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Hawthorne Elementary School

Public | PK-5

Our school is best known for our innovative Spanish Immersion program.

 
 
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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 4 ratings
2013:
Based on 5 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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Posted March 12, 2005

Hawthorne has a great new principal who is doing fabulous things for the school. Generally speaking, the staff is warm, organized and offers an excellent learning environment. Hawthorne is a dual immersion school and parents have the option of placing their children beginning in Kindergarten in classes taught in Spanish. We have 2nd and 3rd graders who are fluent in Spanish. The thing that I love most about Hawthorne, however, is its diversity. Besides the many caucasion students, we have African Americans, we have children who are from Spain, Mexico and Somalia; we have main-streamed children who are in wheelchairs and who are blind. The students get to see first-hand that, though others may look or sound differently than they do, the similarities are greater than the differences. From the experiences they acquire at Hawthorne, I believe our students will be equipped to offer great things to society.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2005

My child has been at Hawthorne since First grade Now she's in fith grade. I love this school it offers so much: Drawing programs,Basketball& cheerleading,ESS[extended school services],My child gets any indivisual attention she needs. But one of my favorite things is that there is a high level of parent involvement take this from someone like me :I would'nt have it any other way. And after every grading period there is a special award ceremony to recognize our little ones! This is a Spanish-immergine school. Check it out I Know if Your an ALL-STAR parent...You will.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 44% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
36%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 54% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
47%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
32%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students54%
Female55%
Male52%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female52%
Male59%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students42%
Female54%
Male31%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students40%
Female43%
Male38%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students32%
Female36%
Male28%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students53%
Female57%
Male48%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students33%
Female31%
Male35%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female42%
Male29%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students40%
Female42%
Male38%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students22%
Female27%
Male18%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 47% 81%
Black 33% 11%
Hispanic 14% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Music teacher(s)
Math specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Gifted specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Assistant principal(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Amharic
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Hmong
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Other
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Yoga club

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Jessica Rosenthal
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (502) 485-8358

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Spanish Immersion
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Foreign languages
  • Global
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Amharic
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Hmong
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Other
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Gardening
  • Girl scouts
  • Student council/government
  • Yoga club
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.
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2301 Clarendon Ave
Louisville, KY 40205
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Phone: (502) 485-8263

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