Farrington High School

Governor Wallace Rider Farrington High School is a public grades 9–12 high school located in the Kalihi district of Honolulu on the island of Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi, United States.

Governor Wallace R. Farrington High School
1564 North King Street


United States
Motto"Enter to learn, go forth to serve"
School districtHonolulu District
PrincipalAlfredo Carganilla
Faculty138.00 (FTE)[1]
Enrolment2,396 (2019-20)[1]
Student to teacher ratio17.36[1]
Campus typeUrban
Color(s)Maroon and White    
AthleticsOahu Interscholastic Association
AccreditationWestern Association of Schools and Colleges
NewspaperThe Governor
YearbookKe Kia'aina
MilitaryUnited States Army JROTC

The school is named after the late Wallace Rider Farrington, the sixth governor of the Territory of Hawaiʻi, who served from 1921 to 1929.

Farrington is an urban high school that serves a community of mostly lower socio-economic families and a smaller number of middle-class families.

FHS is the home of the Governors and is part of the Hawaii State Department of Education.

During World War II, the U.S. Army used the school as a hospital.

Farrington High School was honored as a 2017 Model School by the International Center for Leadership in Education.[2]

Campus edit

Farrington High School was designed by noted Hawaiʻi architect Charles William Dickey [1]. The 26 acre (100,000 m²) campus, which is located at 1564 North King Street, Honolulu, is bounded on the north by Interstate H-1, on the west by Kalihi Street, and on the east by Houghtailing Street. The surrounding neighborhood consists of a mix of residential, commercial, and industrial properties. The campus boasts the sculpture The Seed by renowned Hawaiian artist Satoru Abe.

Notable alumni edit

Listed alphabetically by last name (year of graduation):

Demographics edit

There were 2,569 students as of the 2014–15 school year, with the following racial composition:[1]

As of 2017, the school has over 60% free and reduced lunch students, 10% Special Education students, and 11% English Language Learners.[2]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d "Governor Wallace Rider Farrington High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved August 7, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Leading Model Schools: Boldly Building Excellence Through Relationships". Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 19 June 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  3. ^ Genegabus, Jason (17 August 2006). "Farrington High welcomes back famous, funny alum". Honolulu Star-Bulletin.
  4. ^ https://www.honolulucitycouncil.org/district-9-tulba. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)

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