Hilo school information

Average Test Scores39%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:116:116:1
Total public schools1522979,221
Total private schools510724,874
Total post-secondary schools3477,963
The Hilo, HI educational system consists of 15 public schools, 5 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Hilo public schools have average test scores of 39% which is 11% lower than than the Hawaii average and 20% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Hilo public schools is 17:1, compared to 16:1 in Hawaii and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 91.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 90.3% have completed high school, 31.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Hilo are 20% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 15 public schools in Hilo.
  • 91.1% of people in Hilo have completed 8th grade.
  • 90.3% of people in Hilo have completed high school.
  • 31.3% of people in Hilo have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Hilo

Completed 8th grade91.1%89.8%84.3%
Completed high school90.3%89.0%83.0%
Completed some college62.6%63.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree43.1%41.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors31.3%31.4%30.3%
Completed masters10.1%10.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.8%3.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.9%1.4%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Hilo (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Wainaku, HI1,29347%4%
Hawaiian Beaches, HI5,03541%18%
Papaikou, HI1,19837%25%
Pahoa, HI73130%40%
Keaau, HI2,67227%45%
Hilo, HI45,57939%20%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Charlottesville, VA45,53872%47%
Lacey, WA45,64452%7%
Wylie, TX45,65585%72%
Lincoln, CA45,67542%14%
Kannapolis, NC45,68539%20%
Hilo, HI45,57939%20%
Source: The Hilo, HI education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.