Kealakehe High School

Public 9-12

 74-5000 Puohulihuli St
       Kailua Kona, HI  96740


(808) 327-4300

District: Hawaii Department of Education

SchoolDigger Rank:
20th of 53 Hawaii High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,828 Help


Feeder schools for Kealakehe High School:

Elementary:    Holualoa Elementary School
    Kealakehe Elementary School
    Waikoloa Elementary and Middle School
Middle:    Kealakehe Intermediate School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.9 Help
Number of students:  1,450

Racial breakdown:

Pacific Islander:
40.4%
White:
18.9%
Asian:
15.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47.9% Help


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Compare Details Kealakehe High School ranks better than 62.3% of high schools in Hawaii. It also ranks 17th among 40 ranked high 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 65.52. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Kealakehe High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Pacific Islander (40.4%), White (18.9%), Asian (15.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 47.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Kealakehe High School is 17.9. 38 high schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Kealakehe High School is $14,828. 34 high schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Kealakehe High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Kealakehe High School 20th of 53 Hawaii public high schools. (See Kealakehe High 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 Kealakehe High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools HI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 67.52 16th 56 71.4%
2007 45.22 37th 60 38.3%
2008 60.73 15th 39 61.5%
2009 64.00 15th 55 72.7%
2010 67.60 17th 56 69.6%
2011 54.57 23rd 56 58.9%
2012 55.31 29th 58 50.0%
2013 76.20 10th 56 82.1%
2015 47.02 30th 51 41.2%
2016 71.72 12th 53 77.4%
2017 55.17 13th 63 79.4%
2018 64.62 16th 53 69.8%
2019 46.91 31st 52 40.4%
2021 61.19 22nd 48 54.2%
2022 53.22 24th 52 53.8%
2023 65.52 20th 53 62.3%
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Data source: test scores: Hawaii State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Hawaii Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Kealakehe High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 159 4 212 19 8 n/a n/a 0 402
1999 323 9 403 32 12 n/a n/a 0 779
2000 442 11 594 55 17 n/a n/a 0 1119
2001 573 13 796 81 12 n/a n/a 0 1475
2002 521 15 842 50 9 n/a n/a 0 1437
2003 521 15 842 50 9 n/a n/a 0 1437
2004 461 9 895 59 16 n/a n/a 0 1440
2005 489 12 873 66 10 n/a n/a 0 1450
2006 578 7 912 59 9 n/a n/a 0 1565
2007 525 11 935 83 13 n/a n/a 0 1567
2008 588 8 936 93 13 n/a n/a 0 1638
2009 532 10 970 122 16 n/a n/a 0 1650
2010 508 17 958 114 13 n/a n/a 0 1610
2011 396 16 317 81 15 505 208 0 1538
2012 397 18 318 93 14 507 194 0 1541
2013 357 19 325 89 15 514 151 0 1470
2014 360 17 301 87 18 499 114 0 1396
2015 294 16 291 98 15 500 85 0 1299
2016 266 10 273 101 19 497 71 0 1237
2017 277 11 289 110 16 514 64 0 1281
2018 268 8 274 111 12 579 59 0 1311
2019 291 9 259 117 12 620 66 0 1374
2020 286 11 245 121 9 609 76 0 1357
2021 299 8 245 130 11 620 94 0 1407
2022 276 4 231 171 9 563 103 0 1357
2023 274 4 231 217 4 586 134 0 1450

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 Kealakehe High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 402 19.5 20.6 28.9
1999 779 38.0 20.5 39.4
2000 1119 53.5 20.9 36.6
2001 1475 68.5 21.5 28.8
2002 1437 74.5 19.3 28
2003 1437 74.5 19.3 28
2004 1440 74.0 19.5 22.6
2005 1450 74.0 19.6 40.3
2006 1565 75.0 20.9 26.7
2007 1567 76.5 20.5 29.9
2008 1638 85.5 19.2 33.8
2009 1650 79.0 20.9 35.2
2010 1610 85.5 18.8 39.8
2011 1538 88.0 17.4 48.8
2012 1541 83.5 18.4 48.1
2013 1470 81.5 18.0 52
2014 1396 80.5 17.3 51.4
2015 1299 70.0 18.5 53.6
2016 1237 70.0 17.6 51.1
2017 1281 69.0 18.5 50.2
2018 1311 74.0 17.7 51
2019 1374 75.0 18.3 50.5
2020 1357 78.0 17.3 49.7
2021 1407 80.5 17.4 56.1
2022 1357 80.5 16.8 50.3
2023 1450 81.0 17.9 47.9

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 Kealakehe High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 402 19.5 20.6 28.9
1999 779 38.0 20.5 39.4
2000 1119 53.5 20.9 36.6
2001 1475 68.5 21.5 28.8
2002 1437 74.5 19.3 28
2003 1437 74.5 19.3 28
2004 1440 74.0 19.5 22.6
2005 1450 74.0 19.6 40.3
2006 1565 75.0 20.9 26.7
2007 1567 76.5 20.5 29.9
2008 1638 85.5 19.2 33.8
2009 1650 79.0 20.9 35.2
2010 1610 85.5 18.8 39.8
2011 1538 88.0 17.4 48.8
2012 1541 83.5 18.4 48.1
2013 1470 81.5 18.0 52
2014 1396 80.5 17.3 51.4
2015 1299 70.0 18.5 53.6
2016 1237 70.0 17.6 51.1
2017 1281 69.0 18.5 50.2
2018 1311 74.0 17.7 51
2019 1374 75.0 18.3 50.5
2020 1357 78.0 17.3 49.7
2021 1407 80.5 17.4 56.1
2022 1357 80.5 16.8 50.3
2023 1450 81.0 17.9 47.9

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 Kealakehe High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,132 (7.6%) $13,696 (92.4%) $14,828

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Kealakehe High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 31st of 52 High schoolsRanks 20th of 53 High schools
 21.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts (Kealakehe High School)5660
 4%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5959
11th Grade Mathematics (Kealakehe High School)2728
 1%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)3025
 5%
All Grades English Language Arts (Kealakehe High School)5352
 1%
All Grades Mathematics (Kealakehe High School)2622
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students13741450
 5.5%
African American94
 55.6%
American Indian124
 66.7%
Asian259231
 10.8%
Hispanic117217
 85.5%
Pacific Islander620586
 5.5%
White291274
 5.8%
Two or More Races66134
 103%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients50.5%47.9%
 2.6%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 1,450 students attended Kealakehe High School.

Students at Kealakehe High School are 40% Pacific Islander, 19% White, 16% Asian, 15% Hispanic, 9% Two or more races.

Kealakehe High School ranks 20th of 53 Hawaii high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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