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Maui Public School Enrollment Up 1.6%

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Maui Waena student Joahnna Leeucol and instructor Jennifer Suzuki. Maui Waena Intermediate posted the fourth highest enrollment for middle schools in the state at 1,112 students enrolled in the 6th to 8th grade. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

The state’s official public school enrollment for the 2012-13 school year increased by more than 2,000 students. The total 183,251 enrollment at the state’s 254 DOE schools and 32 charter schools, translates to a total 1.1% increase.

Maui County had a total of 21,119 students enrolled at 30 schools, marking a 1.6% increase (or 340 more students) in enrollment from the 20,779 students enrolled in 2011-2012. The enrollment totals included the following:

- There were 19,217 students enrolled in regular education in Maui County for the 2012-2013 school year. That’s a 1.9% increase over the 18,850 students enrolled in the previous year.

- There were 1,902 students enrolled in special education in Maui County for the 2012-2013 school year.  That’s a 1.4% decrease from the 1,929 students enrolled in the previous year.

Maui Waena Intermediate posted the fourth highest enrollment for middle schools in the state at 1,112 students enrolled in the 6th to 8th grade.

Maui High School had the highest high school enrollment in Maui County with 1,870 students; followed by Baldwin High School with 1,598; King Kekaulike at 1,066; and Lahainaluna High School with 1,063 students.

Maui’s Kihei Charter School meantime, had the fifth largest enrollment for charter schools in the state with 503 students enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade.

On Oahu, Leeward remained the largest administrative district with 40,286 students, followed by Central with 33,318, Honolulu with 31,289, and Windward with 15,036. On the neighbor islands, Hawaii has 23,180 students, Maui has 21,119, and Kauai has 9,430.

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  • James

    Wait, don’t tell me: a large portion of the student increase are due to influx from the Marshall Islands and/or are either qualified under special needs, english as a second language, and/or for free lunch program. Also, parents, if there are any, are either jobless, have three jobs, cannot speak English, and/or are in jail. And yet many people blame the teachers when students cannot meet expected academic standards. Anyone want to check on stats for this?


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