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About the District

Welcome to Hawthorne School District, a diverse and vibrant community committed to fostering academic excellence, innovation, and personal growth for all our students.

Our mission is to maximize each student’s potential to achieve educational excellence and social and emotional well-being. We do so by bringing together dedicated educators, supportive parents, and enthusiastic learners in a collaborative environment that focuses on empowering each individual.

As we strive for continuous improvement, we remain dedicated to nurturing a safe, inclusive, and engaging atmosphere that prepares our students for a successful future.

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The community and the staff of the Hawthorne School District are committed to providing a rigorous standards-based educational program to its students. Students are challenged and encouraged to excel in all curricular areas. The staff aspires to encourage continuous individual development and a lifetime love of learning, and prepare students to be successful in a culturally diverse society.

Hawthorne School District is dedicated to educational excellence and the continuous academic growth of all students. Located in Southern California’s Los Angeles basin, minutes from the Los Angeles International Airport, the Hawthorne School District educates over 7,000 pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade students in the diverse urban community of Hawthorne. Founded in 1907, the District is proud of its long tradition of academic excellence. There are currently seven elementary schools, three middle schools, and a charter high school in the District. All schools follow a modified traditional school calendar. The District’s high school, Hawthorne Mathematics and Science Academy, opened in the 2003-04 school year and offers a rigorous, college-preparatory program. Students from Hawthorne School District not attending the charter high school attend high schools in the Centinela Valley Union High School District.