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K-5
Public district
Huntington Beach, CA
Students enrolled: 719
 

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9682 Yellowstone Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92646

(714) 963-8302
(714) 378-3603
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Map of Ralph E. Hawes Elementary School address.

May 01, 2014
Hawes is a wonderful school! Teachers are dedicated, loving and involved in their students' lives outside of school. They work collaboratively within grade levels and ensure that learning is priority, but that FUN is necessary. Mrs. Jennings is a hands-on principal. I love that she is out and about on campus and talking with students. Her strong leadership has moved Hawes in the right direction. The PTA and parents are involved in making Hawes a more fun place to learn, a place where students' needs are met with new technology, resources, assemblies, the list goes on. The parents take pride in the school and invest their time, energy and money by supporting fundraisers. The only negative remark I have is for the RSP program. My child has shared with me that he is not getting the help he should be getting. The students in RSP need a stronger teacher who will implement research based practices. It should not only be a place for students to get extra help, but a place where they are taught strategies to help them be successful in school. The Hawes staff, students and families are truly special. Go HAWES HAWKS!

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September 22, 2013
Hawes is a fabulous school. The teachers at Hawes always go above and beyond. They make learning fun and truly care for their students. Our new principal is always out on the playground keeping the kids in line and discipline issues have diminished. We have a strong PTA that provides music, art, assemblies- even a new imac lab! But what really makes Hawes special is the sense of community at our school. The students have pride in themselves and their school.

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August 09, 2012
Great school. Some teachers (like every school) are better than others but the overall education is excellent. I have multiple children that have/are attending, all with different needs and personalities and all have been given the tools needed to succeed. The Principal is excellent and takes a real interest in each child. I hope the new Principal will be as good.

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June 23, 2012
If your child is doing "well" in school well then, of course, you couldn't understand why parents who have children that struggle are disappointed in Hawes. It's easy to teach kids who don't have difficulty in school. It's seems that many teachers at Hawes don't know how to help children that struggle in school. The RSP teacher needs to be held more accountable for her failure to follow the guidelines of the reading programs she is supposed to be implementing. There are so many resources that Hawes has to help kids in RSP but its to easy for the RSP teacher to say that she can't do anything more to help.

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April 17, 2012
After reading many of these reviews, I'm sad. I LOVE this school and I wish everyone had the same experiences as I have had at Hawes. I've got a 3rd grader whose been at Hawes since kindergarten. He does well in school and has made lots of friends. Yes, the class size has grown, but that is not the fault of the school and I think they handle the load as best as possible. All these "fees" that some have talked about give your children Music and Art and P.E. that the budget no longer covers.Sure, sometimes it seems like a lot, but without these programs the kids would be missing out on these wonderful opportunities. I suggest to those that are unhappy, visit the school. Volunteer to help out sometimes. Join the PTA. Your involvement in your childs education can only help the situation.

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April 16, 2012
If your child is in Rsp forget about them getting the help they need. My child started this school and he has gone down hill. The kids are bullys, and my childs teacher can care less about him. This is very sad, and my child is NOT getting the help he needs. The really sad part is that my child tells me that this school is not helping him compared to his old school, and this breaks my heart.

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February 15, 2012
The reason I chose to transfer my son into this school was because his preschool highly recommended it and a majority of the kids he graduated with would be going here and I wanted his transition to be comfortable. Turns out all the kids going to Hawes went to preppy k so that was a bummer! So the problem I'm having with this school is the asking for money constantly!! There is a fundraiser all the time and all of the extra curricular sports and activities are not budget friendly. Maybe I'm just out of touch with how much things cost. But when there is a letter sent home asking to help out the less fortunate families at your own school I was appalled!!! If you can't afford necessary items for your children and you live in this district you need to move! And what is considered "less fortunate"? I would never think to ask my child's school for money. Unbelievably tacky!! The parent involvement is a little bit too much also. Yes, it's nice to be able to help out but when mommy or daddy are constantly there how do you expect them to detach? And if you don't know parents from outside of school forget it. It's a shame to see parents who are not welcoming and in a clique In their 40's.

