Paia Elementary School

955 Baldwin Ave, Paia, HI 96779 | (808) 579-2100
  • Grades: PK-5
  • Student Enrollment: 230
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4.5 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 230 preschool and elementary school students from grades PK-5
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 230
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 15.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.3
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 112 (48.7%)
  • Females: 118 (51.3%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 29 (12.6%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 77 (33.5%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 106 (46.1%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Paia Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian20.9%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Paia Elementary School
  Number Percent
1st Grade3716.1%
2nd Grade3716.1%
3rd Grade4218.3%
4th Grade3113.5%
5th Grade3515.2%
Source: HI Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4.5

4.5 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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2 reviews for Paia Elementary School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 22, 2010
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • It is amazing that Paia School is still around.
    So many things have changed in Paia. I attended Paia school Kindergarten thru eighth. Whenever I visit family on Maui I always visit the school. It is still a beautiful school and I miss those days.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on July 27, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • THIS IS AN AMAZING SCHOOL! Paia Elementary has somehow managed to change it's ranking from one of the worst on Maui to one of the best in four short years. The principle, Susan Alivado, has done an exceptional job of updating the classrooms with the necessary tools for learning while at the same time keeping so much of the tradition alive. It is a very small school (one class per grade) with each class usually being under 20 kids. I love the individual care this allows. There is A LOT of parent involvement. The children that attend are generally from working class families...with the "wealthy" attending private schools - which there are a ton of on the island. I actually have friends that have pulled their kids from the private schools and are now attending Paia Elementary because of the wonderful experience I have had and shared with them. None of them have plans on returning to the expensive private schools...unfortunately, they are all spreading the word to their friends. (When my son started three years ago, he had 15 kids in his class....this year my daughter's kindergarten class is around 21.) I will be carefully watching and actively participating in how Paia Elementary deals with this growth. Keeping tradition alive (like the "Oli" - a Hawaiian chant sung every morning before entering the school) while ensuring our childrens' education is cutting edge will be a difficult balance, but I believe our excellent administration, staff and student body are up to the challenge!

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