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Hawaii school districts

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K-12 Education in Hawaii
State Superintendent: Kathryn Matayoshi
Number of students: 182,706[1]
Number of teachers: 11,458
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:15.9
Number of school districts: 1
Number of schools: 287
Graduation rate: 82%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $12,004[3]
See also
Public education in Hawaii
Hawaii State Department of Education
Hawaii school districts
List of school districts in Hawaii

Hawaii is home to 287 schools and 182,706 K-12 students.[4]

Quick facts

State school administrators

  • State Board of Education
    • Donald G. Horner, Chairperson at-large
    • Brian J. De Lima, Vice Chairperson
    • Wesley P. Lo, Board Member
    • Keith Amemiya, Board Member
    • Cheryl Ka'uhane Lupenui, Board Member
    • Kimberly Gennaula Hagi, Board Member
    • Nancy Jo Yamakawa Budd, Board Member
    • Jim D. Williams, Board Member
    • Charlene Cuaresma, Board Member
    • Col. Ellen Moore, Military Liaison
    • Danicia Honda, Student Member


The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Hawaii.[5]

Ethnicity Percentage
Pacific Islander 69.6%
White 14.5%
Hispanic 4.5%
African American 2.5%
American Indian 0.6%
Two or More 8.4%

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: Hawaii school board elections, 2014

The only school district in Hawaii is the Hawaii State Department of Education, which does not have publicly elected school board members.

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  1. National Center for Education Statistics, "Table 2. Number of operating public schools and districts, state enrollment, teacher and pupil/teacher ratio by state: School year 2011–12," accessed March 18, 2014
  2. ED Data Express, "State Tables Report," accessed March 17, 2014 The site includes this disclaimer: "States converted to an adjusted cohort graduation rate [starting in the 2010-2011 school year], which may or may not be the same as the calculation they used in prior years. Due to the potential differences, caution should be used when comparing graduation rates across states."
  3. United States Census Bureau, "Public Education Finances: 2011," accessed March 18, 2014
  4. State Education Data Profiles Accessed August 15, 2013
  5. State Profiles Accessed August 15, 2013