Talk:Hilo High School

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Stop deleting Dane Nelson, he was our head coach when we won 3rd in the nation for Academic Decathlon. Which is our only award mentioned in the Distinctions section of the Hilo High template.--Exander 03:55, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Please do not claim this is the oldest High School in the State of Hawaii[edit]

Punahou School as well as Lahainaluna High School are both older. It may be the oldest high school on the Big Island, though. --Kukini 07:52, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

The below user is correct. I have looked through the edit history, and there was never an edit claiming the school was "the oldest High School in the State of Hawaii." Punahou, St. Louis, Iolani, and McKinley are all older, but the below user (as well as others who were deleted) were correct in claiming that Hilo is the first outer-island high school and second public high school. Outer-island schools, for the haole administrators, are schools not on Oahu--also known as Hawaii's "outlying islands" in an Oahu-centric state.
Yes, Lahainaluna arguably does have claim to the title of oldest school west of the Rockies, but it existed, for years, as a seminary and teacher training school. It was only in the 1920s that it began to transition into a high school. This can also be linked to the rise of the teaching college at what is now the University of Hawaii.
Anyway, I have resolved the dispute and cited appropriate sources. Kukini, please be a little more careful when editing pages. --Kuakini 9:27, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

I am not[edit]

from Lahainaluna's webpage:

"In the fall of 1923, Lahainaluna became a public technical high school, admitting both girls and boys."

If we want to split hairs, Royal Elementary has the claim to being the oldest non-tertiary school in the state. Punahou was founded in 1841, Iolani in 1863, and McKinley as Honolulu School in 1865. I did know that Lahainalua existed in the 19th century, but it served as a seminary and teacher's training school for nearly the first century of its existence. Hilo High School was explicitly founded because of a lack of secondary education on the outer islands, which was true at the time. Students who wanted to continue their education would have to go to Oahu to do so.

I am not trying to claim that Hilo High School is any way better or older than any other school. It was, at the time, the second public high school in the state, and only high school in the outer islands. If you want to pick hairs about bias and such, check out Punahou's page. I was simply leaving the note as a strand for what will eventually be an article on the English Standard School System. Now, if you want to talk about post-colonial babble and who has/who should not/and who has and should not have a claim to what in the state, then that would certainly be a starting point. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 05:19, 13 January 2007 (UTC).

Now that citations have been included, this page is significantly strengthened. My reversion and correction served to encourage other editors to verify claims. Please take care to make all content verifiable, as it now is. I never saw my revisions as part of a supposed "dispute" but more as a call for clarity and verification. Feel invited to do similarly on any other article in wikipedia, as this is the process that makes wikipedia accurate and effective. --Kukini 16:00, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

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According to this article, Hilo High is considered to be "rural." I believe Hilo High is indeed not rural, but instead urban. It sits next to the city of Hilo which I believe is substantial enough to be at least considered Suburban. Reuben2011 (talk) 03:03, 26 September 2010 (UTC) Reuben2011