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Hawthorne School

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4 stars

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Posted June 14, 2011

Hawthorne elementary has several components within its school - it has a usual community neighborhood school, a mixed-grade school (called curriculum lab) and a gift school (called ELP). Hawthorn ELP has been the best gifted education program in Utah. I know several parents who strive to prepare their children to pass the exam to enter this ELP program. Liberal. Very challenging. High standards for math, reading, writing, and science. Teachers are great; working hard. Principal is supportive. Parent involvement is required (usually do classroom teaching and working with children 2 hours per week) and makes the most important aspects of ELP. Parents and teachers are really interacting each other. Families are really close each other. Overall rating of the school may not be great because the rating is not just for ELP program. FYI. I am also holding a Ph.D. in education and try not to be biased in my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2012

I have two children in the Hawthorne ELP program. I have 20yrs of Education experience and a phD in Education. I am familiar with all of private, public and charter school curriculum in Salt Lake and regularly tech teachers at many of the same. The Hawthorne ELP teachers are outstanding. We have the ability to send our children to any private school in Salt Lake, but selected Hawthorne's ELP program because in my evaluation, it is the best education available in Salt Lake. The principal is supportive, friendly and in my experience doing an excellent job. I have seen bullying problems in the local private schools that for some reason is ignored by administration, whereas bullying is absolutely not tolerated at Hawthorne.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

The teachers are wonderful and very willing to help all the students they serve.


Posted October 8, 2010

New principal started Fall 2007 - much better than the previous leadership. I have enjoyed all of teacher's so far, but my daughters are in the ELP program, versus just the neighborhood school, for whatever that's worth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2006

My son is a 5th grader @ Hawthorne & my daughter started kindergarten this year. I have loved Hawthorne until 2 years ago. The new principal is unfriendly. Still their test scores are above average, my son is in E.L.P. classes & music. My daughter is learning quickly to read. Bottom line, Hawthorne is NOW overcrowded and the leadership stinks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

Hawthorne has been a great school for all of my children. I have 3 grown daughters that attended Hawthorne, and I have a 10 year old son presently attending Hawthorne. In all of those years the leadership and the teachers have been top quality.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 80% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 82% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Pre-Algebra

The state average for Pre-Algebra was 67% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 77%
Hispanic 13% 15%
Two or more races 6% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Black 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1675 South 600 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Phone: (801) 481-4824

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