44 out of 10GreatSchools

Hawthorne High School

Hawthorne, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades 9-12
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  • Enrollment: 1844


Hawthorne High School
4859 West El Segundo Boulevard
Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 263-4400
Hawthorne High School is located in Hawthorne, CA and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 4 out of 10
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Reviews12 Reviews

Hawthorne has had a bad image in the past, but it has done wonders to turn it around. There are many programs in place dedicated to supporting students and their needs. Some of these programs include after-school tutoring, therapy, intervention specialists, ELD support, AP classes, academies, etc. The school district also offers teachers regular professional development (some required and some optional). The majority of teachers on this campus are passionate educators who truly care about the students. For the most part, the students at the school are happy to be here and ready to learn.
My kids had a good experience at this school. They were well rounded students. Although they were accepted to surrounding charter school, I wanted to give them the full high school experience. Now they are both of to college.
This school has improved significantly in the past years. The infrastructure received a much needed face lift. The academics have improved notably due to the dedication of teachers. College tutors are available to all students throughout the week in the library. The school has adopted a more modern approach and continues to show its potential. I am a former student and also a community member.
Most of the teachers are really bad, they don't put effort into their students and work. At this school, the teachers are either horrible, or if you're lucky, wonderful. I've been in classes where the teacher had loads of grammatical errors in their PowerPoint, faithfully. And the secretaries in the office are THE WORST. Lazy beyond belief. When I first enrolled into the school, they gave me and my mom the run around for at least a week when people came in for the first full week of school. They'd say, come back tomorrow, and you can finish getting this and that done, so that another secretary could be burdened by it since there were lots of students enrolling, but it was always morning time. Counselors have lost my papers for specific things, and since they didn't want to fill out paperwork for me to switch to Lloyd, they've said Lloyd isn't accepting or even Lloyd won't allow you because of absences. I've even had a counselor tell me come and see me tomorrow, then take off work the day of the appointment. When I was being transferred to be homeschooled, they tried to hold my transfers hostage saying I'd have to attend for x amount of days, when it was for money from the district.
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