Classrooms getting more crowded as more kids enroll in public school

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Some Hawaii public schools are getting more crowded.     

The Department of Education saw an increase in enrollment the 2018-2019 school year.

There’s a total of 179,698 students, which is an increase of 443 students from last school year.

This year, HIDOE schools enrolled 168,152 students and charter schools enrolled 11,546 students.

In the 2018-2019 school year, the HIDOE says the five largest high schools are Campbell (3,095), Waipahu (2,682), Mililani (2,616), Farrington (2,315), and Maui (2,017).

The largest intermediate and middle schools are Mililani Middle (1,886), Kapolei Middle (1,526), Waipahu Intermediate (1,275), Maui Waena Intermediate (1,155), and Kalakaua Middle (1,090).

The largest HIDOE elementary schools are August Ahrens (1,244), Holomua (1,137), Keoneula (1,072), Ewa (1,067), and Waipahu (1,016).

The five smallest HIDOE schools in the state include Niihau High and Elementary (9), Maunaloa Elementary (38), Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind (59), Waiahole Elementary (67) and Olomana School (71). 

The five largest charter schools are Hawaii Technology Academy (1,197), Kamaile Academy (839), Ka Waihona O Ka Naauao (738), Kihei Charter School, (652) and the Hawaii Academy of Arts and Sciences (644). 

The five smallest charter schools are Ke Ana Laahana (38), Kanaka (50), Ke Kula O Niihau Kekaha (52), Hakipuu Learning Center (54) and Kapolei Charter School (89).

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