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United States Army
241 Hewitt Street
Schofield Barracks, HI 96857
Each installation provides information about the types of schools and programs offered on or near your installation for your child. Learn about the types of programs, guidelines and requirements for each school. Whether you choose to send your child to a Department of Defense School, a private school or public school, your installation can help you explore all of your options to make the right decision for you and your child.
The Hawaii Public School System falls under one school district is and managed by the Hawaii State Board of Education. However, there are fifteen complexes and 290 schools statewide.
There are no DoD Schools in Hawaii. With certain exceptions, all children between the ages of 6 and 18 must attend either a public or private school. Kindergarten, for which a child must be five years of age before July 31th of the school year, is optional. The birth date cut-off for Kindergarten is July 31th of the year in which school begins. Besides public schools, parents have the option of private schools, charter schools, and homeschool. The Army School Liaison Services provides access to a wide range of resources to facilitate Army youth education transitions.
There are no DoDDS Schools in Hawaii. Children living on post will attend schools in the Central Oahu School District. Hale Kula Elementary, 808-622-6380; Solomon Elementary, 808-624-9500; Wheeler Elementary, 808-622-6400 and Wheeler Middle School, 808-622-6525 on post run by Hawaii Department of Education, Central School District. High school students attend the nearest off-post school in the community. Call 808-655-8326 or visit the School Liaison website for more information.
USAG-HI School Liaison Office
The School Liaison Officer Program is a branch of Child & Youth Services (CYS), under the umbrella of the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DMFWR). The program is responsible for the coordination and assistance of Army school-age youth with educational opportunities and information necessary to achieve academic success. There are three School Liaison Officers available to assist public, private, charter, and homeschool students in Hawaii. Please contact the USAG-HI School Liaison Office with any questions or concerns regarding your child’s educational needs and/or transition to Hawaii. The School Liaison Officers may be reached at (808) 655-8326 or you can visit their website at https://hawaii.armymwr.com/programs/school-support-services.
Army Youth Sponsorship Program
The Army Hawaii - Youth Sponsorship Program will provide youth with the necessary information and tools to help them cope with their transition to paradise. Our goal is to provide consistent and predictable transition services to eligible children and youth living on and off post, regardless of their geographic proximity to an Army installation. To request a Youth Sponsor or a welcome packet to be mailed to your child prior to your arrival in Hawai’i, please call the USAG-HI School Liaison Office at (808) 655-8326.
Hawai’i Public Schools
The Hawaii State Department of Education’s (DOE) public school system was founded on October 15, 1840 by King Kamehameha III. The DOE oversees 283 public and charter schools with about 185,000 students and 13,000 teachers. Roughly 8% of students enrolled in Hawaii public schools are military-connected.
The majority of Army-dependents in Hawaii live in and attend school in the Central District of the Department of Education which covers the areas of Waialua/Haleiwa through the outskirts of Honolulu. It is made up of the Aiea, Moanalua, Radford, Mililani, Leilehua, and Waialua Complexes.
There are also Army-connected children that attend the Leeward, Honolulu, and Windward Districts on the island of O’ahu. In general, a school is eligible for assistance by a School Liaison Officer if they have just one Army-connected student attending their campus.
Homeschooling is another option for parents to educate their children. For more information on homeschooling in Hawaii and how to complete the 4140 Intent to Homeschool form, please visit http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/Choosingaschool/Pages/Homeschooling-FAQs.aspx
School accreditation fosters excellence and continual evaluation encourages school improvement. Hawai’i schools are partnered with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a world-renowned accrediting association, to ensure that elementary, middle, and high schools are fully accredited and are meeting acceptable levels of quality.
Under Hawaii laws, all students are required to attend the school in the geographic area in which they reside, based on their street address. However, permission to attend another school may be granted. Public school students who wish to attend a particular school other than their home school may request an exception; however, these are rare and are not always granted. All Geographic Exception applications should be submitted to the home school (the school that the student would attend based on official residence) for signature and then the request will be routed or is to be delivered to the school that is preferred.
When a child registers for school in Hawaii for the first time, the following records are required:
Schools for Temporary Lodging
While your family is staying in temporary lodging, the Department of Education has designated the following schools as temporary schools for school aged children staying at the Inn at Schofield:
Daniel K. Inouye Elementary School
Wheeler Middle School
Leilehua High School
Moanalua Elementary School
Moanalua Middle School
Moanalua High School
Nimitz Elementary School
Aliamanu Middle School
Radford High School
For more information on Hawaii public schools, please visit the Hawaii Department of Education website at www.hawaiipublicschools.org.
