Maui Waena 4th Largest Middle School Enrollment in State

October 3, 2013, 7:26 AM HST · Updated October 3, 10:04 AM
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Maui Waena, file photo by Wendy Osher.

Maui Waena, file photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Enrollment at Hawaii’s public schools was up by more than 2,000 students for a percentage increase of 1.1% over last year, officials said.

The Department of Education says the enrollment gains can be partly attributed to the “large number of births in 2008” and more students staying within the state’s public school system.

Here on Maui, enrollment totaled 21,330 students, that was ahead of Kauai’s 9,505 students, but behind Hawaiʻi Island, which had 23,445 enrolled in the 2013-2014 school year, according to DOE data.

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Maui Waena Intermediate in Central Maui was identified as the middle school with the fourth largest enrollment in the state, reporting a total of 1,095 students.

Kīhei Charter School on Maui was ranked fifth in the state for largest enrollment at charter schools, with a total of 576 students enrolled.

On Oʻahu, the Leeward area was the district with the largest enrollment, which totaled 40,959 students, followed by Central (33,496), Honolulu (31,552) and Windward (15,189), DOE officials report.

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Oʻahu swept the category for the highest enrollment at the high school level. Campbell High School was ranked first with 2,821 students, followed by Waipahu (2,450), Mililani (2,445), Farrington (2,437) and Kapolei (2,045).

On the other end of the spectrum, the smallest public school in the state was Niʻihau, which had 10 students enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade.

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