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Hawthorne School District

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

    Superintendent's Message

    Thank You Alexandre Monteiro!
    Alexandre Monteiro

    Mr. Alexandre Monteiro has served the students and families of the Hawthorne School District as a Trustee since December of 2007. Mr. Monteiro’s service to the District began long before this as a partner and advocate for our students. He was instrumental in executing a grant that created Moneta Gardens Improvement, Incorporated. This nonprofit community-based organization works to educate families to promote a safe and healthy community. His commitment to education is steadfast, providing preschool education to children each year to ensure a successful start to their school career.

    Mr. Monteiro will be leaving the Board of Trustees to continue his community service as a City Councilmember. He was elected to his seat in November 2018. We are grateful for Mr. Monteiro and his unwavering commitment to the Hawthorne School District. We know that our relationship with Mr. Monteiro will continue as a community partner and advocate for students. We wish Mr. Monteiro continued success in his new role. Thank you, Mr. Monteiro!

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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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      Special Board Meeting  January 23rd, 6:00 pm - Boardroom

      Special Board Meeting  January 24th, 6:00 pm - Boardroom

      Board Meeting
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      Superintendent  Helen Morgan

      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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