Waiakea High School

Waiakea High School is a comprehensive high school located across the street from the University of Hawai'i-Hilo campus. Beginning in the 2002-03 school year, the school embarked on a process of school redesign in accordance with a federal Smaller Learning Communities grant. Currently, the school belongs to a consortium of thirteen other public high schools that have created 9thand 10th Grade Houses and Career Academies. In the 2005 school year, all 9th graders are currently enrolled in Houses and approximately 2/3 of the 10th graders (250 students) are enrolled in 10th grade. In the 2005-06 school year, the Arts & Communication Academy, Business Academy, Industrial Technology & Engineering Academy, Pacific Rim Cultures & Natural Resources Academy have been implemented. In the 2006-07 school year, all students will be placed in either academies are 9-10th grade houses.

Student achievement and meeting the Hawai'i Content and Performance standards are Waiakea's most important priorities. The hard work and dedication of staff is a source of great pride, with excellent academic results.

Overall, 10th grade students at Waiakea High School have scored higher than the passing proficiency levels set by the Hawai'i Department of Education for the past three years. However, when the data is disaggregated, students in the disadvantaged (low income) group do not meet proficiency levels in reading and math.

Waiakea High School was awarded a six-year accreditation in 2000 by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) and operates under the School Community Council. In February, 2006, the school was visited by a WASC team in anticipation of accreditation.

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Last update: Nov 20, 2009 by HSG Team

School Information

General Information

Address 155 W. Kawili Street

City Hilo

Island Hawaii

Zip 96720

Grade From Gr 9

Grade To Gr 12

Contact Person Kelcy Koga

Phone # 808 974-4888

Fax # 808 974-4880

Website http://waiakeahigh.k12.hi.us

Number of Teachers 91

Number of Students 1277

District Name Hawaii

Complex Area Name Hilo-Laupahoehoe-Waiakea

Complex Name Waiakea

School Code 389

School Name Short Waiakea High

Military Impacted No

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Summary of Progress

Waiakea High School Summary of Progress

Waiakea High School's Summary of Progress Report shows how teaching, learning and assessments are being based and aligned to Hawaii State Standards and Benchmarks. It summarizes progress made in accomplishing school improvement goals.

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Student Profile

Waiakea High School Student Profile

Waiakea High School's Student Profile describes the school's Fall Enrollment, Number and Percent of students enrolled for the entire school year, Number and Percent of students receiving free or reduced-cost lunch, Number and Percent of students in Special Education programs, Number and Percent of students with Limited English Proficiency and Percent of Kindergarteners who attended Preschool.

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Ethnicity Statistics

Waiakea High School Ethnicity Statistics

Waiakea High School's Ethnicity report focuses on giving the number and percent of students enrolled by race. It describes the population of the 13 common races as well as other foreign races usually enrolled in a school.

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Waiakea High School Ethnicity By Race

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Enrollment Statistics

Waiakea High School Enrollment Statistics

Waiakea High School's Enrollment Statistics shows the no. of students enrolled in each year. Animated graph is used to easily determine how enrollment fluctuates every year.



Waiakea High School Facilities

Waiakea High School's facility report shows total number and shortage of classrooms if any. It also shows comprehensive condition of the facilities like building exterior, building interior, grounds, sanitation etc. through its Inspection rating.

School Facilities are considered inadequate if below 70%; marginal if between 70% and 99%; and in excess of state standard if above 100%. School population is placed into size categories and is used in formulas to determine State standards for space.

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Waiakea High School Facilities

Waiakea High School Inspection Rating

For each category:
1 = Unacceptable; 2 = Satisfactory; 3 = Very Good

For Total:
6-8 = Unacceptable;
9-15 = Satisfactory;
16-18 = Very Good

Waiakea High School Adequacy of School's Space Compared with State Standards

School facilities are considered inadequate if below 70%; marginal if between 70% and 99%; and in excess of state standard if above 100%. School population is placed into size categories and is used in formulas to determine State standards for space.

Attendance & Absences

Waiakea High School Attendance & Absences

Waiakea High School's Attendance & Absences shows the average daily attendance and average daily absences compared to the State Standard.

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Waiakea High School Retention

Waiakea High School's Retention is also included in this report where it shows the percent(%) of students retained in every school year.

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Waiakea High School Suspensions

Waiakea High School's Suspension report shows the number of students being suspended. Offenses are categorized into "Class" depending on the nature of violation committed. Class - D, for light violation and Class - A for grave offense.

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Examples of class of suspension:
Class A: Burglary, robbery, sale of dangerous drugs
Class B: Disorderly conduct, trespassing
Class C: Class cutting, insubordination, smoking
Class D: Contraband (e.g. possession of tobacco)

Certified Staff

Waiakea High School Certified Staff

Waiakea High School's Certified Staff report includes Teaching Staff, Professional Teacher Credentials, Students per Teaching Staff and Administrative and Student Services Staff. It gives details on teacher headcount, teacher in regular and special instruction, no. of teachers serving the school for more than 5 years, no. of fully licensed teachers, librarians and counsellors.

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Test Scores Statistics

Waiakea High School Test Scores Statistics

Waiakea High School's Test scores covers Hawaii Content and Performance Standards (HCPS) and SAT9/TerraNova. Scores are given based on the grade level and the no. of students tested in a given year.

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