Kapolei Middle School

Summary:

Kapolei Middle School is a public middle school in Kapolei, Hawaii, serving 655 students in grades 6-8. The school consistently ranks in the top 25% of Hawaii middle schools, with strong academic performance and a diverse student population.

Kapolei Middle School's academic achievements are impressive, with 60% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 42% proficient or better in Mathematics, outperforming the state average. The school's 6th and 7th-grade students, in particular, excel in both subjects. Kapolei Middle School's diverse student body is noteworthy, with significant representation of Pacific Islander (29.92%) and Asian (21.68%) students, making it more diverse than some nearby schools like Moanalua Middle School and Aliamanu Middle School. Additionally, Kapolei Middle School has a relatively high percentage of students (44.12%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a larger proportion of students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds compared to nearby schools.

Kapolei Middle School's consistent academic performance, coupled with its focus on equity and inclusion, make it a valuable asset to the Kapolei community. The school's small student-teacher ratio of 11.9 may contribute to its success, providing more individualized attention for students. Overall, Kapolei Middle School emerges as a strong-performing middle school within the Hawaii Department of Education district, offering a high-quality educational experience for its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 91-5335 Kapolei Pkwy
       Kapolei, HI  96707


(808) 693-7025

District: Hawaii Department of Education

SchoolDigger Rank:
16th of 73 Hawaii Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,105 Help


Students who attend Kapolei Middle School usually attend:

High:    Kapolei High School

Feeder schools for Kapolei Middle School:

Elementary:    Barbers Point Elementary School
    Kapolei Elementary School
    Makakilo Elementary School
    Mauka Lani Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.9 Help
Number of students:  655

Racial breakdown:

Pacific Islander:
29.9%
Asian:
21.7%
Hispanic:
20.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  44.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Kapolei Middle School ranks better than 78.1% of middle schools in Hawaii. It also ranks 12th 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 71.09. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Kapolei Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Pacific Islander (29.9%), Asian (21.7%), Hispanic (20.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 44.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Kapolei Middle School is 11.9, which is the 8th best among 40 middle schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Kapolei Middle School is $15,105. 28 middle schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Kapolei Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Kapolei Middle School 16th of 73 Hawaii public middle schools. (See Kapolei 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 Kapolei Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools HI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 33.78 44th 69 36.2%
2007 52.25 29th 71 59.2%
2008 54.06 19th 46 58.7%
2009 58.88 24th 68 64.7%
2010 52.63 31st 65 52.3%
2011 34.16 46th 71 35.2%
2012 37.99 45th 73 38.4%
2013 38.53 48th 76 36.8%
2015 59.49 21st 72 70.8%
2016 63.01 22nd 73 69.9%
2017 46.18 23rd 82 72.0%
2018 53.28 28th 67 58.2%
2019 56.45 27th 70 61.4%
2021 64.73 19th 73 74.0%
2022 67.98 16th 72 77.8%
2023 71.09 16th 73 78.1%
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Data source: test scores: Hawaii State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Kapolei Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 221 22 722 57 2 n/a n/a 0 1024
2001 269 24 912 54 2 n/a n/a 0 1261
2002 325 34 1148 63 15 n/a n/a 0 1585
2003 325 34 1148 63 15 n/a n/a 0 1585
2004 351 49 1223 66 9 n/a n/a 0 1698
2005 352 56 1210 76 5 n/a n/a 0 1699
2006 332 72 1107 63 6 n/a n/a 0 1580
2007 341 75 1110 82 8 n/a n/a 0 1616
2008 328 59 1087 77 8 n/a n/a 0 1559
2009 287 34 1065 73 4 n/a n/a 0 1463
2010 272 58 1075 80 3 n/a n/a 0 1488
2011 178 48 440 78 5 530 145 0 1424
2012 141 43 423 105 2 536 156 0 1406
2013 141 52 416 141 3 541 172 0 1466
2014 143 59 401 156 4 526 175 0 1464
2015 145 55 403 131 3 524 174 0 1435
2016 138 41 394 163 1 507 194 0 1438
2017 123 28 377 178 1 525 170 0 1402
2018 103 33 356 264 3 524 238 0 1521
2019 93 31 337 313 4 473 275 0 1526
2020 81 32 324 337 3 403 307 0 1487
2021 53 26 247 260 1 322 242 0 1151
2022 62 16 210 193 1 271 190 0 943
2023 45 11 142 133 1 196 127 0 655

