Farrington High School

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Coordinates: 21°19.797′N 157°52.405′W / 21.329950°N 157.873417°W / 21.329950; -157.873417

Governor Wallace Rider Farrington High School
Farrington High School logo.jpg
Motto Enter to learn, go forth to serve
Established 1936
Type Public High School
Principal Alfredo Carganilla
Asst. Principal Daryl Ishihara
Jill Yoshimoto
Ronald Oyama
William Grindell
Kerry Momohara
Teaching staff 154 (2010)
Students 2,530 (2010)
Grades 9-12
Location 1564 North King Street,
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
District Honolulu District
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Campus Urban
Colors Maroon & White ‹See Tfm›     ‹See Tfm›    
Athletics Oahu Interscholastic Association
Mascot Governors
Rival Kahuku High School
James Campbell High School
McKinley High School
Yearbook Ke Kiaʻaina
Newspaper The Governor
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
Website http://farringtonhighschool.org

Governor Wallace Rider Farrington High School is a public grades 9-12 high school located in the Kalihi district of Honolulu on the island of Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi.

The school is named after the late Wallace Rider Farrington, the sixth governor of the Territory of Hawaiʻi, who served from 1921 to 1929.

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.

During World War II, the U.S. Army used the school as a hospital.


Farrington High School was designed by noted Hawaiʻi architect Charles William Dickey [1]. 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[edit]

Listed alphabetically by last name (year of graduation)


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.


External links[edit]


  • 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