Farrington High School
|Governor Wallace Rider Farrington High School|
|Motto||Enter to learn, go forth to serve|
|Type||Public High School|
|Asst. Principal||Daryl Ishihara
Lisa Joy Andres
|Teaching staff||154 (2010)|
|Location||1564 North King Street,
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Colors||Maroon & White|
|Athletics||Oahu Interscholastic Association|
|Rival||Kahuku High School
McKinley High School
|Complex Area||Farrington-Kaiser-Kalani Complex Area|
|Complex Area Schools||Dole Middle School
Fern Elementary School
Kaewai Elementary School
Kalakaua Middle School
Kalihi Elementary School
Kalihi Kai Elementary School
Kalahi Uka Elementary School
Kalihi Waena Elementary School
Kapalama Elementary School
Linapuni Elementary School
Puuhale Elementary School
|Military||United States Army JROTC|
Farrington is an urban high school that serves an ethnically diverse community of mostly lower socio-economic families and a smaller number of middle-class families. In the 2007-2008 school year, 55.6 percent of the students qualified for free or reduced-price school lunches.
FHS is the home of the Governors and is part of the Hawaii State Department of Education. In the 2007-2008 school year, 2,579 students attended Farrington, most of them of Filipino descent.
Farrington provides career pathways for its students through several integrated vocational programs, including a health academy that was nationally recognized for excellence. In addition, Farrington offers students opportunities to participate and excel in both visual and performing arts.
Farrington High School was designed by noted Hawaiʻi architect Charles William Dickey . The 26 acre (100,000 m²) campus, which is located at 1564 North King Street, Honolulu, is bounded on the north by Interstate H-1, on the west by Kalihi Street, and on the east by Houghtailing Street. The surrounding neighborhood consists of a mix of residential, commercial, and industrial properties. The campus boasts the sculpture The Seed by renowned Hawaiian artist Satoru Abe.
Notable Farrington High School Alumni
Listed alphabetically by last name (year of graduation)
- Simeon R. Acoba, Jr. (1962) - associate justice, Hawaii State Supreme Court (2000–present)
- Benjamin J. Cayetano (1958) - Governor of Hawaii (1994–2002); first Filipino-American governor in the United States
- Jesse Sapolu (1979) - professional athlete, National Football League, San Francisco 49ers. Holder of 4 Super Bowl rings.
- Nuu Faaola (1982) - professional athlete, National Football League, New York Jets and Miami Dolphins (1986–1989)
- Mario Fatafehi (1999) - professional athlete, National Football League, Denver Broncos
- Dick Jensen - entertainer, Christian evangelist
- John Matias - MLB player (Chicago White Sox)
- Bill Yohe - MLB player (Washington Senators)
- Wally Kaname Yonamine (1945) - professional athlete, National Football League, San Francisco 49ers (1947); Nippon Professional Baseball (Japan), Yomiuri Giants, Chunichi Dragons; Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame (1994); founder/owner, Wally Yonamine Pearls - Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan; philanthropist - Wally Yonamine Foundation; Governors Hall of Fame (2007 inductee)
- Vince Manuwai (1999) - Professional athlete, National Football League, Jacksonville Jaguars
There were 2,569 students as of the 2007 school year.
As of the 2007 school year, the racial composition was as follows:
As of the same school year, 57.3% of the students were economically disadvantaged.
- Farrington High School (Hawaii State Department of Education Web page)
- Farrington High School (alternate Web site - old)
- Hawaii State Department of Education
- Hawaii High School Athletic Association (n.d.). Farrington High School HHSAA Championship Records. Retrieved May 14, 2007, from HHSAA Web site: http://www.sportshigh.com/tournament_records/by_school/Farrington+High+School
- Hawaii State Department of Education (n.d.). School Status and Improvement Report (School Year 2004-2005): Governor Wallace Rider Farrington High School. Retrieved December 5, 2005, from State of Hawaii Department of Education, Accountability Resource Center Hawaii Web site: http://arch.k12.hi.us/school/ssir/2005/honolulu.html
- Gee, P. (March 6, 2005). Farrington’s Govs’ Guard has right moves. Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved December 6, 2005, from http://starbulletin.com/2005/03/06/news/story9.html
- Hiller, J. (December 13, 2001). That old school tie is a bootstrap, governor. Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved June 4, 2004, from http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2001/Dec/13/ln/ln28a.html
- U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (n.d.). Common Core of Data (CCD) 2004-2005 School Year: Farrington High School. Retrieved on December 13, 2006, from http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_detail.asp?Search=1&SchoolID=150003000221&ID=150003000221