KHIS has provided generations of students with academic, artistic, and athletic excellence since 1897. Our Vision is “Learning today for lifelong success in College, Career, and Community” and our C3 Journey provides all students with customized grade level experiences that lead to cherished memories, a quality education, and a post high school plan. Our school wide behavior expectation is Respect and Responsibility for Self, School and Society (R2S3) and to Choose Aloha.
KHIS embodies the “Spirit of ‘Ōhana” and recognizes the importance of all stakeholder engagement in the effort to provide all students with a safe social environment conducive to the delivery of high quality and equitable academic experiences. Our Ke Kula Kaiapuni Hawai‘i ‘o Kahuku Academy provides students the opportunity to learn in an environment immersed in the Hawaiian language and culture. We are also proud to have an Army Junior Reserves Officers’ Training Corps Program.
KHIS serves approximately 1,400 students in grades seven through twelve and is part of the Kahuku Complex in the Windward O‘ahu District. Our elementary feeder schools include Ka‘a‘awa, Hau‘ula, Lā‘ie, Kahuku, and Sunset Beach; and span across 25 miles of Ko’olauloa communities.
KHIS is referred to as “The Pride of the North Shore” in honor of our outstanding band program history. Our students continue the legacy of outstanding performances in academic and athletic programs that garner district, state, and national recognition annually. A Hamashige Endowment created in 1995 by the late alumnus, Dr. Shin-ichi Hamashige (Class of 1944), has awarded over $200,000 in scholarships.
Our community partners include the Kahuku Public and School Library, kahuku.org, the Red Raider Health Clinic, Ko'olauloa Health Center, Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation, Johnson ‘Ōhana Charitable Foundation, Harold K. L. Castle Foundation, Turtle Bay Resort, Turtle Bay Golf Course, Brigham Young University-Hawai‘i, Kahuku District Park, Kahuku Medical Center, Polynesian Cultural Center, and Windward Community College.