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 Kapolei Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 1024 50.5 20.3 32.2
2001 1261 65.0 19.4 31.2
2002 1585 80.0 19.8 32.1
2003 1585 80.0 19.8 32.1
2004 1698 84.0 20.2 29.3
2005 1699 87.0 19.5 32.5
2006 1580 87.5 18.1 32.2
2007 1616 89.0 18.2 30.1
2008 1559 93.0 16.8 25.8
2009 1463 88.0 16.6 29.3
2010 1488 89.0 16.7 32.5
2011 1424 90.0 15.8 35.3
2012 1406 91.0 15.4 38.3
2013 1466 67.0 21.8 41.7
2014 1464 91.0 16.0 44.8
2015 1435 90.0 15.9 43.5
2016 1438 90.0 15.9 41.1
2017 1402 87.0 16.1 40.2
2018 1521 92.0 16.5 40.7
2019 1526 97.0 15.7 42.4
2020 1487 93.0 15.9 41.9
2021 1151 82.0 14.0 42.4
2022 943 82.0 11.5 38.6
2023 655 55.0 11.9 44.1

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 Kapolei Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 1024 50.5 20.3 32.2
2001 1261 65.0 19.4 31.2
2002 1585 80.0 19.8 32.1
2003 1585 80.0 19.8 32.1
2004 1698 84.0 20.2 29.3
2005 1699 87.0 19.5 32.5
2006 1580 87.5 18.1 32.2
2007 1616 89.0 18.2 30.1
2008 1559 93.0 16.8 25.8
2009 1463 88.0 16.6 29.3
2010 1488 89.0 16.7 32.5
2011 1424 90.0 15.8 35.3
2012 1406 91.0 15.4 38.3
2013 1466 67.0 21.8 41.7
2014 1464 91.0 16.0 44.8
2015 1435 90.0 15.9 43.5
2016 1438 90.0 15.9 41.1
2017 1402 87.0 16.1 40.2
2018 1521 92.0 16.5 40.7
2019 1526 97.0 15.7 42.4
2020 1487 93.0 15.9 41.9
2021 1151 82.0 14.0 42.4
2022 943 82.0 11.5 38.6
2023 655 55.0 11.9 44.1

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 Kapolei Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $962 (6.4%) $14,143 (93.6%) $15,105

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Kapolei Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 27th of 70 Middle schoolsRanks 16th of 73 Middle schools
 16.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Kapolei Middle School)5764
 7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5351
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Kapolei Middle School)4347
 4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4139
 2%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Kapolei Middle School)5459
 5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5351
 2%
7th Grade Mathematics (Kapolei Middle School)4145
 4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)3834
 4%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Kapolei Middle School)5257
 5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5250
 2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Kapolei Middle School)3333
   8th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)3831
 7%
All Grades English Language Arts (Kapolei Middle School)5460
 6%
All Grades Mathematics (Kapolei Middle School)3942
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students1526655
 57.1%
African American3111
 64.5%
American Indian41
 75%
Asian337142
 57.9%
Hispanic313133
 57.5%
Pacific Islander473196
 58.6%
White9345
 51.6%
Two or More Races275127
 53.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients42.4%44.1%
 1.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Kapolei Middle School

Kapolei Middle School ranks 16th of 73 Hawaii middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 655 students attended Kapolei Middle School.

Students at Kapolei Middle School are 30% Pacific Islander, 22% Asian, 20% Hispanic, 19% Two or more races, 7% White, 2% African American.

Students who attend Kapolei Middle School usually go on to attend Kapolei High School


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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.

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