For more than a decade, HONOLULU Magazine has been publishing a chart that ranks Hawai’i’s public schools from best to worst. Readers agreed—the schools chart has become one of our most popular annual pieces.
In 2013, the state DOE unveiled a new program called Strive HI. It’s a tool to assess the performance of schools by collecting academic measures such as math and reading scores, as well as attendance and graduation rates and other important criteria, and crunching them all together to arrive at an overall score for each school.
It’s information that’s helpful for anyone with an interest in the quality of Hawai’i’s public-school system.