Wai'anae High

About this school

Wai'anae High's mission is to build a collaborative learning environment and culture that emphasizes responsibility, innovation, complex thinking, effective communication and excellence. Increasing and strengthening relationships, communication and accountability are areas of emphasis for all teachers and staff.

The school has an academy structure to focus on student interests and needs, personalizing education and increasing rigor and relevance. Academies are also focused on building parent communication and involvement, and the systemic use of data to drive and monitor improvement efforts.

All Wai'anae High students enter the campus as a member of the Ninth Grade Success Academy. The academy structure continues into grade 10 as students move into either the Sophomore Academy or the Searider Productions Academy – a New Tech Network School. Students may opt from numerous interest areas, including natural resources, business, industrial, engineering and technology and health and human services.

Wai'anae High's schedule is designed to provide students opportunities to participate in early admission courses for college credit and internships.

Learning center

  • Marine Sciences

Academic plan & financial plan

Prior financial plans: 2022-23 | 2021-22 | 2020-212019-20

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Prior reports: 2020-21 | 2019-20 | 2018-19 | 2017-18 | 2016-17 2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14 | 2012-13

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School Info

Official School Name:
Waianae High

Ray Pikelny-Cook

85-251 Farrington Highway
Waianae, Hawaii 96792



Waianae High

School Type:
High School

Grade Levels:
9th grade; 10th grade; 11th grade; 12th grade