Waianae High School

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Waianae High School
Waianae logo.png
85-251 Farrington Highway
Waianae, Hawaii 96792
United States
Type Public, Co-educational
Motto "Imua Makou O Waianae"
Established 1957
School district Leeward District
Principal Ms. Disa Hauge
Faculty 113 (approx.)
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1,693 (approx.)
Campus Rural
Color(s) Red and Blue          
Athletics Oahu Interscholastic Association
Mascot Seariders
Rival Kahuku High School
Newspaper Ka Leo O Waianae
Yearbook Ke Ahe Kai
Military United States Army JROTC
Communities served Makaha, Makaha Valley, Waianae, Maili

Waiʻanae High School is a public, coeducational secondary school in the Waianae CDP,[1] City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, on the leeward (western) coast of the island of Oʻahu. The school about 40 miles (64 km) northwest of central Honolulu CDP. An average of 2,000 students are enrolled annually in grades 9-12.[2] Wai‘anae High School is part of the Leeward School District, under the Hawaii State Department of Education.


The 40-acre (160,000 m2) campus is located at 85-251 Farrington Highway between the towns of Mākaha (to the north) and Waiʻanae (to the south). Wai‘anae High School is situated on the coastline; the Pacific Ocean is directly west of the campus and Farrington Highway bordering on the east. This location makes it the only high school in the U.S. built on the beach.[citation needed]

The school's football field, which borders the shoreline, is named after the school's first principal, Raymond Torii. The school's annual commencement ceremony is usually held there.

The campus boasts the sculptures Kuikahi by Eli Marozzi and Four Valleys by Ken Shutt.


Wai‘anae High initiated its self-contained career academy program in 2004. According to the school's website, the academies provide students work-based education in addition to a core college preparatory curriculum. Each of the four career academies has several hundred students enrolled. Groups of teachers serve in teams in each academy.

  • Business/Industrial Education and Technology
  • Health and Human Services
  • Natural Resources
  • Ninth Grade Success Academy
  • Searider Productions Academy (formerly Arts & Communications Academy)[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

Listed alphabetically by last name, with graduating class year in parentheses.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Waianae CDP, Hawaii." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on May 21, 2009.
  2. ^ "Waianae High School". National Center for Education Statistics. 2006. Retrieved 2008-08-27. 
  3. ^ Searider Productions Academy - a New Tech Network School
  4. ^ a b "Community always there for Waiʻanae High". Honolulu Advertiser. March 22, 2001. Retrieved 2006-06-18. 
  5. ^ "Max Holloway 2010 Alum". Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  6. ^ "Max Holloway UFC Profile". Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  7. ^ "Yancy Medeiros UFC Bio". Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  8. ^ "Photo Finish". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved 2007-06-08. 

Coordinates: 21°27′19″N 158°12′00″W / 21.455173°N 158.199925°W / 21.455173; -158.199925