King David Kalakaua Middle School

Summary:

King David Kalakaua Middle School is a public middle school in Honolulu, Hawaii, serving 898 students in grades 6-8. 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.

While King David Kalakaua Middle School has a significantly higher percentage of Asian (60.8%) and Pacific Islander (26.39%) students compared to nearby schools, its academic performance is generally lower than the state averages. In the 2022-2023 school year, only 47% of students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, and 33% were proficient or better in Mathematics. The school also has a high percentage of students (66.26%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a higher proportion of students from low-income families. However, the school has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 14:1, which is lower than some of the nearby schools.

When compared to other middle schools in the area, such as Aliamanu Middle School and Moanalua Middle School, King David Kalakaua Middle School generally performs below average in terms of test scores and statewide rankings. However, the school's consistent 3-star rating from SchoolDigger suggests that its performance has been relatively stable, and its proximity to higher-performing schools may provide opportunities for collaboration and sharing of best practices to improve student outcomes.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 821 Kalihi St
       Honolulu, HI  96819


(808) 832-3130

District: Hawaii Department of Education

SchoolDigger Rank:
29th of 73 Hawaii Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,015 Help


Students who attend King David Kalakaua Middle School usually attend:

High:    Governor Wallace Rider Farrington High School

Feeder schools for King David Kalakaua Middle School:

Elementary:    Kalihi Kai Elementary School
    Kapalama Elementary School
    Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School
    Puuhale Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.0 Help
Number of students:  898

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
60.8%
Pacific Islander:
26.4%
Two or more races:
7.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  66.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details King David Kalakaua Middle School ranks better than 60.3% of middle schools in Hawaii. It also ranks 20th among 40 ranked middle 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 50.68. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (60.8%), Pacific Islander (26.4%), two or more races (7.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 66.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at King David Kalakaua Middle School is 14. 21 middle schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare King David Kalakaua Middle School employs 64 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at King David Kalakaua Middle School is $15,015. 30 middle schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

King David Kalakaua Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks King David Kalakaua Middle School 29th of 73 Hawaii public middle schools. (See King David Kalakaua 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 King David Kalakaua Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools HI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 30.68 47th 69 31.9%
2007 30.23 49th 71 31.0%
2008 26.18 32nd 46 30.4%
2009 38.30 44th 68 35.3%
2010 30.14 53rd 65 18.5%
2011 28.53 53rd 71 25.4%
2012 32.34 52nd 73 28.8%
2013 36.10 51st 76 32.9%
2015 44.36 34th 72 52.8%
2016 54.35 28th 73 61.6%
2017 34.33 34th 82 58.5%
2018 54.98 26th 67 61.2%
2019 58.89 24th 70 65.7%
2021 42.76 37th 73 49.3%
2022 45.97 34th 72 52.8%
2023 50.68 29th 73 60.3%
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Data source: test scores: Hawaii State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for King David Kalakaua Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 52 5 1153 24 n/a n/a n/a 0 1234
1989 43 7 1110 19 0 n/a n/a 0 1179
1990 40 9 1023 20 0 n/a n/a 0 1092
1991 19 16 635 4 0 n/a n/a 0 674
1992 39 4 701 24 0 n/a n/a 0 768
1993 42 2 776 15 1 n/a n/a 0 836
1994 39 1 845 18 2 n/a n/a 0 905
1995 43 6 836 13 1 n/a n/a 0 899
1996 43 6 836 13 1 n/a n/a 0 899
1997 43 3 861 14 0 n/a n/a 1 922
1998 36 2 871 19 1 n/a n/a 0 929
1999 36 3 911 15 2 n/a n/a 0 967
2000 41 3 897 12 0 n/a n/a 0 953
2001 53 0 880 13 2 n/a n/a 0 948
2002 43 7 925 12 1 n/a n/a 0 988
2003 43 7 925 12 1 n/a n/a 0 988
2004 46 10 957 13 1 n/a n/a 0 1027
2005 48 6 982 13 1 n/a n/a 0 1050
2006 57 6 930 15 1 n/a n/a 0 1009
2007 71 7 963 11 1 n/a n/a 0 1053
2008 69 5 957 8 0 n/a n/a 0 1039
2009 72 6 953 5 0 n/a n/a 0 1036
2010 76 3 908 6 1 n/a n/a 0 994
2011 8 3 670 7 2 256 10 0 956
2012 10 4 699 10 4 256 22 0 1005
2013 11 6 723 10 4 253 25 0 1032
2014 11 11 724 9 4 263 18 0 1040
2015 8 6 706 10 1 244 13 0 988
2016 7 5 693 11 0 256 17 0 989
2017 11 5 710 17 0 253 21 0 1017
2018 11 4 715 31 0 271 43 0 1075
2019 8 3 705 50 1 266 57 0 1090
2020 2 1 696 52 1 244 69 0 1065
2021 1 1 642 45 0 247 68 0 1004
2022 0 1 613 49 0 245 70 0 978
2023 0 1 546 44 0 237 70 0 898

