Honokaa High & Intermediate School

Coordinates: 20°4′32″N 155°27′49″W / 20.07556°N 155.46361°W / 20.07556; -155.46361
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Honokaʻa High & Intermediate School
45-527 Pakalana Street
Honokaʻa, Hawaii County, Hawaii 96727

United States
Established1889 (1889)
PrincipalRachelle Matsumura
Color(s)Green   Gold  
AccreditationWestern Association of Schools and Colleges
YearbookKa Nani O Honokaa
Official nameHonokaa High & Elementary School
DesignatedJune 29, 2002
Reference no.50-10-35-07522[1]
Part ofPublic Schools on the Island of Hawaiʻi

Honokaʻa High & Intermediate School is a public, co-educational high school and middle school of the Hawaii State Department of Education. It serves grades seven through twelve and was established in 1889. It was added to the Hawaiʻi Register of Historic Places in 2002 under its former name, Honokaa High & Elementary School.[1]

General information[edit]

Honokaʻa High & Intermediate School is located in Honokaʻa in Hawaii County on the Island of Hawaiʻi. The campus is at coordinates 20°4′32″N 155°27′49″W / 20.07556°N 155.46361°W / 20.07556; -155.46361, 45-527 Pakalana Street, on both the same side, and across the street from Honokaʻa Elementary School, one of its three feeder schools. The others are Waimea Middle School and Paauilo Intermediate School. The mascot is the Dragon and its school colors are green and gold.


Honokaʻa School was started in 1889 for students from the Hamakua Coastal Sugar Cane Communities and children of Parker Ranch workers. The high school was established a few years later. The weak public interest eventually grew stronger as the public realized the benefits from a high school on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island. The school, originally known as Honokaʻa High & Elementary, was located at its original location on the eastern side of Pakalana Street, and in 1957 was expanded to include new elementary school buildings and a cafeteria on the western side of Pakalana Street. In the early 2000s, the school was broken up into Honokaʻa High & Intermediate School and Honokaʻa Elementary School. Honokaʻa High & Intermediate School's rival is Kohala High School.

Alma Mater[edit]

Beneath the calm blue azure skies,

Our Alma Mater lies.

The glorious creed we onward bare,

We will fail thee never.

To highest goals we forward march,

With never failing vigor.

We're first and last and always for,

The green and gold forever.

The green and gold our colors dear,

The green and gold forever.

We're one and all and always for,

The green and gold forever!


Honokaʻa High & Intermediate School supports clubs that include:

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Historic Register Counts". Hawai'i State Historic Preservation Division. State of Hawaii. February 1, 2022. Retrieved March 8, 2022.
  2. ^ Abramo, Nick (December 12, 2001). "Noa ready to step into a bigger role". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  3. ^ Burnett, John (2015-10-14). "Yoshito Takamine dies at 89". West Hawaii Today. Retrieved 2015-11-26.

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