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February 10, 2012
Not sure how I feel about this school yet. My child is in kinder and is not doing as well as we had hoped. There being 29 kids in class, it's hard to get the attention a young person needs. Also, the communication lacks for sure. I am a working parent and I do everything I can do help and volunteer in class. I noticed that the other parents and students helping with the reading program aren't really keeping the kids on track. My own child's book reading was so out of order, I had to ask the question, who is teaching this child. I wish I could afford private school. And what is with there being no fence on the back of the school? That freaks me out every day, anyone could walk onto the campus at any time...and that is not a comforting feeling.

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November 17, 2011
I am not quite sure what the last reviewer was thinking....but they definitely were NOT talking about Hawes Elementary. This school is WONDERFUL! It all starts with a very caring and approachable principal, Mrs. Harvey, who has high standards for the kids and the teachers. The teachers are fabulous also....and you can't ask for better parent involvement and PTA. It is no surprise to me that greatschools.org rated this school a 10!!! Go Hawes Hawks!

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November 17, 2011
I have owned a house in the Park Huntington tract for almost 15 years. My wife and I obviously seriously considered sending our children to Hawes for school. I have left multiple messages for the principal to call me back. She never responded. And my wife spoke with other parents who said the Hawes staff act as if parents should be thankful their children can attend the school. We are fortunate to have another residence in a more parent (and student) friendly school district. Furthermore, if you look at many of the 5 star reviews, it is obvious the PTA encouraged parents to submit glowing reviews to boost the community rating. I should rate this 5 stars to boost home values, but I'll be neutral.

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June 08, 2011
very bad school even some of the staff and teachers tell parents they should enroll their kids in a different school.

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April 22, 2010
The staffs are very friendly and nice to all of us. They are helpful and welcome all the parents and kids to their school.

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April 07, 2010
My daughter is in kindergarten there. She loves it. My husband and I are so impressed with the way she is taught. Its her teacher...Mrs Cook! She is wonderful. She and my brother went to school together. I grew up in the HBCSD and quite frankly it has only gotten better over the years. Heres to you teachers and staff at Hawes. I am looking to 5 more years of wonderful education for my daughter and my son too when he gets there.

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November 06, 2009
Hawes is a great school. From the wonderfully sweet principal, Mrs. Harvey, to the talented and compassionate teachers. I am so pleased both my daughters attend Hawes.

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October 25, 2009
I love Hawes because has dedicated teachers. I went to Hawes and now my children go there. The teachers and staff are truly dedicated.

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October 25, 2009
The school has a wonderful curriculum and the teachers are very attentive to the childrens needs

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October 23, 2009
Our Grandson has progressed so very well through the wonderful guidance of his teachers.

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October 23, 2009
Hawes school is great because of the fantastic staff, students and parents!

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October 22, 2009
As the principal of Hawes School I must say I am so proud of our staff and students! Our parent support is second to none. Hawes Hawks Rock!

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October 22, 2009
We have the best community, students, teachers and staff. Everyone works together to make our school a better place!

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October 22, 2009
Miss Sara Rapp is the best teacher in the world. She loves her students and makes them feel special everyday.

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October 21, 2009
I love my job at Hawes! There's something great about coming to work with outstanding friends, students, families, staff...You get the picture! Hawes is a special place!

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October 21, 2009
From the ealry morning supervision staff hello to the end of the day good bye every time I step on campus I feel like we belong to a family that loves my child as much as I do!

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October 21, 2009
Hawes has the BEST! teachers and staff. They truely care about our entire family!

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October 21, 2009
My son has been attending Hawes for 3 years now and I really love the education he's been given. The principal is amazing and the parents are very involved.

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October 21, 2009
Our school is absolutely amazing! The teachers and administration are incredible, caring and very kind! It's a great family oriented school. We LOVE Hawes!

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October 21, 2009
This is my son's first year at Hawes and so far I am very impressed with how fast he is improving in his reading and math. I am very impressed with the staff and Parent participation.

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October 21, 2009
Hawes has a great principal, terrific teachers, and incredibly involved parents.

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October 21, 2009
Hawes is the best place to be! It is a highly academic school, but the children always have fun learning. THe staff is incredible! We LOVE Hawes!