Schools for Permanent Housing
If you permanently reside on one of the Army, Island Palm Communities housing areas, depending on your street address, you will be assigned to the following designated schools:
Helemano Military Reservation
Kindergarten to 5th Grade - Helemano Elementary School or Wahiawa Elementary School
Grades 6 to 8 - Wahiawa Middle School
Grades 9 to 12 - Leilehua High School.
Kindergarten to 5th Grade – Solomon, Daniel K. Inouye, or Wheeler Elementary School
Grade 6 to 8 - Wheeler Middle School
Wheeler Army Airfield
Kindergarten to 5th Grade - Wheeler Elementary School
Grades 6 to 8 - Wheeler Middle School
Kindergarten to 6th Grade - Shafter Elementary School
Grades 7 to 8 - Moanalua Middle School
Grades 9 to 12 - Moanalua High School.
Tripler Army Medical Center Housing
Kindergarten to 6th Grade - Moanalua Elementary School
Aliamanu Military Reservation
Kindergarten to 6th Grade - Red Hill, Makalapa, Pearl Harbor, or Webling Elementary Schools
Grades 7 to 8 - Aliamanu, Aiea, or Moanalua Middle Schools
Grades 9 to 12 - Radford, Aiea, or Moanalua High Schools.
Graduation is based on credits earned in grades 9-12. A total of 24 credits are required. A student transferring from out-of-state or from a private school shall meet the Hawaii requirements or shall show evidence of equivalency in meeting the requirements. Minimum graduation requirements are:
World Language, Fine Arts, Career and Technical Education/JROTC
Personal Transition Plan
Honors Recognition Certificate Requirements
In addition to meeting the requirements for the Hawaii High School Diploma, students must attain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above to qualify for an honors recognition certificate in one or more of the honors described below:
In addition, two credits in a single World Language or two credits of fine arts or two credits from Career and Technical Education in a single career pathway program or two consecutive JROTC courses.
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) – Systems Navigators
EFMP staff will mediate for families regarding their child’s 504, IEP, and other special needs related to school. Many EFMP- linked families request an EFMP Systems Navigator to accompany them in school meetings to assist in receiving the appropriate school services.
Contact the EFMP Manager at 808-787-4227, DSN 315-455-4227. They are located in the Army Community Service Building on Schofield Barracks.
School Sports Programs
Schools vary in the area of sports in regards to elementary schools and middle schools. Some of the team sports offered are: basketball, volleyball, and track and field.
High Schools offer the following sports: Baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball, water polo, air riflery, cross country, judo, tennis, track and field, cheerleading, golf, bowling, paddling and wrestling. Please check with individual schools to confirm which sports they offer.
Before and After School Programs
Some public schools offer before and after school programs for their students. The before school program generally begins at 6:00 a.m. The after school program generally ends at 5:30 p.m. Both of these programs are supervised by adults and offer a variety of activities including arts and crafts, homework assistance, and physical fitness. There is an additional cost to the before and after school care programs and not all schools offer these programs. Please contact the school for more information.
Breakfast and Lunch are served at all public schools. Breakfast is generally served 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Lunch is generally served 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Check with each individual school for specific information.
Free-and-reduced breakfast and lunch are available to families who meet income eligibility guidelines. To apply for Free-and-Reduced lunch, submit an online application through the EZMealApp at secure.ezmealapp.com.
Current meal costs for elementary students (PreK-8) is $1.10 for breakfast and $2.50 for lunch. Secondary students (grades 9-12) is $1.10 for breakfast and $2.75 for lunch. The cost of the meals are subject to change at any time.
State school bus service is partially subsidized by the State and is available to students living beyond a one-mile radius of the school (1 ½ miles for middle and high school students). Parents are responsible for the cost of their child’s bus transportation. Free bus is available to students who meet income eligibility guidelines and qualify for free lunch.
The flat rates for student bus passes are:
** During COVID and School Year 20-21, only coupons are available for purchase in sheets of 10 at $10.00 per sheet.
The website to apply for bus passes/coupons online or for instructions, visit https:hi.etrition.com/busapplication.