High schools in Hawaii are a different experience from the mainland, obviously. I grew up in Hawaii for 18 years and although I’ve never experienced high school on the mainland, I now attend college here and I’ve heard a lot of different things from my friends that all show me how different our high school experiences were.
Infrastructure differences for high schools in Hawaii
To start, high schools in Hawaii are just built differently. On the islands, high schools all have open hallways and walkways, instead of enclosed buildings. It’s because of our gorgeous paradise weather all year-round. Warm weather makes for nice open walkways compared to mainland schools that experience cold weather and sometimes severe winters that prompt warm coats and closed windows. For Hawaii, this is obviously never a legitimate concern.