Hawaii



State Governance

State Board of Education

                Hawaii’s State Board of Education consists of nine members, each serving a seven-year term. The board members are appointed by the governor. Once they have been appointed the board must be confirmed by the Senate.

The State Board of Education has authority over:

  • Summative Assessment
  • Content Standards Adoption
  • Appoints State Chief

Governor:

David Ige (D)

State Chief School Officer

Keith Hayashi

State Context

State Demographics

Public Education Enrollment by Race:

Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:

Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 50.4%

English Language Learners: 8.5%

Served by IDEA: 10.3%

2015 NAEP State Data

Reading scores for Grade 4 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Reading scores for Grade 4 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Mathematics scores for grade 8 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Science scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Graduation Rates

 

Adjusted cohort graduation rate between 2011 and 2015:

 

Charter Schools

Year Charter School Law was Enacted: 1994

Number of Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 34

Number of Students Served by Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 10,413

Charter School Cap Law: None

ESSA Plan & Implementation

Hawaii intends to submit its ESSA consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Education on September 18, 2017. Learn more about Hawaii’s ESSA approach.