Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School

Summary:

Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School is a public elementary school in Honolulu, Hawaii, serving grades PK-6 with 481 students. This exceptional school consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in the state, with outstanding academic performance that far exceeds the state averages.

Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School stands out for its consistently high academic achievement, with 80% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 78% in Mathematics, compared to state averages of 49-55% in ELA and 39-52% in Math. The school's racial diversity is also notable, with a student population that is 65.28% White, 14.35% Hispanic, 6.65% Asian, and 10.4% two or more races, in contrast to nearby schools like Aiea Elementary School which has a higher concentration of Pacific Islander students. Additionally, the school has a very low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at only 5.2%, compared to surrounding schools ranging from 27.04% to 74.74%.

The small class sizes at Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School, with just 13 students per teacher, may contribute to the school's exceptional academic performance. This is lower than the nearby schools, which have ratios ranging from 11.6 to 17.6 students per teacher. The school's sustained excellence over the past 10 years, consistently ranking in the top 10 elementary schools in Hawaii Department of Education, is a testament to the school's effective teaching practices and the dedication of its staff.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 Manzelman Cir
       Honolulu, HI  96818


(808) 421-4148

District: Hawaii Department of Education

SchoolDigger Rank:
8th of 195 Hawaii Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,351 Help


Students who attend Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Aliamanu Middle School
High:    Admiral Arthur W Radford High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.0 Help
Number of students:  481

Racial breakdown:

White:
65.3%
Hispanic:
14.3%
Two or more races:
10.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5.2% Help


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Compare Details Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School ranks better than 95.9% of elementary schools in Hawaii. It also ranks 8th 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 93.33. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (65.3%), Hispanic (14.3%), two or more races (10.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 5.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Hawaii Department of Education School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School is 13, which is the 42nd best among 181 elementary schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District. (See more...)
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Compare Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School employs 37 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School is $15,351. 141 elementary schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam 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 Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools HI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 77.79 30th 194 84.5%
2007 84.34 21st 192 89.1%
2008 84.33 16th 146 89.0%
2009 82.97 22nd 191 88.5%
2011 91.66 10th 191 94.8%
2012 86.79 13th 195 93.3%
2013 89.55 9th 196 95.4%
2015 93.19 9th 194 95.4%
2016 91.05 11th 195 94.4%
2017 95.78 9th 207 95.7%
2018 93.13 7th 193 96.4%
2019 92.04 10th 196 94.9%
2021 96.60 7th 196 96.4%
2022 95.13 5th 193 97.4%
2023 93.33 8th 195 95.9%
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Data source: test scores: Hawaii State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Monday, June 4, 2018

Open Quote My son just completed kindergarten here, and I have only had very positive experiences with the school, staff, and teachers. Great communication from the teacher and staff, great feedback to the parents, emphasis on creativity and problem solving, along with teamwork. My son was reading by the end of kindergarten. Love this school!! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Open Quote We love Hickam Elementary as does our daughter. Ms. Reid is amazing and very attentive to the needs of my daughter's education. We couldn't be happier. We also enjoy going to all the events at the school. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, January 17, 2014

Open Quote My kids attended Hickam from 2010-2013. While some of the teachers and staff are great, I am going to address the problem with 2nd grade specifically, and the policies that are not being upheld to state standard. I had to homeschool my 2nd grader after unsuccessfully working with the teacher, and principle. The work load is overwhelming, fun activities are only permitted if all work is done, kids are all expected to perform at the same level, and recesses are used as punishment to complete work if not done. This is against state regulations. For years, I've heard, and experienced these problems, and parents are told "well everyone else can keep up". This is not true. My son rarely had a behavioral problem, but struggled in English. By the end of 1st quarter, he felt he was the worst student and cried about missing Rocking Readers, Recesses, and Parties. My volunteering in class was useless to help the situation. I would encourage any parent going through this to get involved in voicing our frustrations and make a positive change. I found many parents going through the same thing at Hickam, but nothing changed for the better. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Open Quote I don't care for the amount of homework my children (ages 8 and 10) have. They have so many folder, notebooks and composition books to keep track of it is ridiculous. I feel they are trying to make up for the low national ranking by making it really hard for the children. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 579 87 110 24 6 n/a n/a 0 806
1989 596 79 108 19 3 n/a n/a 0 805
1990 551 98 118 26 5 n/a n/a 0 798
1991 514 24 129 91 3 n/a n/a -2 759
1992 492 98 103 23 6 n/a n/a 0 722
1993 531 92 114 18 6 n/a n/a 0 761
1994 555 95 107 23 6 n/a n/a 0 786
1995 564 101 103 21 4 n/a n/a 0 793
1996 564 101 103 21 4 n/a n/a 0 793
1997 560 89 102 18 1 n/a n/a 31 801
1998 579 98 111 14 2 n/a n/a 0 804
1999 604 96 114 21 3 n/a n/a 0 838
2000 583 97 107 19 2 n/a n/a 0 808
2001 576 82 114 28 5 n/a n/a 0 805
2002 510 76 110 17 3 n/a n/a 0 716
2003 510 76 110 17 3 n/a n/a 0 716
2004 500 78 126 19 3 n/a n/a 0 726
2005 508 84 114 32 4 n/a n/a 0 742
2006 554 82 122 36 3 n/a n/a 0 797
2007 578 78 130 43 3 n/a n/a 0 832
2008 490 60 105 44 3 n/a n/a 0 702
2009 548 83 134 48 6 n/a n/a 0 819
2010 428 60 109 36 5 n/a n/a 0 638
2011 367 40 32 46 4 13 71 0 573
2012 388 35 30 50 2 11 69 0 585
2013 431 32 28 83 1 11 68 0 654
2014 410 33 30 79 1 5 48 0 606
2015 386 18 43 78 3 4 41 0 573
2016 355 19 22 69 1 4 57 0 527
2017 355 24 29 84 1 4 65 0 562
2018 363 23 20 103 1 2 75 0 587
2019 384 13 19 100 0 4 74 0 594
2020 360 12 22 101 1 4 80 0 580
2021 278 9 20 77 0 4 65 0 453
2022 288 7 23 76 1 2 66 0 463
2023 314 10 32 69 1 5 50 0 481

