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Hawthorne Elementary School

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Posted yesterday

A lot of these reviews are old and before this joke of a principal came on board. It's sad when you have legitimate concerns for the safety of your child and all you get from the principal are blank stares. She's awful, and one of the main reasons none of my kids attend this school any longer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2013

I had to change my daughter went it came to talk to the principal Mrs. Montez about my concerns and she did not even show that she listen to me. I was very frustrated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2008

This school is great and I really appreciate going there. I have been going there for 8 years(no I did not stay behind I have been here since pre-k) this is my last year at Hawthorne. Next year I will be going to Poston and I sure will miss this awsome school. I would Like to say goodbye to Mr. Campos( my sixth grade teacher), Mrs. Brienholt, Mrs. Divine, Mrs. Hiemerdinger, Mr. Mackey, Mrs.Mackey, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Slocome. I Love you guys and thank you so much for teaching me so much info. I couldn't have done it without you! My name is Desirae S. and I Love Hawthorne!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2006

Im really proud of that school for all the kids and the teachersw are all great
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2006

My son has been going to Hawthrone for three years and he has soared in many ways. I have been very pleased with the school overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2006

Hawthorne is a family friendly school. The teachers are highly qualified and have caring attitudes towards their students. There are a variety of programs that students can be involved in such as character club, band, orchesta, ELP, student council, drama club, and chorus. The orchesta program is one of the best in the entire district with outstanding participation from students. Hawthorne is in its third successful year as a Reading First school. They focus on getting students at grade level in reading. The goverment funded program starts literacy early in Kindergarten all the way to 3rd grade. The administration is friendly and supportive. If you like a school that is nestled in a quiet neighborhood, with qualified and friendly staff, and family friendly then Hawthorne is for you.
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Posted April 2, 2003

Hawthorne teachers are the best I have ever had experience with. The principal used to be on the right track but the changes this past year are really degrading. My children do very well in school, two have straight A's and have received principal awards and one has received a citizenship award. Yet, they were absent for a total of 5 days the entire year (all excused and due to illness) and the office staff sent home a letter entitled 'Do you love your children?' This was extremely unprofessional and degrading. The office staff said it was the principals new policy. I suggest they check the academic and excused absense record of the children before sending such a letter out. My children will not attend this school next year! It is a shame too, because the teachers are excellent. Also, because of this letter they are sending out to families, children who are sick and contageous are being sent to school. My children and several other parents have experienced this with their children, are more sick since these letters began to go out than ever before. I have had to go to the Dr. about 3 times in the past 2 years, and that was for well child checks, and within the past 3 months, our family can't seem to stay out of the Dr. office!


Posted March 28, 2003

We moved our son here at his request after Christmas break. We met with principal, Mrs. Hamilton and she was very professional and answered all my questions and some from my son. She choose a teacher, Mr. Mackay who has been extremely effective with our son.He is back to enjoying school after being at another school for first grade. He is on grade level and learning social skills. We hope to be part of this school for awhile.


Posted March 28, 2003

I have a son who attends Hawthorne Elementary. I would like to be more involved in the school functions, but I rarely get information about parent meetings or any organixations. At the beginning of the school year, I signed my name to the PTO list so they could call me and inform me of things going on but I have only received one call and that was to see if I could work a half hour for the Fall Festival. I don't know if there is even a parent organization in place. Maybe there isn't. Anyhow, the school year is almosst over and I've found other ways to keep busy. Other than that, I am enjoying with my son the experiences he is having at Hawthorne Elementary.


Posted March 27, 2003

execellent school excellent staff


Posted October 15, 2002

We've been very concerned with rough language and missing lunch money. We just moved to the area and haven't been very impressed with the school. Compared to our last school, the extracurricular activities are very weak. Especially in music and art. On a positive note, the teachers seem to be very good.


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
46%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing Plus".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 73% 43%
White 16% 42%
Black 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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630 North Hunt Dr
Mesa, AZ 85203
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