Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 1121 Middle St
       Honolulu, HI  96819


(808) 832-3040

District: Hawaii Department of Education

SchoolDigger Rank:
159th of 193 Hawaii Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,487 Help

Students who attend Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    King David Kalakaua Middle School
High:    Governor Wallace Rider Farrington High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.8
Number of students:  390

Racial breakdown:

Pacific Islander:
47.9%
Asian:
36.2%
Two or more races:
10.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  81.3%

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Compare Details Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School ranks worse than 82.4% of elementary schools in Hawaii. It also ranks 151st among 179 ranked elementary 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 20.52. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Pacific Islander (47.9%), Asian (36.2%), two or more races (10.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 81.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School is 11.8, which is the 20th best among 179 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 Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School is $17,487, which is the 53rd highest among 179 elementary schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District.
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Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School 159th of 193 Hawaii public elementary schools. (See Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary 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 Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools HI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 8.24 192nd 194 1.0%
2007 10.80 184th 192 4.2%
2008 5.19 143rd 146 2.1%
2009 10.28 179th 191 6.3%
2010 15.18 169th 183 7.7%
2011 16.71 175th 191 8.4%
2012 27.30 162nd 195 16.9%
2013 22.51 173rd 196 11.7%
2015 12.90 177th 194 8.8%
2016 23.20 156th 195 20.0%
2017 16.28 180th 207 13.0%
2018 11.61 181st 193 6.2%
2019 6.54 191st 196 2.6%
2021 16.42 172nd 196 12.2%
2022 20.52 159th 193 17.6%

Data source: test scores: Hawaii State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 27 8 502 6 1 n/a n/a 0 544
1989 21 2 520 7 0 n/a n/a 0 550
1990 19 1 499 7 0 n/a n/a 0 526
1991 26 3 516 2 0 n/a n/a 0 547
1992 42 2 527 10 2 n/a n/a 0 583
1993 45 3 505 18 2 n/a n/a 0 573
1994 53 3 499 18 1 n/a n/a 0 574
1995 40 3 492 15 0 n/a n/a 0 550
1996 40 3 492 15 0 n/a n/a 0 550
1997 38 3 540 15 0 n/a n/a 1 597
1998 34 6 518 20 0 n/a n/a 0 578
1999 27 5 515 22 0 n/a n/a 0 569
2000 30 10 537 13 0 n/a n/a 0 590
2001 28 10 521 13 0 n/a n/a 0 572
2002 39 7 468 8 0 n/a n/a 0 522
2003 39 7 468 8 0 n/a n/a 0 522
2004 42 9 503 7 0 n/a n/a 0 561
2005 49 10 465 6 0 n/a n/a 0 530
2006 61 11 480 10 0 n/a n/a 0 562
2007 58 6 398 8 1 n/a n/a 0 471
2008 71 8 406 7 1 n/a n/a 0 493
2009 81 4 426 7 1 n/a n/a 0 519
2010 71 3 405 13 1 n/a n/a 0 493
2011 8 5 214 7 0 197 71 0 502
2012 6 4 220 7 0 247 53 0 537
2013 7 2 206 18 0 263 20 0 516
2014 12 2 199 26 0 271 29 0 539
2015 10 0 171 32 0 286 40 0 539
2016 5 0 156 39 0 259 49 0 508
2017 1 0 155 36 0 211 51 0 454
2018 1 1 143 34 0 214 45 0 438
2019 2 0 148 37 0 207 51 0 445
2020 1 0 149 30 0 177 52 0 409
2021 0 0 148 27 0 192 48 0 415
2022 0 0 141 20 0 187 42 0 390

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 Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 544 31.0 17.5 54.6
1989 550 28.0 19.6 49.6
1990 526 26.0 20.2 48.5
1991 547 27.0 20.2 39.9
1992 583 31.0 18.8 42.4
1993 573 30.0 19.1 41.2
1994 574 33.0 17.4 32.4
1995 550 28.0 19.6 26.4
1996 550 28.0 19.6 26.4
1997 597 30.0 19.9 60.4
1998 578 31.0 18.6 52.1
1999 569 31.0 18.4 59.8
2000 590 28.5 20.7 66.9
2001 572 30.5 18.8 75
2002 522 31.0 16.8 78.7
2003 522 31.0 16.8 78.7
2004 561 32.0 17.5 80
2005 530 33.0 16.1 77.9
2006 562 35.0 16.1 72.4
2007 471 32.0 14.7 79.2
2008 493 32.0 15.4 64.3
2009 519 32.0 16.2 78.8
2010 493 32.0 15.4 79.1
2011 502 31.0 16.1 81.1
2012 537 34.0 15.7 84.4
2013 516 33.5 15.4 81.6
2014 539 33.5 16.0 84.4
2015 539 35.0 15.4 84.2
2016 508 36.0 14.1 84.3
2017 454 33.5 13.5 83.7
2018 438 30.5 14.3 79.9
2019 445 31.0 14.3 78.9
2020 409 32.0 12.7 77.5
2021 415 33.0 12.5 77.6
2022 390 33.0 11.8 81.3

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 Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 544 31.0 17.5 54.6
1989 550 28.0 19.6 49.6
1990 526 26.0 20.2 48.5
1991 547 27.0 20.2 39.9
1992 583 31.0 18.8 42.4
1993 573 30.0 19.1 41.2
1994 574 33.0 17.4 32.4
1995 550 28.0 19.6 26.4
1996 550 28.0 19.6 26.4
1997 597 30.0 19.9 60.4
1998 578 31.0 18.6 52.1
1999 569 31.0 18.4 59.8
2000 590 28.5 20.7 66.9
2001 572 30.5 18.8 75
2002 522 31.0 16.8 78.7
2003 522 31.0 16.8 78.7
2004 561 32.0 17.5 80
2005 530 33.0 16.1 77.9
2006 562 35.0 16.1 72.4
2007 471 32.0 14.7 79.2
2008 493 32.0 15.4 64.3
2009 519 32.0 16.2 78.8
2010 493 32.0 15.4 79.1
2011 502 31.0 16.1 81.1
2012 537 34.0 15.7 84.4
2013 516 33.5 15.4 81.6
2014 539 33.5 16.0 84.4
2015 539 35.0 15.4 84.2
2016 508 36.0 14.1 84.3
2017 454 33.5 13.5 83.7
2018 438 30.5 14.3 79.9
2019 445 31.0 14.3 78.9
2020 409 32.0 12.7 77.5
2021 415 33.0 12.5 77.6
2022 390 33.0 11.8 81.3

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,896 (10.8%) $15,591 (89.2%) $17,487

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Mayor Joseph J Fern 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
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 191st of 196 Elementary schoolsRanks 159th of 193 Elementary schools
 15.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School)2727
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5349
 4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School)3233
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)5651
 5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School)2536
 11%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5252
4th Grade Mathematics (Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School)2123
 2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4946
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School)1845
 27%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5755
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School)1033
 23%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4442
 2%
All Grades Science (Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School)2710
 17%
All Grades English Language Arts (Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School)2435
 11%
All Grades Mathematics (Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School)2130
 9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students445415
 6.7%
African American00
American Indian00
Asian148148
Hispanic3727
 27%
Pacific Islander207192
 7.2%
White20
 100%
Two or More Races5148
 5.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients78.9%77.6%
 1.3%




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In the 2021-22 school year, 390 students attended Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School.

Students at Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School are 48% Pacific Islander, 36% Asian, 11% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic.

Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School ranks in the bottom 17.6% of Hawaii elementary schools.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Hawaii State Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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