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Path to graduation

How to earn a diploma from Hawai‘i's public high schools.

Academic and performance requirements to obtain a diploma from Hawaii's public high schools, from the basics to honors recognition...


Military Families

Coming to Hawaii

About 8 percent of our students are military connected. Get resources here.

The Department works with the Interstate Compact to smooth the experience for military families who enroll their children in Hawai...


Job Opportunities

We're hiring!

Looking for qualified teachers and other professionals for schools, offices.

Welcome to the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE). Year-round, we hire an array of teachers, educational specialists an...



Dual credit

Motivated high school students can get a jump on their college careers.

Dual Credit allows Hawaii DOE high school students to take classes that satisfy requirements for both a Hawaii high school diploma...


Free & Reduced Price Lunch

Feeding keiki

Nutritious low-cost or free lunches are available to qualifying children.

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program in public and nonprofit private schools and residential chi...


Strategic Plan

Hawai‘i's action plan to deliver excellence in education for all keiki.

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Strive HI System

Tracking progress in our schools to support success for all students.

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Effective teaching

Our evaluation system supports teachers in their professional practice.

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The Department's Budget

The Department operates Hawaii's public schools on a $1.99 billion budget comprised primarily of state funds (81 percent). It develops and upgrades facilities with a separate CIP budget sourced almost entirely from the state. Learn about the Operating and Capital Improvements Program budgets, state comparisons and more. Download assets for the 2019-2021 budgetary requests.




Office of Hawaiian Education seeks teachers for Kaiapuni and Hawaiian Knowledge classrooms of Hawaiian Education seeks teachers for Kaiapuni and Hawaiian Knowledge classroomsNow in its third year, the Hawaiian Special Permit, known as Palapala A‘o Kūikawā, was launched by the Office of Hawaiian Education to help address critical shortages for certified teachers in the areas of Kaia‘ōlelo-Kaiapuni Hawai‘i, Hawaiian Language Immersion, and Hawaiian Studies/Knowledge.
March 2019 Inspire 2019 InspireInspirational stories from Hawai'i's public schools. In this edition: A 19,300 square-foot girls athletics facility opens at Kalani High, special education teacher Bella Finau-Faumuina named a Milken Educator of Promise, watch how the arts ignite learning in our special video series on the Artists in the Schools program, more stories.
Kaneohe Elementary teacher receives Teacher of Promise Award from National Milken Educators of Hawaii Elementary teacher receives Teacher of Promise Award from National Milken Educators of HawaiiIn just her third year of teaching, Kaneohe Elementary special education teacher Bella Finau-Faumuina earned the prestigious award from the National Milken Educators of Hawaii.
State agencies collaborate to resolve soil contamination issues and build awareness to prevent exposure agencies collaborate to resolve soil contamination issues and build awareness to prevent exposure​After completing a soil study at 23 schools on Hawai'i Island, HIDOE, with the support of the Hawai'i Department of Health (DOH), is implementing tailored environmental hazard management plans where results from the study indicated contamination present in the soil. According to DOH, the issue of lead, arsenic and organochlorine pesticide contamination is not unique to schools and could persist around any older home or building.
Hawaii ranked second nationwide in Advanced Placement Exam one-year performance growth ranked second nationwide in Advanced Placement Exam one-year performance growthHawaii's public school students continue to make gains in Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The number of students in the graduating class of 2018 scoring 3 or higher jumped 1.9 percentage points for the second-highest one-year gain nationwide.
March 2019 Education Update 2019 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Ala Wai El's Sara King named a Milken Educator, Speak Now HIDOE anti-bullying app launches for middle schools in first phase of rollout, Kauai teachers collaborate to unleash student voice, Wahiawa Middle student impresses in statewide art showcase, more.

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Out-of-state teacher recruitment job fair schedule teacher recruitment job fair scheduleThank you for your interest in employment with the Hawaii State Department of Education. Please see below for information about the scheduled recruitment trip for positions for the 2019-2020 school year.
Teacher/Student access to Origo math games access to Origo math gamesAs part of the Hawaii State Department of Education's use of Stepping Stones curriculum for K-5 mathematics, access for teachers and students has been granted free access to Origo Education's Fundamentals channel, which includes online math games.
Oahu Map MapOahu is comprised of four districts — Honolulu, Windward, Central and Leeward — with nine Complex Areas, each with two or three Complexes. A complex is a high school plus the regional elementary and middle schools that feed into it.
Teacher Application FAQs Application FAQsAnswers to our commonly asked questions about applying to teach in the Department.
HawaiiPay HawaiiPay project is led by the Dept. of Accounting and General Services in partnership with the Office of Enterprise Technology Services to modernize payroll and time & attendance systems serving roughly 63,000 full- and part-time employees statewide.
Subject matter standards matter standardsBelow is a list of the standards that the Hawaii DOE use to ensure students are being exposed to rigorous and age-appropriate benchmarks of learning. Standards are not curriculum, but expectations of what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.

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