Farrington High School

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Governor Wallace R. Farrington High School
Farrington High School logo.jpg
1564 North King Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
United States
Type Public
Motto "Enter to learn, go forth to serve"
Established 1936
School district Honolulu District
Principal Mr. Alfredo Carganilla
Faculty 154 (approx.)
Grades 9-12
Gender Co-educational
Number of students 2,437 (approx.)
Campus Urban
Color(s) Maroon and White          
Athletics Oahu Interscholastic Association
Mascot Governors
Rivals Kamehameha Schools
Kahuku High School
McKinley High School
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Newspaper The Governor
Yearbook Ke Kia'aina
Military United States Army JROTC

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.


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