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 Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 806 38.5 20.9 4.5
1989 805 37.0 21.7 7
1990 798 37.5 21.2 6.1
1991 759 39.0 19.4 4.6
1992 722 39.5 18.2 6.4
1993 761 39.0 19.5 4.7
1994 786 38.5 20.4 6.2
1995 793 40.0 19.8 7.1
1996 793 40.0 19.8 7.1
1997 801 41.0 19.5 10
1998 804 38.0 21.2 8.5
1999 838 40.0 21.0 19.2
2000 808 40.0 20.2 17.1
2001 805 41.0 19.6 26.3
2002 716 39.0 18.4 12.2
2003 716 39.0 18.4 12.2
2004 726 39.0 18.6 7.7
2005 742 38.0 19.5 4.4
2006 797 42.0 19.0 15.8
2007 832 44.0 18.9 14.7
2008 702 41.0 17.1 11.4
2009 819 42.0 19.5 12
2010 638 40.0 15.9 12.1
2011 573 33.0 17.3 8
2012 585 36.0 16.2 7.4
2013 654 37.0 17.6 8.1
2014 606 37.0 16.3 5.6
2015 573 35.0 16.3 5.2
2016 527 31.0 17.0 8
2017 562 30.0 18.7 8.7
2018 587 31.0 18.9 9.5
2019 594 36.0 16.5 6.7
2020 580 36.0 16.1 6.9
2021 453 35.0 12.9 4.6
2022 463 35.0 13.2 5.2
2023 481 37.0 13.0 5.2

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 Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 806 38.5 20.9 4.5
1989 805 37.0 21.7 7
1990 798 37.5 21.2 6.1
1991 759 39.0 19.4 4.6
1992 722 39.5 18.2 6.4
1993 761 39.0 19.5 4.7
1994 786 38.5 20.4 6.2
1995 793 40.0 19.8 7.1
1996 793 40.0 19.8 7.1
1997 801 41.0 19.5 10
1998 804 38.0 21.2 8.5
1999 838 40.0 21.0 19.2
2000 808 40.0 20.2 17.1
2001 805 41.0 19.6 26.3
2002 716 39.0 18.4 12.2
2003 716 39.0 18.4 12.2
2004 726 39.0 18.6 7.7
2005 742 38.0 19.5 4.4
2006 797 42.0 19.0 15.8
2007 832 44.0 18.9 14.7
2008 702 41.0 17.1 11.4
2009 819 42.0 19.5 12
2010 638 40.0 15.9 12.1
2011 573 33.0 17.3 8
2012 585 36.0 16.2 7.4
2013 654 37.0 17.6 8.1
2014 606 37.0 16.3 5.6
2015 573 35.0 16.3 5.2
2016 527 31.0 17.0 8
2017 562 30.0 18.7 8.7
2018 587 31.0 18.9 9.5
2019 594 36.0 16.5 6.7
2020 580 36.0 16.1 6.9
2021 453 35.0 12.9 4.6
2022 463 35.0 13.2 5.2
2023 481 37.0 13.0 5.2

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 Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,236 (8.1%) $14,115 (91.9%) $15,351

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 10th of 196 Elementary schoolsRanks 8th of 195 Elementary schools
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Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School)8975
 14%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5349
 4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School)9079
 11%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)5652
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School)7581
 6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5251
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School)8281
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4950
 1%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School)8081
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5755
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School)6165
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4444
6th Grade English Language Arts (Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School)8088
 8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5351
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School)6888
 20%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4139
 2%
All Grades English Language Arts (Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School)8080
All Grades Mathematics (Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School)7478
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students594481
 19%
African American1310
 23.1%
American Indian01
Asian1932
 68.4%
Hispanic10069
 31%
Pacific Islander45
 25%
White384314
 18.2%
Two or More Races7450
 32.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients6.7%5.2%
 1.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 481 students attended Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School.

Students who attend Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Aliamanu Middle School
High : Admiral Arthur W Radford High School

Yes! Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 8th of 195 Hawaii elementary schools.

Students at Lt Col Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School are 65% White, 14% Hispanic, 10% Two or more races, 7% Asian, 2% African American, 1% Pacific Islander.


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