Waiakeawaena Elementary School

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What makes Waiakeawaena Special? "First and foremost, the people (the children and adults). Each individual gives life to the campus! Each personality adds the character to what makes Waiakeawaena. We are one 'OHANA. We are family!"

Upcoming Events

Family T-shirt Orders Due
Date: 8/25/2017
Picture Taking Retake
Date: 9/19/2017, 8 AM 9 AM
PC Day (No Students)
Date: 10/20/2017
Movie Night
Date: 10/27/2017, 5 PM 7 PM
Food Drive
Date: 11/13/2017 11/17/2017, 11:59 PM

Mission Statement

Waiākeawaena Elementary School is a Pre K-5 Title I school serving a culturally diverse student population. Founded in 1915, it is one of the largest elementary schools on the Big Island with a current enrollment of approximately 700 students. Our students are predominantly Native Hawaiian, but our teachers serve a wide range of ethnicities and socioeconomic groups.
 
About this school - from the Hawaii State Department of Education
Waiakeawaena Elementary's commitment to academics is evident in strong professional development opportunities throughout the year that keep teachers abreast of current issues and trends in education.

​Unique programs include a science and math gifted-and-talented program, environmental education and inquiry based thinking. The school uses technology to enhance teaching.  Waiakeawaena Elementary has the only elementary school band in Hilo.
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