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Hawthorne School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted November 18, 2008

I would have been very surprised at the Great Schools rating two years ago. But now as I watch my child struggle through middle school I am no longer surprised. When I received the results of the 5th grade national testing, I found a huge disconnect between my child's math capabilities and the grades he received in math. At Hawthorne, my child received straight A's in math, meeting all the elements graded. When we received the results of the national test taken as a 5th grader, the math scores were at the lowest possible level. It was at this point I began to understand why my child was suffering so in middle school. Hawthorne did not prepare my child scholastically for middle school. I completely concur with a rating of 4...could even be lower!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

Great school, great prinipal, amazing teachers! The atmosphere and culture at Hawthorne is very caring, welcoming and encourages strong parental involvment. The student population is refeshingly diverse compared to most schools in Helena or Montana. This is the elementary alma matter of U.S. Senator Max Baucus. Hawthorne's motto is 'strong minds, gentle hearts.' That is exactly what you can expect your child to have if you are lucky enough (and wise enough) to enroll your child here. No montesorri or private school program can compare - I feel sorry for the kids whose parents believe and act otherwise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2006

Hawthorne Elementary is a wonderful place for my kids. The staff and teachers are caring and give 200% to their jobs. My kids have thrived academically and I know they will have the foundation to succeed in achieving their dreams. From what I've seen of Hawthorne's test scores, they are some of the best in the area and I know that it's because of the dedicated and quality teaching staff. The music and art programs are great and my kids love them. Even the atmosphere at the school is bright and cheery although the actual buildings are quite old...they have great character! I meet many folks who said they attended Hawthorne when they were kids, as far back as the 1930's, and they all say how wonderful their experience was. The parent council is a wonderful group and is very welcoming to any parents who wish to participate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2006

This is a great school, with dedicated teachers and administrative staff. The school is nestled in a residential area and offers playground equipment in two locations. The School building is an old, traditional style. There is a separate library building and Music building. The Kindergarten room has an amazing view of Mount Helena. Kids slide in the snow down a slope on the north side of the building during the winter. This a great old school as opposed to many of the newer school buildings that lack character.
—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 69% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

All Students54%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic57%
Participates in free/reduced lunch25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic70%
Participates in free/reduced lunch50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Montana Office of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

All Students68%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic73%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic89%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students80%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic87%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Montana Office of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

All Students80%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic86%
Participates in free/reduced lunch62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic88%
Participates in free/reduced lunch69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Montana Office of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

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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 92% 81%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Black 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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430 Madison Ave
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 324-1370

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