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Mission and Vision

District Mission StatementThe Hawthorne Public School District will provide a safe and challenging learning environment that develops the whole child academically, behaviorally, socially, and emotionally. In doing so, students are able to reach their maximum potential in a supportive and inclusive school community that welcomes all students, staff, and families to be their authentic selves. Hawthorne students are empowered to develop heightened communication skills, demonstrate knowledge of citizenship and economic responsibility, make meaningful connections and function successfully as active participants in a complex, changing global world community.

District Vision Statement

The Hawthorne Public School District believes that education encourages the development of a self-directed, socially conscious, and authentic individual who is capable of continued growth toward maximum potential. As an integral part of public education, the curriculum is responsive to our ever-expanding and evolving global society. The Hawthorne Public School District stresses lifelong learning that encourages students to think critically and creatively, to appreciate aesthetic experiences, to develop a positive self-image, and to respect and value individual differences and embrace cultural diversity.

Hawthorne Public School District and the greater community have the joint responsibility of creating a suitable climate for learning. The schools, in an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation, offer programs to stimulate all students to explore and to exercise fully the capabilities of both mind and body. The community has the responsibility to help create and provide the environment and facilities that foster a desire to learn.