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CALLING ALL STAFF, PARENTS, AND STUDENTS!  Please share your ideas about technology, science, and 21st Century Skills through the Speak Up national online survey. The collected input will help your school make more informed decisions about technology, classes, and programs. Let your voice be heard TODAY!  Surveys are 100% confidential and can be completed until December 18, 2015. Please take the national SPEAK UP survey at http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2015 - select PARENT, search for SCHOOL ZIP CODE and complete.
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2016 SRLA Finishers



College & Career Readiness Academies

Technical Arts & Design Academy

The Technical Arts & Design Academy prepares students for a four-year university program or entry-level positions in the field of Technical Arts and Design. Pathways include Furniture Design, Fashion Design, Set Design or Graphic Arts.

School of Manufacturing & Engineering

The Hawthorne High School of Manufacturing and Engineering is committed to providing a strong foundation in mathematics and science and developing innovators who design and implement practical solutions to meet the ever-changing societal challenges of today and tomorrow. The engineering program involves rigorous, relevant lessons that engage students with hands-on learning projects that provide high-level outcomes to interesting problems. Students are provided skill sets that are needed in this industry, bringing our students to mastery in the areas of 3-D computer design, CNC machining and robotics. The 2012 Team 207 Metalcrafters won 2nd place in the FIRST Robotics World Championship!

School of Criminal Justice

The School of Criminal Justice promotes knowledge of and respect for the law and will help transform students into civically responsible citizens who may become leaders in their community. Criminal Justice students will develop an understanding of ethics, morals and legal services while being exposed to experiences that explore equality, justice, discipline, awareness, community involvement, civic duties and responsibilities. The coursework will prepare students for college entry or an entry level position in the criminal justice field including: law enforcement, judicial system, counseling, correctional officers, morticians, and crime scene investigators.


Dr. Vanessa Landesfeind, Principal

Dr. Tania Cabeza, Associate Principal

Dr. Alma Castro, Associate Principal

Dr. Paolo Deguzman, Associate Principal

News & Announcements

Homecoming 2017

Our homecoming dance will be on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 7pm until 11:30pm at Hawthorne High School. Tickets are $25 each. All non HHS student require a Guest Permission Form.


On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, starting at 8am (come early, please, 7:45 is great), we encourage all fathers to take their children to school and stay for a few activities. Activities will include having fathers and father figures assist in morning supervision, a welcome breakfast, and other school activities. For more information about the Million Father March - Dad's Day on Campus, please contact the Hawthorne Parent Center at (310) 263-4497 or submit on online reservation at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MillionFatherHW.

School Site Council Elections

We need parents to serve on our School Site Council. If interested, please print and complete a nomination form and return to the Parent Center by Tuesday, September 12, 2017! SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL ELECTIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON WED, SEP 13TH AT BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT!

Important ELPAC Information!!

The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) Field Tests: Here’s what you need to know.


Las Evaluaciones de Campo de habilidades del Idioma Inglés de California (ELPAC) iniciarán pronto: La siguiente información es lo que debe saber.

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