2023-29 Strategic Plan

Implementation Plan

A foundation of expectations & supports to ensure high quality learning for all students.

In February 2023, the Board of Education approved the first phase of its 2023-2029 strategic plan. The second phase, the Departmen...


Reopening Updates

West Maui Schools

Progress reports for reopening Lāhainā schools.

Progress reports for reopening three Lāhainā schools: Lāhaināluna High, Lāhainā Intermediate and Princess Nāhiʻenaʻena. Updates wi...


School Year 2023-24

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The process and documentation, including the Student Health Record, needed for enrollment.

Students enrolling in our public schools must have documentation proving they are residents of the state and if necessary, documen...


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


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School Food Authority proudly serving 100,000+ nutritionally balanced, affordable meals.

The Hawai‘i Department of Education's ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​School Food Services Branch is the School Food Authority proudly s...


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Maui school updates

See the latest information on reopening plans for Lāhainā schools including safety guidance, bus info and more. View resources for students, families and staff affected by the wildfires in Maui: bit.ly/HIDOE-West-Maui-Resources.




Redesigned career fair helps Castle High students better engage with prospective employers ‘speed-dating’ stylehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Redesigned-career-fair-helps-Castle-High-students-better-engage-with-prospective-employers-‘speed-dating’-style.aspxRedesigned career fair helps Castle High students better engage with prospective employers ‘speed-dating’ styleCastle High held its inaugural Career Exposure Fair for students to better engage with prospective employers from 40 local businesses and industries ‘speed-dating’ style.
Ho‘oha‘aheo Newsletter, Dec. 6https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/December-6-2023.aspxHo‘oha‘aheo Newsletter, Dec. 6Our monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This week's issue includes our partnership with PBS Hawai‘i and HIKI NŌ.
Art auction fundraiser nets $14,000 for Lāhainā schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Art-auction-fundraiser-nets-14000-for-lahaina-schools.aspxArt auction fundraiser nets $14,000 for Lāhainā schoolsThe auction was a joint effort between the Hawai‘i State Department of Education, the Public Schools of Hawai‘i Foundation, Island Art Galleries and Maui Hands Gallery.
Waipahu High School celebrates the opening of new Integrated Academy Learning Centerhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waipahu-High-School-celebrates-the-opening-of-new-Integrated-Academy-Learning-Center.aspxWaipahu High School celebrates the opening of new Integrated Academy Learning CenterWaipahu High is a nationally recognized wall-to-wall academy high school, holding the highest level of national recognition for its six career academies. The facility aims to connect the school’s Academy of Natural Resources with the culinary pathway, putting systems in place to promote sustainable farm-to-table practices.
Hawai‘i public schools shine at NCAC conferencehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawai‘i-public-schools-shine-at-NCAC-conference.aspxHawai‘i public schools shine at NCAC conferenceHawai‘i public schools had a proud showing at this years’ National Career Academy Coalition conference held earlier this month in Tucson, Arizona.
Ho‘oha‘aheo Newsletter, Nov. 29https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/November-29-2023.aspxHo‘oha‘aheo Newsletter, Nov. 29Our monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This week's issue includes recognition of the quality of our college and career academies in our public schools by the National Career Academy Coalition.

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HIDOE COVID-19 Information and Updateshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/COVID-19-Information-Updates.aspxHIDOE COVID-19 Information and UpdatesThis resource page provides updates to the public on confirmed COVID-19 cases in the HIDOE system.
Subject matter standardshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/Pages/standards.aspxSubject 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. Visit our Learning Design site to learn more about curriculum design aligned to standards.
Current Salary Scheduleshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/WorkingInHawaii/Pages/Current-Salary-Schedules.aspxCurrent Salary SchedulesCurrent salary schedules for the Department.
Nā Hopena A‘o (HĀ) https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/HawaiianEducation/Pages/HA.aspxNā Hopena A‘o (HĀ) A Department-wide framework to develop the skills, behaviors and dispositions that are reminiscent of Hawaiʻi’s unique context, and to honor the qualities and values of the indigenous language and culture of Hawaiʻi.
About the Panorama Student Surveyhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/EducatorEffectiveness/EducatorEffectivenessSystem/Pages/Panorama.aspxAbout the Panorama Student SurveyOne part of the Educator Effectiveness Survey (EES) related to the evaluation of teacher practice is the student survey, also known as the Panorama Student Survey. All students in grades 3-12 are eligible to participate in the Panorama Student Survey.
Homeschoolinghttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/Choosingaschool/Pages/Homeschooling-FAQs.aspxHomeschoolingThe Department has a legitimate interest in and responsibility for the appropriate education of all school age children in the State of Hawaii and recognizes homeschooling as an alternative to compulsory school attendance. Homeschooling is a parent-initiated educational alternative.

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