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Hawaii High School Robotics Competition Kicks Off

Hawaii’s high school students prepare for worldwide robotics competition.

Grading the Public Schools

We create a comprehensive report card on Hawaii’s public schools, ranking them using data from the state Department of Education.

Are Hawaii Schools Safe?

Every year HONOLULU Magazine looks at official state Department of Education data to rank our Island schools on parent, teacher and student satisfaction, as well as academic performance. This year,...

What Special Education looks like now in Hawaii's Public Schools

It’s been 20 years since a class-action lawsuit forced the state to dramatically overhaul the way it provided special-education services to the students who needed them. Two decades after the...

Hawaii Education Q&A: How is the DOE helping poor-performing schools?

Associate editor Tiffany Hill asks Kathryn Matayoshi, Hawaii's Department of Education superintendent, about helping poor-performing schools.

Hawaii Education Q&A: Why don't all public schools have midterms and final exam weeks?

Some public high schools in Hawaii have midterms and final exam weeks, and some do not. Why?


Private Schools


The Hawaii Association of Independent Schools is proud to provide families with this informational guide about the private schools in our state.

Click here for the current 2014 Private School Guide.



Public Schools

For our May 2012 "Grading the Public Schools" issue, we ranked more than 250 public schools across the state, using data from the state Department of Education. 

See the results online in our Grading the Public Schools Chart 2012.

To see our 2010 chart, click here for the 2010 database.


Watch HONOLULU Magazine's editor A. Kam Napier discuss Hawaii's public schools on KHON2.