King Kekaulike High School received $25,000 from the Strive HI Awards that honored schools that ranked in the top 5 percent in the state for reading and math.
Grants of $12,500 were awarded to schools for each subject area. King Kekaulike finished in the top 5 percent in both reading and math.
"These high-performing schools are boosting student reading and/or math proficiency at the fastest pace among all Hawaii public schools," a news release about the awards said.
Thirty-two schools in Hawaii received awards ranging from $12,500 to $100,000 aimed at recognizing schools for significant academic progress for two consecutive years.
A ceremony was held Friday at Oahu's King Intermediate School, one of the high-achieving schools that received $100,000 grants.
The award money must be used for upgrades at the schools, which could include the purchase of technology infrastructure, musical instruments and science lab and equipment.
The money comes from the federal Race To The Top grant awarded to Hawaii.
Next year's Strive HI Awards will be based on each school's performance under the state's new accountability system that will go into effect next school year.