Nearly 10,000 students in Kauai public schools

LIHUE — Hawaii’s public and charter schools saw a slight decrease in enrollment for a total of 179,255 for school year 2017-18 compared to 179,902 last year.

This year, state Department of Education schools enrolled 168,095 students (down 1,173 from last year), and charter schools saw an increase of enrollment with 11,160 students (up 526 from last year) and the addition of two new charter schools.

On Kauai and Niihau, this year’s enrollment for 16 public schools is 9,332.

Elementary schools

Eleele, 479; Hanalei, 286; Kalaheo, 452; Kapaa, 911; Kaumualii, 605; Kekaha, 329; Kilauea, 309; Koloa, 372; Wilcox, 799.


Kamakahelei, 963; Kapaa, 586; Waimea Canyon, 447.


Kapaa, 1,082; Kauai, 1,126; Niihau, 9; Waimea, 577

In 2017-18, the five largest HIDOE public schools by grade level are:

High schools (all grades 9-12): Campbell (3,110), Mililani (2,571), Waipahu (2,554), Farrington (2,309), Kapolei (2,035).

Intermediate (grades 7-8) and middle (grades 6-8): Mililani Middle (1,873), Kapolei Middle (1,521), Waipahu Intermediate (1,294), Maui Waena Intermediate (1,176), Kalakaua Middle (1,075).

Elementary schools: August Ahrens (1,249), Holomua (1,163), Ewa (1,070), Keoneula (1,037), Waipahu (1,026).

The five smallest DOE schools in the state are: Waiahole Elementary (81), Olomana School (69), Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind (53), Maunaloa Elementary (41), Niihau High and Elementary (9).

The five largest charter schools are: Hawaii Technology Academy (1,111), Kamaile Academy (858), Ka Waihona O Ka Naauao (653), Hawaii Academy of Arts and Sciences (644), Myron Thompson Academy (582).

The five smallest charter schools are: Kula Aupuni Niihau A Hakipuu Learning Center (63), Ke Kula Niihau Kekaha (54), Kula Aupuni Niihau A Kahelelani Aloha (49), Kapolei Charter School (49), Ke Ana Laahana (43).


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