King Kekaulike, Maui High among state’s most improved schools

The Maui News

Maui and King Kekaulike high schools were among the most improved public schools in the state for college enrollment and on-time graduation rate, according to the latest College and Career Readiness Indicators Report released earlier this month.

The two schools were highlighted in a state Department of Education announcement that reported an upward trend in student achievement and strengthened transitions from high school to college and careers.

Maui High led the state with a 12 percent increase in college enrollment from 2012 to 2017 — sending 60 percent of last year’s class to college. The Kahului school also led the state in the increase of students taking college-level math, which nearly quadrupled in five years from 14 to 52 percent.

Participation in AP exams increased from 30 to 37 percent over the same period at the school.

The on-time graduation rate at King Kekaulike increased in five years from 73 to 82 percent. AP exam participation increased by 14 percent to 52 percent.

The report, generated annually by Hawaii P-20’s Data Exchange Partnership, presents information on how well prepared Hawaii public school graduates are for college. Statewide, on-time graduation rates are steadily increasing with more students enrolling in college-level math and English classes.

One in four students in the class of 2017 also earned the DOE Honors Certificate, according to the department.

To view the reports, visit tinyurl.com/hip20ccri17 or hawaiidxp.org/research/ccri_reports.


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