Kalihi Uka Elementary School

Summary:

Kalihi Uka Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 259 students in grades PK-5 in Honolulu, Hawaii. As part of the Hawaii Department of Education district, Kalihi Uka stands out for its unique student population, strong academic performance, and socioeconomic challenges.

Kalihi Uka has a significantly higher percentage of Asian (55.21%) and Pacific Islander (20.85%) students compared to nearby schools like Maemae Elementary School and Major General William R Shafter Elementary School, which tend to have more diverse racial compositions. Academically, Kalihi Uka's test scores are generally higher than state averages, particularly in 5th grade English Language Arts (65% proficient vs 55% state) and 5th grade Science (59% proficient vs 46% state). However, the school's statewide ranking has declined from 40th out of 196 schools in 2018-2019 to 78th out of 195 schools in 2022-2023, suggesting it may be struggling to keep pace with improvements at other schools.

Kalihi Uka also faces unique socioeconomic challenges, with a high percentage of students (71.04%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a relatively low-income student population compared to nearby schools. Despite these challenges, the school spends more per student ($18,128) than most of its counterparts, and maintains a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 13.6, which may contribute to its strong academic performance. As Kalihi Uka continues to navigate these dynamics, addressing areas for improvement, such as in 3rd grade math and 4th grade English Language Arts, could help the school maintain its high level of academic achievement.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 2411 Kalihi St
       Honolulu, HI  96819


(808) 832-3310

District: Hawaii Department of Education

SchoolDigger Rank:
78th of 195 Hawaii Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,128 Help


Students who attend Kalihi Uka Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School
High:    Governor Wallace Rider Farrington High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.6 Help
Number of students:  259

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
55.2%
Pacific Islander:
20.8%
Two or more races:
15.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  71% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Kalihi Uka Elementary School ranks better than 60% of elementary schools in Hawaii. It also ranks 76th 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 57.87. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Kalihi Uka Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (55.2%), Pacific Islander (20.8%), two or more races (15.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 71% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Kalihi Uka Elementary School is 13.6, which is the 62nd best among 181 elementary schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Kalihi Uka Elementary School is $18,128, which is the 33rd highest among 181 elementary schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Kalihi Uka 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 Kalihi Uka Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools HI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 45.61 104th 194 46.4%
2007 43.97 114th 192 40.6%
2008 35.10 107th 146 26.7%
2009 39.68 136th 191 28.8%
2010 23.80 151st 183 17.5%
2011 38.20 136th 191 28.8%
2012 39.04 136th 195 30.3%
2013 56.79 83rd 196 57.7%
2015 57.23 77th 194 60.3%
2016 71.58 48th 195 75.4%
2017 86.45 39th 207 81.2%
2018 77.68 39th 193 79.8%
2019 77.62 40th 196 79.6%
2021 75.58 40th 196 79.6%
2022 54.15 81st 193 58.0%
2023 57.87 78th 195 60.0%
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Data source: test scores: Hawaii State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Kalihi Uka Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 37 1 318 11 2 n/a n/a 0 369
1989 25 1 317 12 3 n/a n/a 0 358
1990 29 0 350 11 0 n/a n/a 0 390
1991 14 4 293 1 0 n/a n/a 0 312
1992 17 3 312 8 0 n/a n/a 0 340
1993 20 6 332 9 0 n/a n/a -1 366
1994 22 5 324 11 1 n/a n/a 0 363
1995 25 9 311 13 0 n/a n/a -1 357
1996 25 9 311 13 0 n/a n/a -1 357
1997 18 5 317 13 0 n/a n/a 8 361
1998 13 8 324 8 0 n/a n/a 0 353
1999 8 2 316 9 0 n/a n/a 0 335
2000 8 1 308 8 0 n/a n/a 0 325
2001 4 5 307 10 0 n/a n/a 0 326
2002 9 1 241 11 0 n/a n/a 0 262
2003 9 1 241 11 0 n/a n/a 0 262
2004 9 1 262 10 0 n/a n/a 0 282
2005 8 1 242 11 1 n/a n/a 0 263
2006 9 0 242 8 1 n/a n/a 0 260
2007 14 0 229 7 0 n/a n/a 0 250
2008 14 0 233 7 0 n/a n/a 0 254
2009 14 0 236 6 0 n/a n/a 0 256
2010 6 0 217 4 0 n/a n/a 0 227
2011 6 0 160 3 0 74 14 0 257
2012 4 0 162 8 0 72 11 0 257
2013 3 0 167 17 0 76 24 0 287
2014 3 0 144 21 0 66 27 0 261
2015 4 0 142 23 0 70 27 0 266
2016 2 0 142 25 0 61 34 0 264
2017 1 0 140 23 0 37 29 0 230
2018 3 0 137 22 0 42 34 0 238
2019 1 0 140 28 0 46 31 0 246
2020 3 0 153 29 0 53 29 0 267
2021 7 0 160 22 0 37 41 0 267
2022 5 0 146 19 0 43 36 0 249
2023 5 0 143 17 0 54 40 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 Kalihi Uka Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 369 24.0 15.3 36.6
1989 358 20.0 17.9 41.3
1990 390 21.5 18.1 33.8
1991 312 18.0 17.3 25.6
1992 340 19.0 17.8 28.8
1993 366 19.0 19.3 23.7
1994 363 21.0 17.3 19.3
1995 357 21.0 17.0 12.6
1996 357 21.0 17.0 12.6
1997 361 20.0 18.1 41.9
1998 353 19.5 18.1 38.2
1999 335 18.0 18.6 44.8
2000 325 18.0 18.1 53.2
2001 326 20.0 16.3 57.1
2002 262 19.0 13.8 54.6
2003 262 19.0 13.8 54.6
2004 282 16.5 17.1 53.5
2005 263 17.5 15.0 57.8
2006 260 17.5 14.9 58.5
2007 250 16.5 15.2 60
2008 254 16.5 15.4 55.1
2009 256 16.5 15.5 58.2
2010 227 16.5 13.7 58.6
2011 257 16.5 15.5 67.3
2012 257 15.5 16.5 72.4
2013 287 17.0 16.8 73.2
2014 261 16.5 15.8 74.7
2015 266 14.0 19.0 74.4
2016 264 16.0 16.5 71.2
2017 230 15.5 14.8 70
2018 238 14.5 16.4 72.7
2019 246 16.5 14.9 65.9
2020 267 15.5 17.2 63.3
2021 267 17.0 15.7 64.8
2022 249 17.0 14.6 69.5
2023 259 19.0 13.6 71

