September 21, 2022

David Y.Ige | HIDOE Press Release: Ministry Announces 2022-23 Enrollment Figures for Public and Charter Schools

HIDOE Press Release: Ministry Announces 2022-23 Enrollment Figures for Public and Charter Schools

Posted on Sep 16, 2022 in Latest news from the department, Press room

HONOLULU — Enrollment in Hawaii’s public and charter schools for the 2022-2023 school year is down to 168,634 students from 171,600 students at the start of last school year — a difference of 1.7%.

Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools enrolled a total of 156,518 students this year, down from 159,503 students at the start of last school year, a decline of 1.9% . Figures include students enrolled in schools and the state’s distance education program. The state’s 37 charter schools, meanwhile, enrolled a total of 12,116 students, up from 12,097 the previous year.

The downward trend in enrollment over the past four school years mirrors the overall decline in Hawaii’s birth rate over the past decade. The department’s data also shows that the top reason families are pulling their students out of public schools is for relocation to mainland states.

Based on enrollment for the 2022-23 school year, the five largest HIDOE public schools by grade level are:

  • High Schools (Grades 9-12): Campbell (3,039), Waipahu (2,661), Mililani (2,565), Farrington (2,238), Moanalua (2,064)
  • Middle (Grades 6-8) and Intermediate (Grades 7-8) schools: Mililani Middle (1,580), ‘Ewa Makai Middle (1,119), Waipahu Intermediate (1,084), Maui Waena Intermediate (1,044), Kaimukī Middle (950)
  • Elementary schools: August Ahrens (1,164), ‘Ewa (1,086), Holomua (1,071), Keone’ula (915), Waipahu (853)

The five smallest HIDOE schools in the state include: Ni’ihau High and Elementary (17), Maunaloa Elementary (46), Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind (53), Kilohana Elementary (75), and Waiāhole Elementary (91).

The five largest charter schools are: Hawaiʻi Technology Academy (1403), Kamaile Academy (949), Kīhei Charter School (693), Hawaiʻi Academy of Arts and Sciences (683), and Kanu O Ka ʻĀina (612).

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