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Progress Reports: Reopening Lāhainā Schools

News Release from Hawaii DoE, 26-Sep-2023

Progress reports for reopening three Lāhainā schools: Lāhaināluna High, Lāhainā Intermediate and Princess Nāhiʻenaʻena. Status updates on ensuring educational options are provided to students who were enrolled at King Kamehameha III Elementary. Updates will be provided as pertinent information is available.

Enrollment and Student Outreach

The Department is closely tracking students as they continue to re-enroll in other options, including other HIDOE schools or distance learning programs, charter schools, private schools or withdraw to homeschool or relocate out of state.

Students who pre-registered for Lahaina schools 3,001
Withdrew before August 8 76
Attending Lahainaluna High School at Kulanihako‘i High* 672
Transferred to another HIDOE school* 899
Applied for HI distance learning (any program, including hub) 762
Transferred to a public charter school 150
Transferred to a private school 86
Any other active contact with HIDOE 307
Active contact not yet achieved** 49
Active contact achieved as of Sept. 26 98%

*Based on HIDOE student information system (official enrollment data)
**Includes families that HIDOE called and left a message that has not yet been returned.

Data sources: HIDOE student information system, reports from private schools, reports from charter schools, contacts by HIDOE community liaisons, community meeting participant list, school and teacher contacts.
Sources not yet fully incorporated: Calls to Maui Support Hotline.

Campus Status​

As the Department works with other agencies to safely reopen campuses, educational options are available for students and families: Lāhainā employees will be temporarily assigned to other locations on September 14 or earlier, based on their preferences and schools’ needs. The target date for reopening school campuses to students is Monday, October 16, 2023….


SA: Timeline announced for reopening Lahaina schools, temporary site for King Kamehameha III Elementary 

HNN: DOE announces phased reopening of Lahaina schools, construction of temporary campus (


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