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October 21, 2009
I attended Hawes as a child, and now my kids have all gone through Hawes. It was and still is a great school with a great sense of community!

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October 21, 2009
It's a wonderful school. Teachers, staff, and parents provide a wonderful learning and growing environment for all the children to develop.

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October 21, 2009
Hawes not only has the best faculty, but also an amazing parent community that cannot be beat! Hawes Hawks Rock!

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October 21, 2009
All 3 of my kids went there, they have a wonderful staff and the parents are the best , they really take pride in their kids school. Hawes is the best!

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October 21, 2009
Hawes is not just a school; it's a family of teachers and parents who have chosen to come together as a team to put our best foot forward for our kids. Hawes rocks!

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October 21, 2009
Hawes is a wonderful school that strives to make every student feel they can achieve anything they set their mind to. Hawes is great about providing oppotunities for all parents to be involved in their child's education. It is a great place for learning and community.

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October 21, 2009
we love hawes hawks ! our school has great teachers that are loving & great at teaching ....... you can feel the energy & support from mrs. harvey !gooooooo hawes hawks !

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October 21, 2009
My son can not wait to go to school each morning. What school can say their kids are happy to be there every day?

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October 21, 2009
Hawes is absolutely wonderful, its a place the kids love to go everyday, which is a plus. Our parent involvment is outstanding.

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October 21, 2009
Hawes has the absolute best teachers, principal and staff. An amazing school!

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October 21, 2009
Our family feels so lucky to be part of the Hawes community. Hawes has the most amazing teachers, principal, and staff. We truly could not be happier!

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October 21, 2009
This school is supper clean, teachs are very sweet and all have credential.

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October 21, 2009
We are so happy to be attending Hawes Elementary. The teachers are fabulous and with five kids we have lots of teachers :) , the staff is always friendly and helpful, and the families are great! Thank goodness for Hawes.

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October 21, 2009
I love Hawes because the teachers are commited to their students and school.The children feel safe and secure being taught in a postitive environment that promotes and encourages learning.

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October 21, 2009
Hawes has a superior reputation as an elementary school. We have the best teachers with the highest standards in education. Our students are hard-working with a variety of talents. We offer wonderful programs including music, computer, art and drama. Our principal is a caring, wonderful person with high expectations. Hawes is an outstanding place to grow and work.

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October 21, 2009
We love Hawes Elementary School for many reasons. We made sure that we moved to this area so that our kids could go to the school. The teachers are wonderful and they provide a very rigorous curriculum.

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October 21, 2009
My husband went there, and now my little one is attending. A school that has been consistantly amazing for over 35yrs! Yeah Hawes.

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October 21, 2009
We love Hawes. The teachers, administration, kids, and families are great. We feel our kids have learned so much and have had a great time in the process! Thank you.

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October 21, 2009
The teachers are great, the principal interactive, the parents involved and the school work challenging.

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October 21, 2009
The teachers LOVE their job and is happy to be there! The after-school program at the YMCA is right on campus!

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October 21, 2009
The creative methods of teaching through story, experiences and lecture as opposed to pure 'bookwork.'

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October 21, 2009
Hawes has a caring and dedicated staff of principal, teachers, clerks & custodians. On-campus YMCA program, also with a great staff, is a plus.

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October 19, 2009
At Hawes the teachers and the parents really work hard together to make it as fun as possible for all of the students to enjoy! please consider making our Hawes Hawks as happy as as possible....

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October 19, 2009
This school has such a sense of community and family involvement! The principal is wonderful and driven to provide for the students and staff in a time of economic hardship!

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October 19, 2009
It has the greatest programs and my son loves going to this school.

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October 19, 2009
Great staff, terrific principal, involved parents and wonderful children!

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October 19, 2009
We love our school! Great teachers and support staff.

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October 19, 2009
The teachers and staff are very friendly! My daughter loves to go to school everyday!!

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October 19, 2009
Mrs. Cook my daughter's kindergarten teacher is so wonderful and caring. My daughter really enjoys her class.

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October 19, 2009
Awesome teachers! They really care about the kids. My son loves to go to school and he's really excited about learning.

