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4750 Lehrer Drive
San Diego, CA 92117

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(858) 273-3341
(858) 274-6379
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March 26, 2015
Hawthorne is a small school with a dedicated teaching staff who are supportive not only of one another but the students and parents as well.

- submitted by a teacher

February 13, 2015
As a newer teacher, I could not have received a better placement than at Hawthorne Elementary. The staff has embraced me with open arms and works efficiently together to provide our students with the best learning experience possible. Hawthorne has a smaller learning community with teachers that are committed to furthering each child's education. There are many great things coming in Hawthorne's future!

- submitted by a teacher

January 22, 2015
My third child is attending the seminar program in 3rd Grade at Hawthorne this year transferring from a neighborhood school. At the old school he was a failure and we kept getting notices of his misbehaving and failing in class. Now at Hawthorne, he is prospering into a promising student. Mrs. Sherman is paying attention to each student individually instead just as a number. I would recommend to parents of any GATE Certified students to send their kids to this school.

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2013
My child attended the seminar program here, coming from another school that was rated "10" by greatschools.net. Hawthorne has a great seminar program, and this significantly improves the performance of the rest of the school. If your kid is an average student and is not in the seminar program, then you may want to look elsewhere. The fantastic seminar program is keeping this school alive - the regular academic programs are exceptionally weak. Parent involvement (outside of the seminar program) is ZERO.

- submitted by a parent

December 03, 2012
I pulled my sons from a GreatSchools "10" to go to Hawthorne in their Seminar Program. They went from being bored and underachieving to thriving and loving school. I love that the school is smaller than most elementary schools in San Diego, and that it's economically and racially diverse. Most of all - I love that my kids LOVE school again.

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2011
This school does a terrific job teaching everyone from non-English speakers to Seminar students. It is a small school with a friendly community feeling. The teachers overall are excellent. My one criticism is that the parent involvement is low. That needs to be changed!

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2009
I am shocked by the 2 preschool reviews! Those comments should not affect the score of the actual Elementary School. I have never been so pleased with a School, my Son is in the Seminar program and his Teacher Ms. Smith is Tops in my book..

- submitted by a parent

April 20, 2009
The preschool is not the best. My sons belongings were trashed! No respect. they have no consideration or respect for the parent. Very poor communication bet. teacher and parent. Administration is just as bad.

- submitted by a parent

March 10, 2009
My son went to preschool here. Poor communication between parent and teacher. The Principal doesn't even get close to being involved.

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2006
My daugher has been a student at Hawthorne Seminar since 3rd to 6th grade. She has has a challenging, stimulating education that we had no hope of finding after interviewing with many seminar programs and highly reputed private schools. The level of parent involvement changes from year to year, but overall the seminar parent participation has been very high. Some contibute time and money, some just time . Our music program includes an excellent choir, professionally mounted musical theatre productions,with everyone participating. Our art program, with professional artists from outside as well parent artists guest teaching. Our extracurricular program in chess with Larry Evans has produced some excellent chess players. The 3/4th grade teacher, Ms Sherman has very high expectations of the children's abilities. They are inspired to meet her goals. Mrs. Smith is a master teacher in every sense and has prepared her students for the future brilliantly with love.

- submitted by a parent

March 03, 2006
It's a good neiborhood school.Parent involvement is not very present.

- submitted by a parent

February 24, 2006
I have a child in the seminar program which is quite strong academically in the 3/4 split with strong literature emphasis as well as advanced math. The 5/6 seminar program is less measurable but appears to focus more on the whole child and his/her development along with more independent learning and group discussion. The parent involvement in the seminar group is quite strong but the school as a whole has very poor parent participation

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2005
My child is in the Seminar program and we both love it!

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2005
I was not very happy with their Kindergarten program. We were sorely disappointed and decided to put her into private school where she has excelled beautifully. She loves school now!

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Hawthorne Elementary School
4750 Lehrer Drive, San Diego, CA  92117
(858) 273-3341
Last modified Hawthorne Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hawthorne Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top