West Hawaii Explorations Academy School

Serves grades 6 - 12

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year [note on school closures TBD].
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
73 4500 Kahilihili St
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone
(808) 327-4751
District
HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
County
HAWAII COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
Yes
Students Enrolled
280
Classroom Teachers
21

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Hawaii

6

(10 is best)

Better than 57.8% of HI schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

6

(10 is best)

West Hawaii Explorations Academy School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 6

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
49%
46%
54%
52%
44%
40%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 7

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
39%
46%
44%
53%
34%
38%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 8

80 60 40 20 0
54%
45%
74%
51%
35%
38%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 10

80 60 40 20 0
54%
45%
74%
59%
34%
30%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
14
15
15
16
    AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL
    AVG FOR DISTRICT
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 6 37 13.2%
Grade 7 37 13.2%
Grade 8 40 14.3%
Grade 9 44 15.7%
Grade 10 45 16.1%
Grade 11 41 14.6%
Grade 12 36 12.9%
Total 280 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 64.1% 14.2% 14.2%
Black 1.6% 1.8% 1.8%
Hispanic 9.7% 19.2% 19.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 5.6% 32.2% 32.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 19.0% 32.7% 32.7%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 41.4% 45.5% 45.5%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 23.6% 36.3% 36.3%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 17.9% 9.2% 9.2%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 1,422,094 1,415,872
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 190.6 218
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.2% 6.2%
5-19 YEARS OLD 17.3% 17.3%
20-44 YEARS OLD 33.6% 33.6%
45-64 YEARS OLD 25.0% 25.0%
65 OR OLDER 17.8% 17.8%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 459,424 459,424
Single Parent Households With Children 9.3% 9.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 92.0% 92.0%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 33.0% 33.0%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 20.3% 20.3%
$100,000 - $149,999 19.5% 19.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 14.1% 14.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.0% 16.0%
$30,000 - $49,999 13.3% 13.3%
$15,000 - $29,999 8.9% 8.9%
$15,000 or less 8.0% 8.0%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,047 $1,636,072,000 53.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,445 $261,299,000 8.5%
Staff $525 $95,021,000 3.1%
General Administration $78 $14,016,000 0.5%
School Administration $1,129 $204,076,000 6.6%
Operation $1,488 $269,139,000 8.8%
Transportation $365 $65,963,000 2.1%
Other $392 $70,901,000 2.3%
Total Support $5,422 $980,415,000 31.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,513 $454,372,000 14.8%
Total Expenditures $16,981 $3,070,859,000 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,035 $1,636,072,000 53.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,443 $261,299,000 8.5%
Staff $525 $95,021,000 3.1%
General Administration $77 $14,016,000 0.5%
School Administration $1,127 $204,076,000 6.6%
Operation $1,486 $269,139,000 8.8%
Transportation $364 $65,963,000 2.1%
Other $392 $70,901,000 2.3%
Total Support $5,414 $980,415,000 31.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,509 $454,372,000 14.8%
Total Expenditures $16,958 $3,070,859,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,069 $358,201,987,000 50.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $716 $36,303,849,544 5.1%
Staff $569 $28,839,133,000 4.1%
General Administration $233 $11,807,269,000 1.7%
School Administration $680 $34,450,660,000 4.8%
Operation $1,094 $55,418,509,000 7.8%
Transportation $494 $25,019,268,456 3.5%
Other $430 $21,796,799,000 3.1%
Total Support $4,216 $213,635,488,000 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,767 $140,198,177,000 19.7%
Total Expenditures $14,052 $712,035,652,000 100.0%