra and band program. They also are very good in sports too. The middle schools in Hawaii have competitive basketball, volleyball, track, and cheerleading. They also have clubs like drama, choir, art, ukulele, too.
Bullying: There will always be bullying wherever you go. They have mean girls. The disrespectful things that come out of these uneducated girls are horrible. Sadly, I think the administration could have done more to control these mouthy twits; especially those who were attending MMS on a geographic exception. Bringing weapons to school is no joke here. Just this summer school of 2015, a kitchen knife was brought and the student who expelled and two students who knew about it but did not report it were suspended for the summer. Make sure you check our children’s backpacks.
I continue to recommend this school and system (elementary and high school). My daughter was very happy; she was academically challenged; and flourished at MMS. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Moanalua Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 265 33 576 20 5 n/a n/a -60 839
1989 274 33 532 20 2 n/a n/a 0 861
1990 263 41 569 19 3 n/a n/a 0 895
1991 247 29 531 51 4 n/a n/a 0 862
1992 259 45 524 39 2 n/a n/a 0 869
1993 256 43 568 35 1 n/a n/a 0 903
1994 295 49 541 33 2 n/a n/a 0 920
1995 296 55 553 36 2 n/a n/a 0 942
1996 296 55 553 36 2 n/a n/a 0 942
1997 261 55 517 33 3 n/a n/a 24 893
1998 256 57 531 19 5 n/a n/a 0 868
1999 239 58 561 21 4 n/a n/a 0 883
2000 249 61 527 31 2 n/a n/a 0 870
2001 229 60 534 29 3 n/a n/a 0 855
2002 220 44 562 26 0 n/a n/a 0 852
2003 220 44 562 26 0 n/a n/a 0 852
2004 227 50 557 32 2 n/a n/a 0 868
2005 204 38 531 36 5 n/a n/a 0 814
2006 207 44 546 29 5 n/a n/a 0 831
2007 206 49 567 38 3 n/a n/a 0 863
2008 205 49 559 25 4 n/a n/a 0 842
2009 177 62 579 26 3 n/a n/a 0 847
2010 234 60 574 45 1 n/a n/a 0 914
2011 157 61 394 50 3 107 94 0 866
2012 125 53 372 47 4 118 100 0 819
2013 134 61 392 68 3 114 100 0 872
2014 116 54 390 77 2 106 87 0 832
2015 105 55 387 92 4 117 85 0 845
2016 108 54 352 91 7 108 94 0 814
2017 105 45 341 97 2 109 92 0 791
2018 102 46 371 89 0 121 94 0 823
2019 107 37 388 108 2 99 112 0 853
2020 87 52 348 111 0 101 153 0 852
2021 72 40 305 108 1 94 157 0 777

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 Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 839 43.0 19.5 9.1
1989 861 38.5 22.3 8.5
1990 895 41.0 21.8 9.5
1991 862 43.0 20.0 10.4
1992 869 45.5 19.0 6.1
1993 903 49.0 18.4 7
1994 920 48.0 19.2 5
1995 942 54.0 17.4 7.1
1996 942 54.0 17.4 7.1
1997 893 49.4 18.1 11.9
1998 868 47.0 18.5 13.4
1999 883 46.5 19.0 19.7
2000 870 44.0 19.8 18.2
2001 855 45.0 19.0 19.4
2002 852 47.0 18.1 20.4
2003 852 47.0 18.1 20.4
2004 868 49.5 17.5 16.9
2005 814 46.5 17.5 16
2006 831 46.5 17.9 18.2
2007 863 47.5 18.2 18.9
2008 842 47.5 17.7 17
2009 847 46.5 18.2 21.4
2010 914 47.5 19.2 24
2011 866 47.5 18.2 24.9
2012 819 46.5 17.6 27
2013 872 44.5 19.5 26.3
2014 832 47.5 17.5 29.2
2015 845 50.0 16.9 27.5
2016 814 50.0 16.2 27.9
2017 791 48.5 16.3 25.5
2018 823 46.5 17.6 26.1
2019 853 45.5 18.7 23.8
2020 852 48.0 17.7 25.1
2021 777 49.5 15.6 26.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Moanalua Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 839 43.0 19.5 9.1
1989 861 38.5 22.3 8.5
1990 895 41.0 21.8 9.5
1991 862 43.0 20.0 10.4
1992 869 45.5 19.0 6.1
1993 903 49.0 18.4 7
1994 920 48.0 19.2 5
1995 942 54.0 17.4 7.1
1996 942 54.0 17.4 7.1
1997 893 49.4 18.1 11.9
1998 868 47.0 18.5 13.4
1999 883 46.5 19.0 19.7
2000 870 44.0 19.8 18.2
2001 855 45.0 19.0 19.4
2002 852 47.0 18.1 20.4
2003 852 47.0 18.1 20.4
2004 868 49.5 17.5 16.9
2005 814 46.5 17.5 16
2006 831 46.5 17.9 18.2
2007 863 47.5 18.2 18.9
2008 842 47.5 17.7 17
2009 847 46.5 18.2 21.4
2010 914 47.5 19.2 24
2011 866 47.5 18.2 24.9
2012 819 46.5 17.6 27
2013 872 44.5 19.5 26.3
2014 832 47.5 17.5 29.2
2015 845 50.0 16.9 27.5
2016 814 50.0 16.2 27.9
2017 791 48.5 16.3 25.5
2018 823 46.5 17.6 26.1
2019 853 45.5 18.7 23.8
2020 852 48.0 17.7 25.1
2021 777 49.5 15.6 26.6

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 Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,108 (7.6%) $13,481 (92.4%) $14,589

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Moanalua Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 1st of 70 Middle schoolsRanks 1st of 72 Middle schools
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Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Moanalua Middle School)7574
 1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5352
 1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Moanalua Middle School)5957
 2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)3833
 5%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Moanalua Middle School)8475
 9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5250
 2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Moanalua Middle School)6755
 12%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)3831
 7%
All Grades Science (Moanalua Middle School)7753
 24%
All Grades English Language Arts (Moanalua Middle School)7974
 5%
All Grades Mathematics (Moanalua Middle School)6356
 7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students853777
 8.9%
African American3740
 8.1%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian388305
 21.4%
Hispanic108108
Pacific Islander9994
 5.1%
White10772
 32.7%
Two or More Races112157
 40.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients23.8%26.6%
 2.8%




Frequently Asked Questions about Moanalua Middle School

Students who attend Moanalua Middle School usually go on to attend Moanalua High School

Yes! Moanalua Middle School is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 1st of 72 Hawaii middle schools.

In the 2020-21 school year, 777 students attended Moanalua Middle School.

Students at Moanalua Middle School are 39% Asian, 20% Two or more races, 14% Hispanic, 12% Pacific Islander, 9% White, 5% African American.


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