Hawaii's public schools enrolled 185,273 students in the 2013-14 school year, an increase of 1.1 percent compared to last year's total of 183,251. The figures represent all 255 Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) schools and 33 charter schools.Oct 2, 2013
Wow, they need an average of six new teachers per school? Kooky. Maybe 56k is crap salary in Hawaii?
Yes, that is a crap salary for someone with a post-graduate degree. Sadly it is typical in education. That also seems to be the median salary, so starting would be much lower (34k was a number I saw.) Given the cost of living in Hawaii, they are actually dead last in what they pay their teachers in the US. This is all made worse by the fact you have one school district for the entire state, which is a terrible way to do things.
So yeah, I'm not packing my bags anytime soon.
edit: There are teacher shortages all over the country, so there are more attractive offers out there, even if the scenery isn't as nice.
Edited by Hurlshot, 18 July 2017 - 07:37 AM.