Voyager - A Public Charter School

Summary:

Voyager - A Public Charter School is a public charter elementary school serving grades K-8 in Honolulu, Hawaii, with a student population of 273 as of the 2022-2023 school year. The school is part of the Hawaii Department of Education district, which is ranked 1 out of 1 in the state and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Voyager consistently outperforms the state average on Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts and Mathematics across all grade levels. For example, in 2022-2023, 60% of Voyager students were proficient or better in ELA compared to the state average of 49-55%, and 49% of Voyager students were proficient in Math compared to the state average of 31-52%. Voyager also has a more diverse student population, with 31.5% Asian, 14.29% Pacific Islander, and 30.77% two or more races, which is higher than the nearby Noelani Elementary School and Prince Jonah Kuhio Elementary School. Additionally, Voyager maintains a lower student-teacher ratio of 12.5 in 2022-2023, compared to the nearby schools which range from 13.6 to 16.4 students per teacher, and has a lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at 16.12%, compared to the nearby schools which range from 31.61% to 66.33%.

Voyager's consistent academic performance, diverse student body, and efficient resource utilization make it a standout institution within the Hawaii public education system. The school's success may be attributed to its charter school status, which allows for more flexibility and autonomy in curriculum, teaching methods, and resource allocation. Voyager's unique characteristics and strong performance could provide valuable insights for the Hawaii Department of Education, as the district may want to explore the practices and strategies employed by Voyager to see if they can be replicated or adapted in other schools to improve student outcomes, particularly for diverse and underserved populations.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-8

 2428 Wilder Ave
       Honolulu, HI  96822


(808) 521-9770

District: Hawaii Department of Education

SchoolDigger Rank:
80th of 195 Hawaii Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,726 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  12.5 Help
Number of students:  273

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
31.5%
Two or more races:
30.8%
Pacific Islander:
14.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  16.1% Help


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Compare Details Voyager - A Public Charter School ranks better than 59% of elementary schools in Hawaii. It also ranks 78th 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 56.58. (See more...)
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Compare Details Voyager - A Public Charter School ranks better than 80.8% of middle schools in Hawaii. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 77.79. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Voyager - A Public Charter School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (31.5%), two or more races (30.8%), Pacific Islander (14.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 16.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Voyager - A Public Charter School is 12.5, which is the 34th best among 181 elementary 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 Voyager - A Public Charter School is $8,726. 181 elementary schools in the Hawaii Department of Education School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Voyager - A Public Charter School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Voyager - A Public Charter School 14th of 73 Hawaii public middle schools. (See Voyager - A Public Charter 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 Voyager - A Public Charter School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools HI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 56.64 69th 194 64.4%
2007 71.83 42nd 192 78.1%
2009 52.49 93rd 191 51.3%
2010 61.84 67th 183 63.4%
2011 66.59 56th 191 70.7%
2012 59.66 76th 195 61.0%
2013 52.24 96th 196 51.0%
2015 77.80 37th 194 80.9%
2016 68.92 53rd 195 72.8%
2017 62.03 84th 207 59.4%
2018 82.05 33rd 193 82.9%
2019 72.53 53rd 196 73.0%
2021 65.24 63rd 196 67.9%
2022 53.92 84th 193 56.5%
2023 56.58 80th 195 59.0%
See the entire list of Hawaii Elementary School Rankings!

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

Rank History for Voyager - A Public Charter School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools HI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 69.76 16th 69 76.8%
2007 93.60 1st 71 98.6%
2009 81.76 5th 68 92.6%
2010 90.49 1st 65 98.5%
2011 85.92 3rd 71 95.8%
2012 81.85 6th 73 91.8%
2013 73.24 11th 76 85.5%
2015 89.43 4th 72 94.4%
2016 88.80 5th 73 93.2%
2017 62.03 13th 82 84.1%
2018 84.64 7th 67 89.6%
2019 83.14 10th 70 85.7%
2021 81.80 10th 73 86.3%
2022 83.41 11th 72 84.7%
2023 77.79 14th 73 80.8%
See the entire list of Hawaii Elementary School Rankings!

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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by a parent
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Open Quote Toxic toxic toxic. Do not send your child to this school. You will regret it! To see your child in tears daily because he cannot understand the work. To listen to an educator belittle him and his classmates for asking questions or asking for help. “You should have been listening” “I’m not going to repeat myself” “Everyone else seems to get it except for you” “We already went over this” (They are 8 and 9 year old 3rd graders) Absolutely disgusting. No help from the principal. regarding teacher. Refused to switch teachers/classes when we have asked numerous times since the beginning of the year. He calls it “tough love”. Pulling my child out immediately and never looking back! Shame on you Voyager PCS! Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, February 6, 2017

