Waianae High School

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Waiʻanae High School
Waianae logo.png
85-251 Farrington Highway


United States
Coordinates 21°27′19″N 158°12′00″W / 21.455173°N 158.199925°W / 21.455173; -158.199925
Latitude and Longitude:

21°27′19″N 158°12′00″W / 21.455173°N 158.199925°W / 21.455173; -158.199925
School type Public, high school
MottoI mua mākou ʻO Waiʻanae [1]
(We of Waiʻanae move forward)
Established1957; 64 years ago (1957)
School districtLeeward District
SuperintendentChristina Kishimoto
PrincipalDisa Hauge
Teaching staff124.00 (2018–19) [2]
Grades 9- 12
Gender Co-educational
Enrollment1,714 (2018–19) [2]
Student to teacher ratio13.82 (2018–19) [2]
Campus Rural
Campus size40 acres (0.16 km2)
Color(s)Red and Blue    
Athletics Oahu Interscholastic Association
MascotSearider [1]
Rival Kahuku Red Raiders
NewspaperKa Leo O Waiʻanae
YearbookKe Ahe Kai
Communities served
Website kaleoowaianae.com

Waiʻanae High School is a public, coeducational secondary school in the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, on the leeward (western) coast of the island of Oʻahu. The school about 40 miles (64 km) northwest of central Honolulu CDP. Waiʻanae High School is part of the Leeward School District, under the Hawaii State Department of Education.


The 40-acre (160,000 m2)[ citation needed] campus is located at 85-251 Farrington Highway between two census-designated places (CDPs): [3] Mākaha (to the north), [4] and Waiʻanae (to the south). [5] It has a Wainae postal address. [6] Waiʻanae High School is situated on the coastline; the Pacific Ocean is directly west of the campus and Farrington Highway bordering on the east. This location makes it the only high school in the U.S. built on the beach.[ citation needed]

The school's football field, which borders the shoreline, is named after the school's first principal, Raymond Torii. The school's annual commencement ceremony is usually held there.

The campus boasts the sculptures Kuikahi by Eli Marozzi and Four Valleys by Ken Shutt.


Waiʻanae High initiated its self-contained career academy program in 2004. According to the school's website, the academies provide students work-based education in addition to a core college preparatory curriculum. Each of the four career academies has several hundred students enrolled. Groups of teachers serve in teams in each academy.

  • Business/Industrial Education and Technology
  • Health and Human Services
  • Natural Resources
  • Ninth Grade Success Academy
  • Searider Productions Academy (formerly Arts & Communications Academy) [7]

Notable alumni

Listed alphabetically by last name, with graduating class year in parentheses.


  1. ^ a b "Our Story - Kaleo o Waiʻanae". Waiʻanae High School. Retrieved October 19, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Search for Public Schools - Waianae High School (150003000110)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved October 19, 2020.
  3. ^ See the physical plant and school map (official website) which is apparent in a mapping program ( see Hawaii GIS maps).
  4. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Makaha CDP, HI" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
    2000 Map: "CENSUS 2000 BLOCK MAP: MAKAHA CDP" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  5. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Waianae CDP, HI" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
    2000 Map: "CENSUS 2000 BLOCK MAP: WAIANAE CDP" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 10, 2020. - 1 and 2
  6. ^ "Transcript Request Form" (PDF). Waianae High School. Retrieved October 10, 2020. 85-251 Farrington Hwy. Waianae, HI 96792
  8. ^ a b "Community always there for Waiʻanae High". Honolulu Advertiser. March 22, 2001. Retrieved June 18, 2006.
  9. ^ "Max Holloway 2010 Alum". Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  10. ^ "Max Holloway UFC Profile". Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  11. ^ "Yancy Medeiros UFC Bio". Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  12. ^ "Raquel Paʻaluhi Canuto | BJJ Heroes".
  13. ^ "Raquel Paʻaluhi – Invicta Fighting Championships".
  14. ^ "Photo Finish". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved June 8, 2007.

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