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    Our Mission:  To maximize each student’s potential to achieve educational excellence

    Hawthorne School District Administrators
    HSD Administrators
    13th annual District Spelling Bee

    Spelling Bee
    On February 13th, the Hawthorne School District held its 13th Annual Spelling Bee for studentsSpelling Bee Winner in grades 4-6.  Twenty contestants, all either winners or runner-ups in their school site spelling bees, competed on stage in front of a supportive crowd full of family, friends, and HSD staff.    

    After several rounds of intense concentration and competitive spelling, Patrick Abada, a 6th grader from Prairie Vista Middle School, won the competition. Patrick will go on to compete in the Los Angeles County Spelling Bee on March 13th.

    Superintendent's Message

    Welcome, Mr. Bravo!
    On January 24, 2019 the Board of Trustees of the Hawthorne School District voted to appoint Mr. Vicente BravoVicente Bravo to fulfill the vacancy created on December 10, 2018 by the resignation of Mr. Alexandre Monteiro.

    A total of four submitted applications for the position, with three following through with personal interviews. After careful review of the written applications, an oral interview of the candidates, and deliberation the Board voted on and passed a resolution naming Mr. Vicente Bravo as the appointed provisional Board Member.

    Mr. Bravo took the oath of office at the conclusion of the meeting and began his service immediately. Mr. Bravo will complete the term of office which concludes in November of 2020.

    Mr. Bravo is an educator and longtime resident of Hawthorne. He and his wife have two children who have attended our TWBI program at Ramona School and Hawthorne Middle School. 

    I would like to welcome Mr. Bravo to the Hawthorne School District family!

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    Making College Accessible

    In the Hawthorne School District, we are committed to ensuring that our students are equipped with the tools, skills, and knowledge necessary for success in both college and career.  To this end, we joined with California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) last year to submit a Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) partnership grant proposal to the U.S. Department of Education. We were recently delighted to learn that our GEAR UP partnership was one of only twenty-four in the country to be funded this year. The approval of this partnership means that our current sixth grade students will be provided with access to seven years of targeted academic support, college-focused counseling, college campus visitations, and family workshops focused on topics such as the college admissions process and financial aid options.  This type of long-term commitment is rarely seen with federal grants, and its impact on our students will be significant.  Projects associated with the GEAR UP grant are already underway, with the creation of College and Career Centers at each of our middle school campuses, the recruitment of CSUDH students to serve as tutors in a number of our classrooms, and the coordination of a trip for almost 800 sixth graders to the CSUDH campus this June.  We are so pleased to be able to offer these and many more services to our students as we work to support them on their path to postsecondary education. 
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      Superintendent  Helen MorganSuperintendent's Message

      Dr. Helen E. Morgan

      Mission Statement

      To maximize each student’s potential to achieve educational excellence.


      Vision Statement

      A diverse community of lifelong learners who excel and positively contribute to an advancing global society.


      Core Values

      We believe:

      • Students are the focus of all decisions.
      • All students, parents, staff and community members are empowered, supported and held accountable for their role in the educational process.
      • A personal commitment to excellence is expected of all students, parents, staff and community members.
      • A safe, innovative and supportive learning environment is maintained where resources are allocated to support social-emotional well-being, student learning, technology and collaboration.
      • Local businesses, private and public agencies and the entire community are integral partners in the educational process.
      • All individuals are valued and treated with dignity, courtesy and respect.
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      District Area

      6 Sq Miles




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