Pop Quiz! (or
- When did Hawaii first establish its public school system?
October 15, 1840 -- Founded by King Kamehameha III. The oldest public school system
west of the Mississippi.
- Between what two ages does state law require children to attend school?
Ages 6-18 (Kindergarten is not mandatory, but most 5-year-olds attend.)
- How many school districts does Hawai'i have?.
One statewide district.
- What is the total public school enrollment?
Approximately 180,000 students.
- What is the average number of pupils per teacher?
Overall average (based on teacher allocation) -- 20:1 in K-2, and 26.15:1 for grades
- How many classroom teachers are in Hawai'i's Public Schools?
- What is the average teacher's pay?
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