Tom Hawkins is a great school with the exception of a couple of teachers. No school is perfect, but I am very comfortable sending my kids to this school knowing that it is a safe environment and the majority of the teachers are wonderful. The principal is great as she holds parents and teachers accountable for there actions. Some parents are used to the old principal who was a little too nice and did not know how to say no. There has to be a happy medium and I feel Mrs. Gregson has done a wonderful job at this. You can't always get what you want in life, I just wish parents would be happy that there kids are in a safe environment and should be happy with the progress that Hawkins is making with our children. You always have an option to go to another school if you are not happy, but then again there are those who just thrive on complaining! I did like our vice principal Ms. Evans, but I feel our new vice principal will be even better!
It is very unfortunate that the vice principal is leaving Tom Hawkins. She was a tremendous asset to the rest of the staff, families and students. Whenever I had a problem or concern she would handle it quickly and fairly. Unlike our principal, who is nothing but a power hungry bully!
No, not the principal and not part of her "posse" but I wouldn't put my kids in a Tracy unified school if you paid me. Just stating it plainly. There are issues everywhere. And the teachers at Hawkins as a whole are amazing. So don't give the whole school a low rating because you dislike one person in the school.
I don't know how my last review got deleted, there was nothing to say good about the principal but no profanity was used so it should have stayed. The principal of Tom Hawkins dresses completely inappropriate for her job & she does it to show off all her tattoos. The person who wrote look it all the other school, well your either the principal yourself or one of her posse. I actually have 2 people moving to Tracy & highly discouraged them from living in the one of Hawkins. The teachers have been wonderful for my child but for the last 2 years the principal hasn't. She has her favorites & if a parent is not her favorite then beware because their will be reprocutions against their child, believe me. That I think is the problem, she has no shame hurting a child at all even if they have a minor infraction. I heard so many stories of her just in the past year that is very disturbing. I hope before sending your student you should definitely beware and consider other options, & I'm so glad the VP was able to get out, she deserves happiness, I loved her.
Teachers are pretty good, except for one 5th and one 6th grade one. Principle would fit in better in a motorcycle gang with her inappropriate attire and visible tatts. Not sure where they found this beauty! She is EVIL and unfair!! Will be sending my kids to another school next year
The principal is that bad. She doesn't look at the over all picture. Very disrepectful to parents.
I am starting to see a pattern....the new principal is terrible. Luckily, the rest of staff is terrific or I would do everything I could to move my child to Jefferson. The main issue I have with her is she is not organized. She sets dates and times for events and then changes them at the last minute. I guess she thinks the whole world revolves around her and her schedule but as a working parent, it is extremely unsettling, not to mention how it dissapoints the children.
I strongly agree!!!The new principal is extremely "disrepectful" to staff, students and parents which is ironic considering she promotes the new school rules that state " be respectful, be responsible, and be safe". What a joke. However, the rest of Tom Hawkins staff is awesome!
I feel sorry for anyone who feels that our new Principal is not fantastic. She holds staff, students and parents accountable. Some people don't like that can't get away with the BS they have been allowed to get away with for so many years. The only people who could possibly feel threatened by this wonderful new addition are those who kids have been been help accountable for their actions up until now. She is bringing the school back to being run by the people it should be run by, not by the few parents who have held court up until now.
We have two children that attend Tom Hawkins. The first has been at the school for 7 years now and our second, for 5 years. We have always loved our teachers and staff and now we can say the same about our new principal. She is tough, and has many rules, but none of which that can be considered wrong for our kids. Those that think otherwise must have the "blameless" children that are getting into trouble. Follow the rules. Life and your actions do have consequences and she is teaching them that.
I have 2 kids who attended Tom Hawkins this year, and we have been a part of this school for the last 4 years. I've been very happy with the staff up until this year, and I'm very sad to say that we will not be returning next year. This decision was a very hard one to make, but I will not have my children in such a hostile environment.
Last fall we made a huge move across the country and all of my kids attended Tom Hawkins. I could not have been more pleased with our choice. I was very happy with the teachers, the other kids, and all involved in this school. They made our transition as easy as possible and definitely made us feel welcome.
I can only say positive things about our experience at Hawkins. I have had kids in every grade and have always been more than satistifed by the education they have received. Worried about the STAR test results? How about volunteering to help in the class? Because of budget cuts, there aren't the teachers aids to work with kids who need one on one help or ESL students. Be a part of the solution!
My son is in Kindergarten. So far we had a very good experience.Ms. Scornaienchi is a great teacher.The school is very safe and clean. This school deserves a better rating.
The administration and the teachers are the best in Tracy by far! The school spirit is unmatched as well.
The kids at this school treated my children as outsiders. My kids were so much happier at their old school in Hayward where everyone was friendly. My daughter told me the kids here are more into acting like they are rich than the family environment she is used to. The teachers don't seem to help in this matter much. The education is okay but nothing spectacular.
Hawkins is a great school with many talented and caring teachers and other staff. The education is superb with everyone trying to bring out the best in my children. It is a very safe environment.
This school is OK for the site, can not campare to Bay area schools, not mention other states. Most teachers do their jobs like they supposed to.
My 3 children have been going to Hawkins since it opened and I refuse to leave. Most of the teachers and admin have become like family and care for my kids as if they are their own. They prepared my child wonderfully for her first year in high school. We have not had one any bad experiences. Love it!
Great school in a great city. Teachers are very caring and most seem to love to teach. Administration is good. Love K-8 format. Nice neighborhoods nearby with new(er) homes.
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