Kohala High School
|Kohala High School|
|54-3611 Akoni Pule Highway
Kapaau, Hawai'i, Hawaii County, 96755
|Motto||E Ala E Nã Paniolo
Rise to the Challenge, Cowboys
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Color(s)||Black and Gold|
|Accreditation(s)||Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Website||Kohala High School website|
Kohala High School is located in Kapaau in Hawaii County on the Island of Hawaiʻi. The campus is at 54-3611 Akoni Pule Highway, adjacent to Kohala Elementary School. The mascot is the Cowboys and its school colors are black and gold.
Kohala School was started in 1926 for students from the North Kohala Coastal Sugar Cane Communities. The high school was established a few years later at its current location.
The school, originally known as Kohala High & Elementary, was located at its original location, now the location of Kohala Middle School in Halaula. In the 1930s, the High School was relocated to its current location due to enrollment growth, but remained Kohala High & Elementary School. In the late 1950s, a new elementary school campus was built adjacent to the high school. A few years later, most of the old high school buildings were demolished and rebuilt, appearing almost identical to the elementary campus buildings. The only buildings that were not demolished were the gymnasium and a classroom building adjacent to the gymnasium. In 1971, a new cafeteria was constructed servicing both the high school and the elementary school. In the early 2000s, the school was broken up into Kohala High School, Kohala Middle School and Kohala Elementary School. Kohala High School's rival is Honokaa High & Intermediate School.
Kohala High School's commencement exercises are normally held during the first week of June.
Kohala High School supports clubs that include:
- Future Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
- Math League
- National Honor Society
- Hawaiian Club
- Leo Club
- Interact Club
- Mock Trial
- Speech Club (KHSSC)