Open Quote Deceiving education methods and lack of accountability both on the teachers and administration's side. The parents don't know where the kids are based on their "traffic light" like grading system. Some of the teachers are really mean and disrespectful both with the students and the parents. Dirty and outdated facility (old and dirty carpets, moldy AC units, almost inexistent play area, only a few computers, cafeteria is actually the library, etc.), in spite of the fact they are constantly fundraising. This explains why such a small school can afford to pay both a vice principal and a principal (the latter has gotten a pay raise every year since he came on board, and is getting paid much better than a public school principal). Advise: do your research before and ask detailed questions. Best option: take your kids to a public school or, even better, to a private one if you can afford it. We pulled out both of our girls (7 and 9) after 1 year when we found out more about what was really going on there and about the fact that our kids were actually behind by comparison to the average public school kids. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Voyager - A Public Charter School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 40 3 99 7 0 n/a n/a 0 149
2003 40 3 99 7 0 n/a n/a 0 149
2004 37 5 105 4 0 n/a n/a 0 151
2005 36 9 125 3 0 n/a n/a 0 173
2006 25 8 125 6 0 n/a n/a 0 164
2007 37 10 152 8 1 n/a n/a 0 208
2008 36 14 159 8 4 n/a n/a 0 221
2009 30 15 154 8 3 n/a n/a 0 210
2010 37 16 163 10 2 n/a n/a 0 228
2011 31 20 79 9 2 86 13 0 240
2012 32 16 81 6 3 77 20 0 235
2013 34 11 92 20 3 78 44 0 282
2014 35 10 94 30 3 71 41 0 284
2015 40 8 98 17 1 71 47 0 282
2016 38 7 94 24 2 72 59 0 296
2017 46 6 98 23 2 63 61 0 299
2018 41 4 96 29 2 54 68 0 294
2019 33 5 94 29 2 52 76 0 291
2020 31 8 87 29 1 45 83 0 284
2021 32 6 85 34 1 42 71 0 271
2022 34 6 96 29 1 41 77 0 284
2023 36 1 86 27 0 39 84 0 273

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 Voyager - A Public Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 149 9.0 16.6 21.5
2003 149 9.0 16.6 21.5
2004 151 8.5 17.8 20.5
2005 173 10.0 17.3 25.4
2006 164 11.0 14.9 22.6
2007 208 13.0 16.0 16.8
2008 221 17.3 12.8 1.8
2009 210 16.5 13.7 34.8
2010 228 16.0 14.2 25.4
2011 240 16.5 14.5 26.7
2012 235 15.7 14.9 34.5
2013 282 20.5 13.7 33.3
2014 284 19.0 14.9 29.6
2015 282 22.0 12.8 27.3
2016 296 24.0 12.3 11.5
2017 299 21.5 13.9 13
2018 294 24.0 12.2 14.6
2019 291 21.0 13.8 14.4
2020 284 21.0 13.5 11.6
2021 271 22.0 12.3 n/a
2022 284 21.5 13.2 15.8
2023 273 21.7 12.5 16.1

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 Voyager - A Public Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 149 9.0 16.6 21.5
2003 149 9.0 16.6 21.5
2004 151 8.5 17.8 20.5
2005 173 10.0 17.3 25.4
2006 164 11.0 14.9 22.6
2007 208 13.0 16.0 16.8
2008 221 17.3 12.8 1.8
2009 210 16.5 13.7 34.8
2010 228 16.0 14.2 25.4
2011 240 16.5 14.5 26.7
2012 235 15.7 14.9 34.5
2013 282 20.5 13.7 33.3
2014 284 19.0 14.9 29.6
2015 282 22.0 12.8 27.3
2016 296 24.0 12.3 11.5
2017 299 21.5 13.9 13
2018 294 24.0 12.2 14.6
2019 291 21.0 13.8 14.4
2020 284 21.0 13.5 11.6
2021 271 22.0 12.3 n/a
2022 284 21.5 13.2 15.8
2023 273 21.7 12.5 16.1

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 Voyager - A Public Charter School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $458 (5.2%) $8,268 (94.8%) $8,726

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Voyager - A Public Charter 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 53rd of 196 Elementary schoolsRanks 80th of 195 Elementary schools
 14%
Ranks 10th of 70 Middle schoolsRanks 14th of 73 Middle schools
 4.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Voyager - A Public Charter School)4770
 23%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5349
 4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Voyager - A Public Charter School)4470
 26%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)5652
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Voyager - A Public Charter School)6745
 22%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5251
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Voyager - A Public Charter School)6042
 18%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4950
 1%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Voyager - A Public Charter School)8544
 41%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5755
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Voyager - A Public Charter School)6341
 22%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4444
6th Grade English Language Arts (Voyager - A Public Charter School)7570
 5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5351
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Voyager - A Public Charter School)6367
 4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)4139
 2%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Voyager - A Public Charter School)7967
 12%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5351
 2%
7th Grade Mathematics (Voyager - A Public Charter School)5541
 14%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)3834
 4%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Voyager - A Public Charter School)5268
 16%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Hawaii)5250
 2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Voyager - A Public Charter School)5027
 23%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Hawaii)3831
 7%
All Grades English Language Arts (Voyager - A Public Charter School)6860
 8%
All Grades Mathematics (Voyager - A Public Charter School)5649
 7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students291273
 6.2%
African American51
 80%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian9486
 8.5%
Hispanic2927
 6.9%
Pacific Islander5239
 25%
White3336
 9.1%
Two or More Races7684
 10.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients14.4%16.1%
 1.7%


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Students at Voyager - A Public Charter School are 32% Asian, 31% Two or more races, 14% Pacific Islander, 13% White, 10% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 273 students attended Voyager - A Public Charter School.

Voyager - A Public Charter School ranks 80th of 195 Hawaii elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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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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