Governor Wallace Rider Farrington High School

School ID - 106
1564 North King Street
Honolulu, HI 96817-4229
Farrington HS Entrance
Phone 808-305-5000
Fax 808-832-3624 (Oʻahu)
Fax 808-832-3587 (Long 
Mr. Alfredo Carganilla
Miguel Cadoy, III
Health Academy
Jerry Danao
Business Academy
Corey Harkins
Engineering Academy
Jeremy Seitz
Ke Ala Pono Academy
Mary Kamau
Public Service Academy
Alycia Arquero
Creative Arts & Technology Academy (FCAT)
Daniel McNeeley
Success for all students exemplifying The Farrington Way.
Promote rigorous learning through relevant instruction and supportive relationships to prepare students to be college and career ready
  • A learning culture of high achievement based on rigor, relevance and relationships 
  • Rich in best practices for increasing student growth and performance
  • A school that continuously monitors progress and improves support systems 
  • All students are college and career ready THE FARRINGTON WAY As a student of Farrington High School: 
  • I believe in attaining high scholarship and good sportsmanship
  • I believe in striving for good citizenship
  • I believe in respecting my fellow men. 
  • I believe in being morally upright and spiritually sound. 
  • Thus making me a credit to my school. 
  • Learning and living THE FARRINGTON WAY
Governor Wallace Rider Farrington High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school serving the neighborhood of Kalihi. Our community consists of immigrant, low-socioeconomic, and middle class families with diverse ethnic backgrounds. The neighborhood is urban and reflects the socioeconomic challenges of a population with such diversity in an urban area. It is an industrial and residential area which includes fi ve public housing projects and many community agencies. The 26 acre campus opened its doors to students in 1936. This year marks our 86th year of excellence and service to the many students and families who donned the maroon and white.
Farrington Creative ArtsThe values of learning, integrity, teamwork, responsibility, respect, and serving are embedded in The Farrington Way which our students adhere to as students and graduates of our school. These values help us fulfill the state’s vision for a public school graduate and the General Learner Outcomes (GLOs) that challenge students to become self-directed learners, community contributors, complex thinkers, quality producers, effective communicators, and effective and ethical users of technology.

Governor Wallace Rider Farrington High School transitioned into wall-to-wall college and career academies in the 2018-2019 school year. Our academies, collectively called the Academies of Farrington High School, consist of six smaller learning communities: Business, Creative Arts and Technology, Engineering, Health, Ke Ala Pono, and Public Service. The Academies of Farrington High School aims to produce graduates who are college, career, and life ready through rigorous, relevant, 
and engaging learning experiences in and out of our classrooms. In 2023, four of our academies - Creative Arts & Technology, Engineering, Health, & Public Service - were recognized as national certified MODEL academy by the National Career Academy Coalition’s (NCAC). Our Business Academy was recognized as a national certified academy by NCAC.

Farrington’s college going culture is thriving with a growing Advanced Placement (AP) and Early College programs. Students can select AP classes or take entry-level college courses taught by instructors from neighboring Honolulu Community College.

In addition, the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program supports students “in the middle” by sharpening their college-readiness skills. Two college and career counselors support students in their post-high school plans.

Alternative programs are also available for students who are not ready academically and socially for high school. The school also attends to the social emotional and health care needs of students with two social workers, two behavioral health specialists, and a Keiki Nurse Practitioner who can treat students as well as give physicals. Furthermore, the school offers a plethora of co-curricular and extra-curricular clubs and sports teams to meet students’ diverse abilities and needs.

Farrington has an active School Community Council and a supportive alumni group, the Farrington Alumni and Community Foundation, which is organized as a non-profit foundation. Current information about all school programs and activities is regularly updated on the school website:
WASC Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges - 6 Years
SY 2023-2024
Fall Enrollment