Kailua High School

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Coordinates: 21°23.101′N 157°45.111′W / 21.385017°N 157.751850°W / 21.385017; -157.751850

Kailua High School
451 Ulumanu Drive
Kailua, Hawaii 96734
United States
Type Public, Co-educational
Motto Ho'omakamaka a ho'okumu "Creating Friendships and Futures"
Established 1955
School district Windward District
Principal Mrs. Francine Honda
Faculty 92 (approx.)
Grades 9-12
Number of students 740 students (approx.)
Campus Rural
Color(s) Blue and white          
Athletics Oahu Interscholastic Association
Mascot Surfriders
Rival James B. Castle High School
Yearbook He'e Nalu
Air Force United States Air Force JROTC

Kailua High School is a four-year public high school located in the Kailua CDP,[1] City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States on the island of O‘ahu. The school serves students grades 9 through 12.


In 1955 Kailua opened on the current site of Kailua Intermediate School in the middle of Kailua Town.[2] In 1962 Kailua moved to its present location two miles away in the Pohakupu neighborhood.[3]

Kailua High is one of four public high schools on the windward side of Oahu and serves the neighborhoods of Kailua, Waimanalo and Maunawili, approximately 50,000 residents.[4]

Alma mater[edit]

by Nell Elder and Shigeru Hotoke

"All hail to the blue and to the white
All hail to the true and guiding light
Thy loyal sons, thy daughters fair
Happy memories share
In love and honor we will hold thy name
Thy banners keep on high
All hail dear Alma Mater
Hail, Hail, Kailua High!"


Kailua High School also has an array of sports for its students. They compete in the Oahu Interscholastic Association. These sports include:

  • Air Riflery
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross-Country
  • Football (Varsity)
  • Football (JV)
  • Softball (JV)
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Baseball (JV)
  • Swimming
  • Tennis (JV)
  • Wrestling
  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Soccer
  • Paddling
  • Baseball (Varsity)
  • Golf
  • Judo
  • Tennis (Varsity)
  • Track
  • Boys Volleyball
  • Water Polo (G)
  • Softball

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Kailua CDP, Hawaii." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on May 21, 2009.
  2. ^ "Kailua CDP, Honolulu County, Hawaii." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on May 21, 2009.
  3. ^ "About." Kailua High School. Retrieved on May 21, 2009.
  4. ^ Kailua High School :: Information

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