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October 19, 2009
The teachers are top notch and the kids really enjoy learning. I tell everyone that Hawes is the Best.

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October 19, 2009
All around great school. Very involved PTA.

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October 19, 2009
The entire staff is awesome. The parent involvement is great too. It has a great sense of community, most of south Huntington Beach does!

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October 18, 2009
I think Hawes Elementary School is the best! I am a parent and a teacher at Hawes. I love the staff, the principal, the students, and the parents. I think our school is always trying to get better. The teachers and the parents work hard to ensure that every student has a safe place to learn and grow. Hawes Hawks Rock!

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October 18, 2009
Dr. Ralph E. Hawes is an awesome school. I was among a small group of kids that entered Hawes the 1st year it opened. I believe I was given a great education and now my son is attending Hawes. He is a 2nd grader and so far he has had great teachers and is learning a lot. Keep up the great work Hawes!!!!

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October 18, 2009
Hawes Elementary School has excellent teachers, a wonderful principal, and parents who are involved and willing to help. Everyone works together to make this a great school.

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October 18, 2009
Our children and parents feel a strong loyalty to this school, the pta goes above and beyond and Mrs. Cook treats her little ones with such love. This school has the heart and willingness to produce wonderful, smart, caring little citizens, but at the same time desperately needs the proper resources. Please consider this school for your fabulous prize!!

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October 18, 2009
Our school has a very involved, child-friendly principal and staff. All the teachers want to see their students succeed. Our PTA is very active and raises money for very important things such as a complete computer lab, the latest technology in the classroom (Smart Boards, airliners and 5 computers each). It is a joy to be able to say my child goes to Hawes.

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October 16, 2009
Hawes is great!There were staff members that were there for over 20 years until recently retiring.The principal is the best I've seen there in 8 years.

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October 16, 2009
I have been a teacher at Hawes School for over 20 years and can't imagine wanting to work anywhere else. My 5th grade team is the best group in the world to work with and the parents and students are very involved and full of Hawes Hawk spirit. Our principal knows every student and is actively involved in bringing new and innovative learning to Hawes. We are all truly lucky to be a part of such a cohesive unit.

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October 16, 2009
I love all the parental support the school has. Mrs. Harvey never ceases to amaze me with her ability to know almost every child by name. We have been blessed by every teacher we have had. Each one has had something special to offer my daughter. I am very thankful for our experiences at Hawes and now my son has started kindergarten at Hawes and he couldn't be happier with his teacher.

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October 15, 2009
We have such amazing teachers, parents, students, and principal. We work amazing together to make our students education the best possible. Hawes is a wonderful for all who are lucky enough to call it their school.

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October 15, 2009
I have worked as a teacher at Hawes Elementary since September 1980. It is a wonderful school with great students, excellent parental support and an awesome staff. Although the staff, parents and children change throughout the years, Hawes school continues to be unique and special. When new members (children, parents, and staff) join our school, everyone resolves themselves to provide the best education for the children. This is evident as soon as you walks through the front doors. I encourage you to visit and enjoy a day of learning at a unique facility.

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October 14, 2009
We have been Hawes Hawks for 5 years now! I couldn't ask for a better school! I couldn't ask for better teachers! Hawes Elementary is our home! We are soooo proud to be called Hawes Hawks! The new PTA board is spectacular! My kids and I love coming to school every day!

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October 13, 2009
One couldn't ask for a better school - The teachers are great! The Principal is fabulous. The Administrative staff and the custodial support are super. The new PTA President and her Board are terrific and have already really brought this community together this year! The kids love going to school and more importantly the programs are the best! From GATE to Special ED, everyone is receiving a top notch education! Forever proud to be a Hawes Hawk!

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October 12, 2009
My grandkids go to this school and they love their teachers and the staff.

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October 01, 2009
Our school is drivern by involved parents and teachers working toegther to ensure our kids are learning at the highest possible potential.

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October 01, 2009
We have the BEST teachers and an amazing group of parents who are always there to help out.

