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Avg. test scores 61%
High school dipl. 9%
Bachelors degree 3%

Hilo school information

IndexHiloHawaiiNational
Average Test Scores39%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:116:116:1
Total public schools1522979,221
Total private schools510724,874
Total post-secondary schools3477,963
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Key findings

  • The 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

      IndexHiloHawaiiNational
      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%

      Hilo, HI School Districts

      • Hawaii Department of Education

      There are a total of 15 public schools, 5 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools in Hilo. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Hilo, HI schools is 39%. The average student to teacher ratio is 17:1. In Hilo, HI, an average of 91.1% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 90.3% have completed high school.

      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%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Charlottesville, VA45,53872%47%
      Lacey, WA45,64452%7%
      Wylie, TX45,65585%72%
      Lincoln, CA45,67542%14%
      Maricopa, AZ45,47333%33%
      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.