Keaau High School

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Keaʻau High School
16-725 Keaau-Pahoa Road
Keaʻau, Hawaiʻi 96749
Coordinates 19°36′43″N 155°1′53″W / 19.61194°N 155.03139°W / 19.61194; -155.03139Coordinates: 19°36′43″N 155°1′53″W / 19.61194°N 155.03139°W / 19.61194; -155.03139
Type Public
Established 1999
Principal Dean Cevallos
Vice principal Barbara Riley
Grades 9–12
Number of students 1643
Campus type Outdoor
Color(s) Scarlet Red      and Royal Blue     
Athletics conference Big Island Interscholastic Federation
Mascot Cougar
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Affiliation State of Hawaii
Athletic Director Iris McGuire

Keaʻau High School is a public high school located in Keaʻau, Hawaii.


The school's mascot is the Cougar, and it is operated by the Hawaii State Department of Education. It was built in 1999 to avoid overcrowding at Waiakea High School in Hilo and Pahoa High and Intermediate School in Pahoa.[1] The first senior class was in 2003, when a new sports stadium was completed.[2]

Keaau High Schools rival is Pahoa High and Intermediate School.


  1. ^ Crystal Kua (February 10, 2000). "Keaau: An Education town Four new schools give post-sugar-era residents a rekindled sense of pride". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Kea'au varsity will play first game in new campus stadium". Honolulu Advertiser. September 6, 2002. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 

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