Hawthorne Public School District (31-2100)

Hawthorne Public School District

Dear Resident:

Welcome to the Hawthorne Public Schools 2015-16 New Jersey Report Card. The Hawthorne Schools are a partnership between residents, parents, teachers, administrators, and students. The school-family works together to provide a successful learning experience for all students in Hawthorne.

Administrators and teachers consistently update district curriculum and programs to remain on the cutting edge of educational issues. Staff development and support is extensive and on-going throughout the school year. Our schools have strong and supportive parent associations and the relationship between the schools and municipal government is excellent.

Below is the Hawthorne School District Mission Statement and Philosophy Statement as developed by the Hawthorne Board of Education. It is the foundation by which our district operates and provides services.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Hawthorne Public School District is to provide a safe and challenging learning environment that fosters a love of learning. In doing so, pupils shall be able to reach their maximum potential in accordance with their specific individual needs, abilities and talents. By providing meaningful experiences, Hawthorne students will develop heightened communication skills, acquire knowledge of citizenship and economic responsibility, make meaningful connections and function successfully as active participants in a complex, changing global world community.

District Philosophy Statement

The philosophy of the Hawthorne Public School District reflects the belief that education encourages the development of a self-directed, aware, and integrated individual who is capable of continued growth toward maximum potential. In addition to an education that stresses lifelong 21st century skills, the Hawthorne School District encourages pupils to think critically and creatively, to appreciate aesthetic experiences, to develop a positive self-image, to respect fellow human beings, and to be prepared for useful participation in society. As an integral part of public education, the curriculum is responsive to the sociological, technological, and civic changes in our ever expanding and evolving global society.

The schools 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 pupils to explore and to exercise fully the capabilities of both mind and body. The community has the responsibility for helping to create and provide the environment and facilities that foster a desire to learn.

Please feel free to visit our district web-site at www.hawthorne.k12.nj.us
for further information. As always, please feel free to contact the individual schools if you have any questions or concerns.