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 King David Kalakaua Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1234 74.5 16.5 36.2
1989 1179 56.0 21.0 35.3
1990 1092 56.5 19.3 29.5
1991 674 39.0 17.2 36.6
1992 768 41.5 18.5 25.9
1993 836 47.0 17.8 32.7
1994 905 51.5 17.6 20.8
1995 899 47.0 19.1 18.5
1996 899 47.0 19.1 18.5
1997 922 49.0 18.8 45.5
1998 929 51.0 18.2 45
1999 967 50.5 19.1 59.5
2000 953 57.0 16.7 62.7
2001 948 58.0 16.3 69.8
2002 988 55.0 18.0 71
2003 988 55.0 18.0 71
2004 1027 56.0 18.3 74.6
2005 1050 57.0 18.4 64.9
2006 1009 58.0 17.4 69.1
2007 1053 59.0 17.8 67.4
2008 1039 58.0 17.9 52.9
2009 1036 59.0 17.6 62.5
2010 994 64.0 15.5 67.5
2011 956 59.0 16.2 66.8
2012 1005 60.0 16.7 71.9
2013 1032 59.0 17.4 74.4
2014 1040 63.0 16.5 73.9
2015 988 65.0 15.2 68.2
2016 989 63.0 15.6 66.1
2017 1017 60.0 16.9 65.6
2018 1075 63.0 17.0 64.5
2019 1090 60.0 18.1 63.3
2020 1065 62.0 17.1 57.7
2021 1004 65.0 15.4 68.7
2022 978 65.0 15.0 71.4
2023 898 64.0 14.0 66.3

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 King David Kalakaua Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1234 74.5 16.5 36.2
1989 1179 56.0 21.0 35.3
1990 1092 56.5 19.3 29.5
1991 674 39.0 17.2 36.6
1992 768 41.5 18.5 25.9
1993 836 47.0 17.8 32.7
1994 905 51.5 17.6 20.8
1995 899 47.0 19.1 18.5
1996 899 47.0 19.1 18.5
1997 922 49.0 18.8 45.5
1998 929 51.0 18.2 45
1999 967 50.5 19.1 59.5
2000 953 57.0 16.7 62.7
2001 948 58.0 16.3 69.8
2002 988 55.0 18.0 71
2003 988 55.0 18.0 71
2004 1027 56.0 18.3 74.6
2005 1050 57.0 18.4 64.9
2006 1009 58.0 17.4 69.1
2007 1053 59.0 17.8 67.4
2008 1039 58.0 17.9 52.9
2009 1036 59.0 17.6 62.5
2010 994 64.0 15.5 67.5
2011 956 59.0 16.2 66.8
2012 1005 60.0 16.7 71.9
2013 1032 59.0 17.4 74.4
2014 1040 63.0 16.5 73.9
2015 988 65.0 15.2 68.2
2016 989 63.0 15.6 66.1
2017 1017 60.0 16.9 65.6
2018 1075 63.0 17.0 64.5
2019 1090 60.0 18.1 63.3
2020 1065 62.0 17.1 57.7
2021 1004 65.0 15.4 68.7
2022 978 65.0 15.0 71.4
2023 898 64.0 14.0 66.3

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 King David Kalakaua Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,624 (10.8%) $13,391 (89.2%) $15,015

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

Impact of COVID-19 on King David Kalakaua Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 24th of 70 Middle schoolsRanks 29th of 73 Middle schools
 5.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (King David Kalakaua Middle School)4738
 9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5351
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (King David Kalakaua Middle School)3735
 2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4139
 2%
7th Grade English Language Arts (King David Kalakaua Middle School)5850
 8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5351
 2%
7th Grade Mathematics (King David Kalakaua Middle School)4737
 10%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)3834
 4%
8th Grade English Language Arts (King David Kalakaua Middle School)5253
 1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5250
 2%
8th Grade Mathematics (King David Kalakaua Middle School)4529
 16%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)3831
 7%
All Grades English Language Arts (King David Kalakaua Middle School)5247
 5%
All Grades Mathematics (King David Kalakaua Middle School)4333
 10%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students1090898
 17.6%
African American31
 66.7%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian705546
 22.6%
Hispanic5044
 12%
Pacific Islander266237
 10.9%
White80
 100%
Two or More Races5770
 22.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients63.3%66.3%
 3%


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Students at King David Kalakaua Middle School are 61% Asian, 26% Pacific Islander, 8% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 898 students attended King David Kalakaua Middle School.

King David Kalakaua Middle School ranks 29th of 73 Hawaii middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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