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72%
  • Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School
  • 278 Ainako Ave, Hilo
  • Hawaii Department of Education
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 441
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
47%
  • Waiakea Intermediate School
  • 200 W Puainako St, Hilo
  • Hawaii Department of Education
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 848
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
47%
  • Hilo Intermediate School
  • 587 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo
  • Hawaii Department of Education
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 470
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
45%
  • Waiakea Elementary School
  • 180 W Puainako St, Hilo
  • Hawaii Department of Education
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 814
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
45%
  • Waiakeawaena Elementary School
  • 2420 Kilauea Ave, Hilo
  • Hawaii Department of Education
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 667
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
45%
  • Kaumana Elementary School
  • 1710 Kaumana Dr, Hilo
  • Hawaii Department of Education
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 298
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
41%
  • Waiakea High School
  • 155 W Kawili St, Hilo
  • Hawaii Department of Education
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,219
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
40%
  • Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School
  • 966 Kilauea Ave, Hilo
  • Hawaii Department of Education
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 345
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
36%
  • Hilo High School
  • 556 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo
  • Hawaii Department of Education
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,224
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
35%
  • Connections - New Century Pcs
  • 174 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo
  • Hawaii Department of Education
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 350
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
32%
  • Keaukaha Elementary School
  • 240 Desha Ave, Hilo
  • Hawaii Department of Education
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 384
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
28%
  • Hilo Union Elementary School
  • 506 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo
  • Hawaii Department of Education
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 458
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
20%
  • Ke Ana Laahana - Pcs
  • Po Box 4997, Hilo
  • Hawaii Department of Education
  • Grades: 7 - 12 · Students: 45
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
20%
  • Ka Umeke Kaeo - Pcs
  • 222 Desha Ave, Hilo
  • Hawaii Department of Education
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 260
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
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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
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.

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.

To customize your list of Hilo schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Hilo, HI schools.

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.