Public and Charter school enrollment remains steady with increases in most grades

30-Aug-2016

Hawaii’s 256 public and 34 charter schools saw enrollment dip slightly for a total of 179,902 students for the 2016-17 school year. The greatest enrollment changes were in first and second grades as public schools are still seeing an impact due to the change to the Kindergarten entry age.

View Report​​​Download our speadsheet of the official public and charter school enrollment counts for 2016-17.​


​​​HONOLULU – Hawaii's 256 public and 34 charter schools saw enrollment dip slightly to 179,902 students for the 2016-17 school year, compared with 180,409 last year.

The greatest enrollment changes were in first (up 3,128 from last year) and second grades (down 3,856 from last year) as public schools are still seeing an impact due to the 2014 change to the Kindergarten entry age.

This year, Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools enrolled 169,268 students (down 719 from last year), and charter schools enrolled 10,634 (up 212 from last year).

In 2016-17, the five largest H​IDOE public schools by grade level are:

  • High Schools (all grades 9-12): Campbell (3,125), Mililani (2,556), Waipahu (2,463), Farrington (2,370), Kapolei (2,020).
  • Intermediate (grades 7-8)/Middle (grades 6-8): Mililani Middle (1,837), Kapolei Middle (1,402), Waipahu Intermediate (1,314), Maui Waena Intermediate (1,183), Kalakaua Middle (1,017).
  • Elementary Schools: August Ahrens (1,262), Holomua (1,184), Ewa (1,100), Waipahu (1,015), Keoneula (972).

The five smallest HIDOE schools in the state include: Niihau High and Elementary (11), Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind (46), Maunaloa Elementary (51), Waiahole Elementary (68), Olomana School (69).

The five largest charter schools are: Hawaii Technology Academy (1,062), Kamaile Academy (887), Myron Thompson Academy (685), Ka Waihona O Ka Naauao (650), Hawaii Academy of Arts and Sciences (637).

The five smallest charter schools are: Kula Aupuni Niihau A Kahelelani Aloha (48), Ke Kula Niihau Kekaha (50), Ke Ana Laahana (54), ​Hakipuu Learning Center (64), Malama Honua (85).  

To view the 2016-17 enrollment report online, click here​

Contact Information

Donalyn Dela Cruz

Phone: (808) 586-3232

Email: donalyn_dela_cruz@hawaiidoe.org

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