Hawaii



State Governance

State Board of Education

                Hawaii’s State Board of Education consists of nine members, each serving no more than three consecutive three-year terms. Board members are appointed by the governor and must be confirmed by the senate. The board also has a student council representative and a military liaison.

The State Board of Education has authority over:

  • Summative Assessment
  • Content Standards Adoption
  • Appointing the State Education Chief

Governor:

David Ige (D)

State Chief School Officer

Christina Kishimoto

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.