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Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

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 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Hawaii School Districts by City
Number Of Students 182,384
Number Of Hawaii Schools 291
Number Of Hawaii School Districts 1
Spending Per Student $13,790

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 49.480412371134
4th Grade 50.8314136125655
5th Grade 55.9866666666667
6th Grade 52.7153284671533
7th Grade 44.7027397260274
8th Grade 47.6930555555556
11th Grade 52.9452830188679

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 53.9922680412371
4th Grade 47.7089473684211
5th Grade 42.4340206185567
6th Grade 41.0029197080292
7th Grade 33.5291666666667
8th Grade 33.5352112676056
11th Grade 26.8792452830189

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 23.2% 52.0%
Black 3.4% 16.2%
Hispanic 18.6% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 54.2% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.6% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 50.1% 50.9%
English Language Learners 7.9% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 10.5% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.86
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

Hawaii Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 1,431,603 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 220 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.5% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 17.7% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 34.5% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 25.7% 26.3%
65 Or Older 15.6% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 450,572 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 9.7% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 91.0% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 30.8% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 13.9% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 18.1% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 14.2% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.5% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 15.3% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 10.9% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 9.1% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,646 $1,394,461,800 55.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,147 $209,244,000 8.3%
Staff $430 $78,466,500 3.1%
General Administration $54 $9,901,725 0.4%
School Administration $826 $150,580,950 6.0%
Operation $1,250 $227,926,500 9.1%
Transportation $363 $66,136,050 2.6%
Other $323 $58,849,875 2.3%
Total Support $4,393 $801,292,425 31.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,751 $319,283,925 12.7%
Total Expenditures $13,790 $2,515,038,150 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%