Laupahoehoe High and Elementary School

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Laupāhoehoe High & Intermediate School
Name

Laupāhoehoe High & Intermediate School

Address

45-527 Pakalana Street

Municipality

Hawaii County, Hawaii (mailing address: Laupāhoehoe, Hawaii) 96764

Established

1904

Community

Rural

Type

Public

Principal

James Denight, Ph.D.

Grades

K to 12

Accreditation

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Mascot

Seasiders

Colors

Blue      Gold     

Military

United States Army JROTC

Laupāhoehoe High & Elementary School is a public, co-educational high school, middle school and elementary school of the Hawaii State Department of Education. It serves grades kindergarten through twelve and was established in 1904.

General information[edit]

Laupāhoehoe High & Elementary School is located in Laupāhoehoe, Hawaii in Hawaii County on the Island of Hawaiʻi. The campus is on Mamalahoa Highway and overlooks the ocean. Laupahoehoe has no feeder schools. The mascot is the Seasider and its school colors are blue and gold.

History[edit]

Laupahoehoe School was started in 1904 for students from the Hamakua Coastal Sugar Cane Communities and fishing communities. The high school was established in the 1930s.

The school, originally was located on Laupahoehoe peninsula, but was destroyed by the April Fools' Day tsunami on April 1, 1946. Due to the tsunami, the old school building at Laupāhoehoe was inundated, and twenty students and four teachers drowned. A monument to the dead now stands on Laupāhoehoe Point. In 1948, a new campus was built at its present location.

Commencement[edit]

Laupahoehoe High & Elementary School's commencement exercises are normally held during the first week of June.

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