School Year 1995-1996
Published May 1997
7th Annual Report - Selected Highlights
Enrollment growth has exceeded 1.5% in each of the last five years, adding over 3,000 students to the schools each year.
The numbers of students in need of special services are increasing much more rapidly than is the population of students at large.
Fiscal constraints that began in 1994-95 have halted Hawaii's progress on this indicator. Hawaii is well below the national average in the proportion of its professional staff performing administrative functions.
After improving during the early 1990s, Hawaii's financial commitment to public education has taken a marked downturn.
Hawaii's school facility problems are chronic. Over half of the State's schools need additional classrooms.
Since School/Community-Based Management was initiated in 1989, 84% have committed to the process, and 60% were implementing SCBM by the end of the 1995-96 school year.
The proportion of high school seniors completing school is over 95%, and almost 80% of public school seniors intend to continue their formal education.
The overall rates of disciplinary suspension increased in 1995-96 after declining in 1994-95.