Kealakehe High School

School ID - 392
16-725 Kea'au-Pahoa Road
​Keaau, HI 96749
Kealakehe HS Entrance
(808) 313-3300 (Main)
(808) 982-4224 (Fax)

PRINCIPAL Dr. James Denight
Harmony and unity through dynamic education and community for everyone, every time.

Encouraging partnerships among students, parents, faculty, staff and community by offering a curriculum which will address multi-intelligences and awareness; providing a safe environment which expects mutual respect; providing opportunities where all students can develop their gifts and talents to be productive members of the community.
Kealakehe High opened its doors in August 1997, welcoming its first 9th grade class (class of 2001), with a student enrollment of 407 students. Currently, the enrollment hovers around 1,600 (9th-12th grade).

The school is in the district of Kona on the island of Hawai’i and is built on 50 acres of land located in the Kealakehe “ahupua’a”. The “ahupua’a” is an ancient Hawaiian land division system which contained strips of land that extended from the mountain to the sea.

Located in West Hawaii, Kealakehe serves a geographic district approximately 40 miles wide, encompassing the communities of Kailua-Kona, Holualoa, Waikoloa, and Puako and is the largest geographic school district in the state. Five schools, including Kealakehe High, Kealakehe Intermediate, Kealakehe Elementary, Holualoa Elementary, and Kahakai Elementary, form the membership of the West Hawai’i Area Complex.
WASC Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges - 6 Years
  Kealakehe HS Ka Wai Ola  
SY 2023-2023
Fall Enrollment