This school is the worst school any of my children have ever attended! The principal is awful. She held an assembly and threatened to have kids arrested and put in jail if they "dabbed" in the hallways. (Yes, go to jail for a dance move). Kids can't talk at lunchtime which is their only time to socialize and break up the day from sitting and being quiet in class for hours! The leadership is the worst I've ever seen and she needs to be fired asap! They also do not care about special education students. They do not follow the law and do not help those children succeed! My son had testing done that was supposed to take days...they guy was with my son for 20 minutes max and created a 17 page report that was copied and pasted from someone else's report because my sons report has someone else's name in it!!! Do not send your kids to Prairie Vista! As a matter of fact, don't send them to EMS-ISD at all.
Good leadership from Mr. Wallace. Teachers are friendly and very supportive. The school is not in the most ideal location as there is a history of break-ins and gang activities in the neighborhood, though there have been no issues during the daytime hours. Overall good school!
Superb administrative leadership since Mrs. Baker took over 5 years ago. Several outstanding teachers who really take an interest in their students. Of course, there are a few that are just there to draw a paycheck. Hopefully they will be weeded out in time. Became a Recognized school this year as a result of superior administrative leadership and excellent teaching. Was rated Unacceptable just 5 years ago - that shows the progress that has been made at Hawthorne. Office Manager very courteous and helpful. Always greet you with a smile. Very active and diverse after school program. Excellent science lab taught by a science teacher, not classroom teacher. Writing scores had gone up in previous years but dropped this past year.