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Hawaii
Hawaii
Hawaii Department of Education, 1390 Miller Street, #307,
Honolulu, HI 96813
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Superintendent of Education
Superintendent Paul G. LeMahieu, (808) 586-3310
National Cooperative Education Statistics Liaison
Thomas Saka, (808) 692-7267
Common Core of Data Survey Coordinator
Keith Kameoka, (808) 837-8012

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
1987 1996 Demographics
166,160 187,653 Students in public elementary and secondary schools
229 249 Public schools
7,684 10,576 Teachers in public elementary and secondary schools
6,450 6,450 Land area in square miles
25.8 29.1 Public school students per square mile
3.6 3.9 Public schools per 100 square miles


Figure 1
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools


1987 1996 Fiscal summary
1,068 1,183 State population (in thousands)
$3,351 $5,647 State revenue per capita
$2,600 $5,135 State expenditure per capita
$521 $798 State expenditure for elem. and secondary education per capita
$131,429 $170,180 Gross state product per school-age child

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AGENCY/SCHOOL INFORMATION
1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by type
100% 1 100% 1 Total public education agencies
100.0% 1 100.0% 1 Regular school districts
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 Regional service agencies
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 State-operated agencies
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 Federally operated and other types


1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by number of schools
100.0% 1 100.0% 1 100 or more schools
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 25 to 99 schools
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 10 to 24 schools
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 5 to 9 schools
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 1 to 4 schools
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 No schools reported


Figure 2
Regular school districts by student membership size
Regular school districts by student membership size


1987 1996 Distribution of schools by type
100% 229 100% 249 Total public elementary and secondary schools reported
99.1% 227 98.0% 244 Regular schools
0.9% 2 1.6% 4 Special education schools
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 Vocational schools
0.0% 0 0.4% 1 Other and alternative schools


Figure 3
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97


Figure 4
Public schools by size of student membership
Public schools by size of student membership


1987 1996 Number of public schools by grade span category
63.8% 146 64.3% 160 PK, K, 1 to 3, 4, 5, 6
5.2% 12 2.8% 7 PK, K, 1 to 8
1.7% 4 6.8% 17 4, 5, 6, to 6, 7, 8
9.6% 22 4.8% 12 7 to 8, 9
3.1% 7 4.0% 10 7, 8 to 12
10.5% 24 9.2% 23 9, 10, 11 to 12
4.8% 11 8.0% 20 Other grades
0.9% 2 0.0% 0 Ungraded
0.4% 1 0.0% 0 Not reported

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STUDENT INFORMATION
1987 1996 Public school membership by grade
250 694 Prekindergarten
13,888 16,129 Kindergarten
13,975 16,683 First
13,562 15,789 Second
12,875 15,104 Third
12,162 14,864 Fourth
12,057 14,455 Fifth
11,526 14,612 Sixth
10,707 14,016 Seventh
10,865 13,786 Eighth
11,791 16,265 Ninth
11,454 13,265 Tenth
11,621 11,431 Eleventh
10,476 10,466 Twelfth
8,951 94 Ungraded


Figure 5
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category


1987 1996  
8.5% Students in special education with IEPs
24.8% 29.7% School membership eligible for free lunch
19.1% School-age children below poverty


1987 1995 High school completers and dropouts
84.3% 10,371 93.9% 9,387 Regular diploma
14.7% 1,805 0.2% 17 Other diploma
  0.0% 1 High school equivalency
1.0% 120 5.9% 588 Other completers
    4.7% Dropouts
      60.1% Dropouts who were male
      66.4% Dropouts who were minority


Figure 6
Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science average scale scores for the state () and nation () and the 25th () and 75th () percentiles
Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science average scale scores for the state (symbol) and nation (symbol) and the 25th (symbol) and 75th (symbol) percentiles


Grade 4 Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science achievement levels
215 262.1 Average Mathematics scale score [scale 0 to 500]
47.1% 49.0% Students below basic level
52.9% 51.0% Students at or above basic level
16.4% 15.9% Students at or above proficient level
1.6% 2.3% Students at advanced level
134.9 Average Science scale score [scale 0 to 300]
  57.7% Students below basic level
  42.3% Students at or above basic level
  14.7% Students at or above proficient level
  0.5% Students at advanced level

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STAFF INFORMATION
1987 1996 Educational staff
100% 18,036 100% 16,867 Total education staff
        Instructional staff
42.6% 7,684 62.7% 10,576 Teachers
7.4% 1,339 5.4% 916 Instructional aides
        Support staff
2.4% 441 3.2% 544 Guidance counselors/directors
1.4% 258 2.1% 361 Librarians/library support
  5.2% 880 Administrative support
42.7% 7,710 14.9% 2,518 Other support services
        Administrators
2.3% 420 2.9% 489 School-based
1.0% 184 3.5% 583 School district officials/administrators


Figure 7
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level


1987 1996  
0.7 1.7 Teacher to all other staff ratio
12.7 9.9 Teacher to administrator ratio


Figure 8
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience


1987 1996  
$19,563 $25,965 Average beginning teacher salary
$28,445 $38,105 Average teacher salary


Figure 9
Distribution of public school teachers by age
Distribution of public school teachers by age


1987 1993 Preparation of teachers: highest degree earned
0.6% 1.8% Public school teachers with no degree
53.6% 48.0% Public school teachers with a Bachelor's or lower degree
16.1% 21.7% Public school teachers with a Master's degree
29.8% 28.5% Public school teachers with a degree beyond Master's

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FISCAL INFORMATION
FY88 FY97 Federal aid to education under selected programs
(in thousands of current dollars)
$14,821 $26,051 National school lunch
$2,333 $5,264 National school breakfast
$13,534 $19,977 Title I
$339 $13,158 Education for the handicapped
$5,059 $9,812 Vocational and adult education
$3,903 $16,928 School improvement
$20,246 $24,057 School assistance (federally affected areas)
$1,104 $1,352 Bilingual education
Indian education


Figure 10
Revenues by source
Revenues by source


Figure 11
Current expenditures by function
Current expenditures by function


FY88 FY97 Revenues and expenditures (in current dollars)
$623,136 $1,215,924 Revenues (in thousands of dollars)
$3,750 $6,480 Revenue per pupil in membership
$608,264 $1,057,069 Current expenditures (in thousands of dollars)
$3,661 $5,633 Current expenditure per pupil in membership
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