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 Kalihi Uka Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 369 24.0 15.3 36.6
1989 358 20.0 17.9 41.3
1990 390 21.5 18.1 33.8
1991 312 18.0 17.3 25.6
1992 340 19.0 17.8 28.8
1993 366 19.0 19.3 23.7
1994 363 21.0 17.3 19.3
1995 357 21.0 17.0 12.6
1996 357 21.0 17.0 12.6
1997 361 20.0 18.1 41.9
1998 353 19.5 18.1 38.2
1999 335 18.0 18.6 44.8
2000 325 18.0 18.1 53.2
2001 326 20.0 16.3 57.1
2002 262 19.0 13.8 54.6
2003 262 19.0 13.8 54.6
2004 282 16.5 17.1 53.5
2005 263 17.5 15.0 57.8
2006 260 17.5 14.9 58.5
2007 250 16.5 15.2 60
2008 254 16.5 15.4 55.1
2009 256 16.5 15.5 58.2
2010 227 16.5 13.7 58.6
2011 257 16.5 15.5 67.3
2012 257 15.5 16.5 72.4
2013 287 17.0 16.8 73.2
2014 261 16.5 15.8 74.7
2015 266 14.0 19.0 74.4
2016 264 16.0 16.5 71.2
2017 230 15.5 14.8 70
2018 238 14.5 16.4 72.7
2019 246 16.5 14.9 65.9
2020 267 15.5 17.2 63.3
2021 267 17.0 15.7 64.8
2022 249 17.0 14.6 69.5
2023 259 19.0 13.6 71

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 Kalihi Uka Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,896 (10.5%) $16,232 (89.5%) $18,128

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Kalihi Uka 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 40th of 196 Elementary schoolsRanks 78th of 195 Elementary schools
 19.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Kalihi Uka Elementary School)5553
 2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5349
 4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Kalihi Uka Elementary School)6543
 22%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)5652
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Kalihi Uka Elementary School)8150
 31%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5251
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Kalihi Uka Elementary School)7253
 19%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4950
 1%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Kalihi Uka Elementary School)6965
 4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5755
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Kalihi Uka Elementary School)6649
 17%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4444
All Grades English Language Arts (Kalihi Uka Elementary School)6755
 12%
All Grades Mathematics (Kalihi Uka Elementary School)6748
 19%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students246259
 5.3%
African American00
American Indian00
Asian140143
 2.1%
Hispanic2817
 39.3%
Pacific Islander4654
 17.4%
White15
 400%
Two or More Races3140
 29%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients65.9%71%
 5.2%


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Kalihi Uka Elementary School ranks 78th of 195 Hawaii elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

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

Students at Kalihi Uka Elementary School are 55% Asian, 21% Pacific Islander, 15% Two or more races, 7% Hispanic, 2% White.


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