This school will restore your belief in the public school system. We have attended for 3 years now, and look forward to the next three. From the enthusiasm and knowledge of the teachers, to the commitment and interest of the support staff - we have been thoroughly impressed with this elementary school of over 300 students, all known by name to the principal.
This is a wonderful school. All the teahers, staff and principal, care about the students and they are very good at communicating with both the student and their parents. This school is a hidden treasure with so much positive energy. I wish I would have transferrred my child here sooner.
My son attends the special day class for kindergarteners at Hawthorne and it has been a wonderful experience for both of us. The teacher and the paraprofessional aides are tuned in to his needs and provide a unique educational program and supplies for him and he is progressing well. The kids have music and art every day, physical education and library time every week. I volunteer once a week and enjoy seeing him and his classmates learning language and mathematics, social skills and citizenship while having fun. Go Hawthorne!
I had no idea when reviewing elementary schools in our area, what a truly unique place Hawthorne is. Once we began Hawthorne, and started to really get to know the staff, teachers, principal and parents at the school we had no doubt we had made the best choice. The programs that are in place to reach both kids that need additional help as well as those that need to be challenged above grade level really help to focus on each child and not allow kids to get lost in a classroom. The care and satisfaction of the teachers along with the tremendous support from the principal is widely felt by parents and students alike. We could not be happier or ask for a better place for our children.
This is an amazing school, full of love and friendship. I am glad to attend Hawthorne.
I am proud to say I have a 6th, 3rd, and 2nd grader all at Hawthorne and all have attended since kindergarten. Hawthorne is an amazing place. The teachers work together to accommodate a range of learning requirements and I have always felt that my child's individual needs have always been met (above and beyond). The positive attitude from the Principal, to the teachers the kids and parents is contagious! Because of the small class size, everyone is friends and knows each other. The PTA does not go overboard with fundraising, etc. We get what we need and not make a big deal about money. I feel that Hawthorne is greatly mis-understood in the community, it is difficult to put into words how special this school is. If anyone has the opportunity to send their child to this school, don't miss it. The rewards are bigger than you may think.
Hawthorne School is a hidden jewel. It is truly a family, and with high academic goals. Hawthorne is a wonderfully diverse school, truly a slice of real-life.
I think Hawthorne is a hidden gem. The close-knit community, dedicated teachers, and amazing programs like chess club, Spanish Club, etc., are excellent. I like that all the kids don't look alike, dress alike, or come from the same cultural background. The intimate class settings and abundance of aides and parent volunteers in the classroom allow quality education, with students working at their own pace in a caring environment. The social focus is on forming relationships, not promotion of a culture of consumerism or competition. Hawthorne is doing a fantastic job helping our children become caring global citizens who respect their peers, value education, and enjoy lots of good old fashioned fun with amazing, loving teachers.
Hawthorne has been a great support system to our children's education. Our principal takes a proactive roll in the team membership it takes to educate and raise our children in today's pressures. I feel that my children are invited to a variety of extraciurricular activities. Our PTA meeting had an attendance of 30 people this past week.
The academic programs could be more challenging. Hawthorne could look at quality instead of quantity. Music, art, and sports are fun, encouraging, and inviting at Hawthorne. Only complaint from my fourth grader was his repeated requests for more because they are so fun!! Parent participation and involvement is huge at Hawthorne. Parents get a 5-star rating for their time in the classrooms, trips, extracurricular events ,etc.!!
Hawthorne provided my son with a supportive environment for learning. The Principal was helpful as well.
We really love Hawthorne and its place in our community. Mr. Collins is a great leader and we really enjoy the diversity, quality and extra curricular activities for our kids. The Chess Club is just one of the many great things our kids love about Hawthorne.
This is a really great school with the nicest of teachers and staff. It is set in a nice family neighborhood and remains to be the best of diverse schools around.
I feel very blessed to be able to send my children to Hawthorne. The teachers are warm, very caring to all the kids needs. The Principal is very involved with the students, organizing noon activities that all the students can participate in. The teachers prepare the students very well for the state testing and there are a lot of parents and community members that are active in volunteering at the school. There is a great PTA that provides fundraising and activities for the school. I encourage any parent to look into Hawthorne Elementary for their children. I am very glad I have chosen Hawthorne for my 3 children, one of whom is in 7th grade this year.
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