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Public school enrollment dips but charters are up


    Campbell High School had more than 3,000 students enrolled according to figures published by the Department of Education.

The number of students attending charter schools in Hawaii continued to grow this year but the public school population overall dropped slightly, according to figures released today by the Department of Education.

The opening of two new charter schools helped push enrollment in that sector to 11,160 students, up by 526 students from the 2016-17 school year.

Hawaii Department of Education schools have 168,095 students enrolled this fall, a drop of 1,173 from last year.

The trend was similar to the 2016-2017 academic year, when charter schools added 212 students while overall public school enrollment fell by 719 students over the previous year.

The largest DOE schools by grade level are:

High schools: Campbell (3,110), Mililani (2,571), Waipahu (2,554), Farrington (2,309), Kapolei (2,035).

Intermediate/Middle schools: Mililani Middle (1,873), Kapolei Middle (1,521), Waipahu Intermediate (1,294), Maui Waena Intermediate (1,176), Kalakaua Middle (1,075).

Elementary schools: August Ahrens (1,249), Holomua (1,163), Ewa (1,070), Keoneula (1,037), Waipahu (1,026).

The largest charter schools are: Hawaii Technology Academy (1,111), Kamaile Academy (858), Ka Waihona O Ka Naauao (653), Hawaii Academy of Arts and Sciences (644), Myron Thompson Academy (582).

The full report is available here.

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