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September 30, 2009
Hawes has an amazing staff that is dedicated to giving their very best to our children. Great parent and PTA support. Each child is recongized for their contribution to great academic achievements. I am very pleased with the Special Ed. program and the results/progress my child has made the past two years. Everyone is caring and considerate of each other. We are a big extended family..

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September 30, 2009
We have an amazing 'community' at our school that starts with our incredible principal, Heidi Harvey. Our 'community' works closely together...teachers, parents, staff and children to ensure the success, happiness and heathliness of all the students Hawes. Our teachers are wonderful, effective, friendly, incredible educators who truly care about our kids. I can only say that we are an awesome combined community of people who work together every day to make our childs learning experience the best that it can be!

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September 30, 2009
Everyone at Hawes from the Principal to the administrative staff, the teachers, teacher's aides are all so caring and concerned for our children and their well being. I am so pleased with the all the programs they have to offer, the curriculum, the special ed program and everyone who works so hard for our children and their sucess. I am so fortunate that my children attend Hawes and that they love going there.

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September 30, 2009
Outstanding school! Teachers are phenominal - parents are supportive with time and contributions. Our children are all working with the latest in technology, and our library and reading counts room are fully stocked with up to date material (as well as classics). Outstanding GATE program. Great environment all around for our kids.

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September 30, 2009
Hawes is an amazing school in every way! The teachers are energetic, supportive, and caring! The programs Hawes offers are wonderful. Everyone works hard to make sure that all of the students attending Hawes achieve success! Not only does Hawes have all of this, but fabulous parent support and the greatest students ever!

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September 29, 2009
The teachers at Ralph E. Hawes elementary are awesome. The Principal, Mrs. Harvey, knows each and every student and gives her time immensely to promoting a fine education for all. Our PTA works day in and day out to provide new technology, special programs and much needed supplies to the school. We are one big happy family working together to provide the best education for our children, our future!

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September 29, 2009
We have an amazing staff and we work together to make each student shine their brightest!!

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September 29, 2009
Hawes is an amazing family. We have the best teachers, great students, very active parents and the principal and office staff really care about every child. I don't think I could design a school better than Hawes!

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September 29, 2009
The faculty and staff love teaching and love the students. What more could you ask for???? We are a big family.

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September 29, 2009
The level of excellence far exceeds our expectations for this school. The teachers, the staff and the parents at Hawes School all work together to ensure that our children are safe, happy and receiving the best education possible. My children love going to school and are proud to be a Hawes Hawk!

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September 16, 2009
I just love all the teachers and everyone at Hawes. We could not be happier!

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September 15, 2009
This is just an overall great school. We live in Costa Mesa, but very fortunate that our son has been allowed to transfer into this school. We can see him growing and learning each day. The teachers and admin staff are top notch. The school feels like a private school but it s public! This school sets the example!

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January 22, 2009
Great teachers and a great staff. The curriculum is challenging and the kids are not spoon-fed the 'test' info to make up for lousy management like NMUSD.

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September 02, 2008
best school. love it. IVKC

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June 21, 2008
My husband and I are extremely happy at Hawes! Our son has thrived in his classroom environment and has met many new friends. We feel secure to send him there daily and know that his teacher is always there to help him. This is the kind of environment every parent should wish for for their child! Keep up the great work teachers and Mrs. Harvey! Your hard work and dedication is paying off everyday with these children! Go Hawes Hawks!!!!!

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February 02, 2007
Hawes provides a challenging, warm, energetic and compassionate environment for my boys.

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March 19, 2006
Hawes School provides students an excellent education in a caring environment. State standards are adhered to and exceeded in many areas. Teachers and administration are responsive to parents suggestions and complaints. Efforts are made to listen to students and to parents and to work together to solve problems and situations that might become problems if left un attended.

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February 10, 2006
I am very happy with our 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Arsenault. She is kind, loving, and in control. She has structured her class to accomdate children at different levels of ability. For example, she provides more than one spelling test and she provides special assistance for reading, etc. We couldn't ask for a better teacher.

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Ralph E. Hawes Elementary School
9682 Yellowstone Drive, Huntington Beach, CA  92646
(714) 963-8302
Last modified Ralph E. Hawes Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ralph E. Hawes Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 97 reviews. Top