Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School

Summary:

Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School is a public middle school in Honolulu, Hawaii, serving 530 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.

Despite being part of a highly-ranked district, Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School consistently ranks in the bottom half of Hawaii middle schools, receiving 0 out of 5 stars from SchoolDigger. The school's student population is predominantly Pacific Islander (52.26%) and Asian (27.74%), with very low percentages of other racial groups. Additionally, the school has a very high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 77.92% to 80.52% over the past three school years. This is significantly higher than the surrounding schools, such as William P Jarrett Middle School, President George Washington Middle School, and Aiea Intermediate School, which have lower poverty rates and higher academic performance.

The school's proficiency rates on Smarter Balanced Assessments and the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) are consistently lower than the state averages, particularly in mathematics, where only 11% of students were proficient or better in the 2022-2023 school year, compared to the state average of 31% for 8th grade. These persistent challenges suggest that Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School may be facing significant obstacles in improving student outcomes, and there may be opportunities to learn from the practices and strategies employed at the higher-performing nearby schools.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 1803 Kam IV Rd
       Honolulu, HI  96819


(808) 832-3340

District: Hawaii Department of Education

SchoolDigger Rank:
70th of 73 Hawaii Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,290 Help


Students who attend Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School usually attend:

High:    Governor Wallace Rider Farrington High School

Feeder schools for Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School:

Elementary:    Kaewai Elementary School
    Kalihi Elementary School
    Kalihi Uka Elementary School
    Kalihi Waena Elementary School
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Student/teacher ratio:  11.5 Help
Number of students:  530

Racial breakdown:

Pacific Islander:
52.3%
Asian:
27.7%
Two or more races:
10.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  77.9% Help


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Compare Details Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School ranks worse than 95.9% of middle schools in Hawaii. It also ranks last 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 8.99. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Pacific Islander (52.3%), Asian (27.7%), two or more races (10%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 77.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School is 11.5, which is the 5th best among 40 middle schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School is $17,290, which is the 7th highest among 40 middle schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School 70th of 73 Hawaii public middle schools. (See Governor Sanford B Dole 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 Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools HI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 25.60 52nd 69 24.6%
2007 27.45 53rd 71 25.4%
2008 20.56 40th 46 13.0%
2009 26.75 54th 68 20.6%
2011 24.89 57th 71 19.7%
2012 18.92 66th 73 9.6%
2013 11.29 71st 76 6.6%
2015 10.19 70th 72 2.8%
2016 7.54 70th 73 4.1%
2017 6.23 70th 82 14.6%
2018 11.65 62nd 67 7.5%
2019 8.76 67th 70 4.3%
2021 10.96 67th 73 8.2%
2022 13.71 67th 72 6.9%
2023 8.99 70th 73 4.1%
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Data source: test scores: Hawaii State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 31 10 860 14 n/a n/a n/a 0 915
1989 35 8 810 6 1 n/a n/a 0 860
1990 23 3 538 7 2 n/a n/a 0 573
1991 36 15 617 0 1 n/a n/a 0 669
1992 52 2 610 26 1 n/a n/a 0 691
1993 52 3 659 20 2 n/a n/a 0 736
1994 49 6 665 26 0 n/a n/a 0 746
1995 62 7 722 33 1 n/a n/a 0 825
1996 62 7 722 33 1 n/a n/a 0 825
1997 56 3 697 21 2 n/a n/a 12 791
1998 62 5 722 22 2 n/a n/a 0 813
1999 79 7 705 16 1 n/a n/a 0 808
2000 76 9 700 17 0 n/a n/a 0 802
2001 74 5 733 17 0 n/a n/a 0 829
2002 50 4 743 18 0 n/a n/a 0 815
2003 50 4 743 18 0 n/a n/a 0 815
2004 59 4 713 20 0 n/a n/a 0 796
2005 58 7 702 15 0 n/a n/a 0 782
2006 63 5 685 16 0 n/a n/a 0 769
2007 74 4 757 13 1 n/a n/a 0 849
2008 96 5 735 17 1 n/a n/a 0 854
2009 92 2 680 12 2 n/a n/a 0 788
2010 96 3 677 12 1 n/a n/a 0 789
2011 12 3 379 5 4 342 11 0 756
2012 13 3 385 10 4 337 35 0 787
2013 10 3 362 11 6 378 39 0 809
2014 4 4 394 17 4 369 49 0 841
2015 3 4 367 14 0 364 57 0 809
2016 4 5 349 14 0 382 46 0 800
2017 9 5 298 12 2 436 33 0 795
2018 6 4 288 22 2 415 47 0 784
2019 6 0 276 31 1 392 59 0 765
2020 2 0 243 35 1 360 69 0 710
2021 2 0 186 38 0 311 43 0 580
2022 1 1 157 51 1 294 42 0 547
2023 0 0 147 52 1 277 53 0 530

