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Maui Schools on List of Those With Largest Enrollment

Maui Waena. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Several Maui schools are among the top list of public education and charter campuses with the largest enrollment in Hawaiʻi.

The state Department of Education released findings of its 2019-20 enrollment figures, showing an overall 0.2 percent increase from last year with 179,331 students enrolled in Hawaiʻi public and charter schools this year.   That includes 167,454 students enrolled in public schools, and 11,877 students enrolled at charter schools.

Maui High School was the fifth largest in the state with 2,082 students; Maui Waena is the fifth largest intermediate school in the state with 1,162 students; Kahului is the fourth largest elementary school with 933 students and Kīhei Charter School is the fifth largest charter school in the state with 689 students.

In school year 2019-20, the five largest HIDOE public schools by grade level are:

High Schools (grades 9-12):
Campbell (3,077), Waipahu (2,777), Mililani (2,620), Farrington (2,396), Maui (2,082)

Middle (grades 6-8) and Intermediate Schools (grades 7-8):
Mililani Middle (1,875), Kapolei Middle (1,487), ʻEwa Makai Middle (1,390), Waipahu Intermediate (1,349), Maui Waena Intermediate (1,162)

Elementary Schools:
August Ahrens (1,274), Holomua (1,127), Waipahu (987), Kahului (933), Keoneula (912)
The five smallest HIDOE schools in the state include: Niʻihau High and Elementary (10), Maunaloa Elementary (36), Hawaiʻi School for the Deaf and Blind (62), Kilohana Elementary (71) and Waiāhole Elementary (86).

The five largest charter schools are: Hawaiʻi Technology Academy (1,285), Kamaile Academy (878), the Hawaiʻi Academy of Arts and Sciences (710), Ka Waihona O Ka Naʻauao (694) and Kīhei Charter School (689).

The five smallest charter schools are: Kanaka (33), Ke Ana Laahana (41), Ke Kula O Niʻihau Kekaha (50), Hakipuʻu Learning Center (55) and DreamHouse ʻEwa Beach (85).