|Public school teachers||11,129|
|Annual pre-K-12 expenditures||$1.5 billion|
|Children in poverty||14%|
|Students with disabilities||12.3%|
Summary of Grades
Hawaii scores above the national average in one of the four graded categories of education policy in Quality Counts and below it in two areas. The state did not receive a grade in the fourth category, resource equity.
Hawaii scores above the national average in standards and accountability. The state does particularly well in the areas of standards and school accountability. For example, Hawaii sanctions all low-performing schools and provides them with assistance.
The state does not fare as well in teacher quality, largely because it scores poorly on indicators related to teacher education and qualifications. Hawaii does not require all high school or middle school teachers to obtain majors in the subjects they will teach in order to receive a beginning-teacher license. In addition, the state does not stipulate a minimum amount of time for student teaching.
Hawaii is slightly below the national average for the school climate category. The state scores well on some measures, particularly those related to class size and school facilities. However, a lower proportion of Hawaii’s students attend smaller schools than in the nation as a whole.
The state did not receive a grade for resource equity. Because Hawaii is a single-district state, it is not appropriate to measure district-level equity.
|State Policy Report Card|
|Quality Counts Grading Breakdown|
**Hawaii is a single-district state, it is not appropriate to measure district-level equity.
Note: Details may not sum to totals due to rounding.
Grading Curve A (93-100), A- (90-92), B+ (87-89), B (83-86), B- (80-82), C+ (77-79), C (73-76), C- (70-72), D+ (67-69), D (63-66), D- (60-62), F (0-59)