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 Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 915 56.5 16.1 36.4
1989 860 46.0 18.6 45.7
1990 573 32.5 17.6 57.4
1991 669 37.0 18.0 53.4
1992 691 38.5 17.9 48
1993 736 46.0 16.0 53.1
1994 746 44.5 16.8 23.3
1995 825 53.0 15.6 24.8
1996 825 53.0 15.6 24.8
1997 791 50.0 15.8 66
1998 813 52.0 15.6 62.7
1999 808 49.0 16.5 73.5
2000 802 53.5 15.0 75.7
2001 829 54.0 15.4 78.3
2002 815 53.0 15.4 75
2003 815 53.0 15.4 75
2004 796 51.5 15.5 76
2005 782 52.0 15.0 73
2006 769 48.5 15.9 70.4
2007 849 55.0 15.4 67.8
2008 854 55.5 15.4 68
2009 788 53.0 14.9 73.9
2010 789 52.0 15.1 75.7
2011 756 49.0 15.4 76.9
2012 787 49.0 16.0 76.5
2013 809 49.0 16.5 79
2014 841 51.0 16.4 77.3
2015 809 51.0 15.8 79.4
2016 800 53.0 15.0 76.5
2017 795 54.0 14.7 77.9
2018 784 56.0 14.0 73.2
2019 765 50.0 15.3 76.3
2020 710 53.5 13.2 75.1
2021 580 46.0 12.6 80.5
2022 547 46.0 11.8 81.5
2023 530 46.0 11.5 77.9

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 Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 915 56.5 16.1 36.4
1989 860 46.0 18.6 45.7
1990 573 32.5 17.6 57.4
1991 669 37.0 18.0 53.4
1992 691 38.5 17.9 48
1993 736 46.0 16.0 53.1
1994 746 44.5 16.8 23.3
1995 825 53.0 15.6 24.8
1996 825 53.0 15.6 24.8
1997 791 50.0 15.8 66
1998 813 52.0 15.6 62.7
1999 808 49.0 16.5 73.5
2000 802 53.5 15.0 75.7
2001 829 54.0 15.4 78.3
2002 815 53.0 15.4 75
2003 815 53.0 15.4 75
2004 796 51.5 15.5 76
2005 782 52.0 15.0 73
2006 769 48.5 15.9 70.4
2007 849 55.0 15.4 67.8
2008 854 55.5 15.4 68
2009 788 53.0 14.9 73.9
2010 789 52.0 15.1 75.7
2011 756 49.0 15.4 76.9
2012 787 49.0 16.0 76.5
2013 809 49.0 16.5 79
2014 841 51.0 16.4 77.3
2015 809 51.0 15.8 79.4
2016 800 53.0 15.0 76.5
2017 795 54.0 14.7 77.9
2018 784 56.0 14.0 73.2
2019 765 50.0 15.3 76.3
2020 710 53.5 13.2 75.1
2021 580 46.0 12.6 80.5
2022 547 46.0 11.8 81.5
2023 530 46.0 11.5 77.9

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 Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,203 (12.7%) $15,087 (87.3%) $17,290

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Governor Sanford B Dole Middle 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 67th of 70 Middle schoolsRanks 70th of 73 Middle schools
 0.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School)2630
 4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5351
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School)1115
 4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4139
 2%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School)2324
 1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5351
 2%
7th Grade Mathematics (Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School)1712
 5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)3834
 4%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School)2923
 6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5250
 2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School)124
 8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)3831
 7%
All Grades English Language Arts (Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School)2626
All Grades Mathematics (Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School)1411
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students765530
 30.7%
African American00
American Indian11
Asian276147
 46.7%
Hispanic3152
 67.7%
Pacific Islander392277
 29.3%
White60
 100%
Two or More Races5953
 10.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients76.3%77.9%
 1.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School

Students who attend Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School usually go on to attend Governor Wallace Rider Farrington High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 530 students attended Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School.

Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School ranks in the bottom 4.1% of Hawaii middle schools.

Students at Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School are 52% Pacific Islander, 28% Asian, 10% Two or more races, 10% Hispanic.


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