2023 Best High Schools in Hawaii
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What High School Paths Does Hawaii Provide?
Hawaii has 117 high schools, compared to the national average of 486, making it the 47th ranked state for most high schools per capita. Despite this, the quality of the education pathways the state provides is still quite impressive. The state average rating is a B–, which is right on par with the national average.
In total, 57% of Hawaii's high schools are public, with 67 such schools across the state. The majority of these schools are traditional public schools (47), with 70% of these schools sitting above the national average. This means that 33 schools in Hawaii can be considered better than average.
Diving deeper into public high school alternatives, there are also 20 charter schools, which may not seem like much, but it actually ranks Hawaii in the 10th spot for most charter schools per capita vs the average state. In total, 50% of those charter schools exceed the national average in quality. Also, there are no magnet high schools in Hawaii, which is unsurprising given the state's rank of 45th for most magnet schools per capita.
Shifting now to private high schools, there are 46 in total (about 39% of all schools). Hawaii actually boasts 21% more private school options than the average state per capita, so despite a smaller state population there are still plenty of private school options. With a median rating of A, a large majority (80%) of Hawaii's private schools are rated above the national average. About 59% of private high schools in Hawaii are religiously affiliated, led primarily by Christian schools which total 20. The state ranks 26th for most religious schools per capita, so it is right in line with the average state. There are just a single all-boys and two all-girls options in the state.
Finally, there is only a single online high school in Hawaii (just 1% of all schools). This actually ranks Hawaii in the 34th position in terms of online schools per capita vs. the typical state (it's below the average by 55%).
Top 25 Best High Schools in Hawaii
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#1 Best High School in Hawaii
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#3 Best High School in Hawaii
Asia Pacific International School
#4 Best High School in Hawaii
Hawai'i Preparatory Academy
#5 Best High School in Hawaii
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Le Jardin Academy
#7 Best High School in Hawaii
St. Andrew's Schools
#8 Best High School in Hawaii
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Maui Preparatory Academy
#10 Best High School in Hawaii