News & Announcements



PARENT UNIVERSITY is a partnership with community agencies and organizations to offer free training and family activities that will give parents new or additional skills, knowledge, and resources. Workshops and classes will engage parents in innovative and meaningful ways for learning.



Graduates from 1997 – present, if you have not picked up your diploma, they will no longer be available after December 15, 2015.  You are to contact the Records Department via Phone:  310.263.4433 or to make arrangements to get your diploma.


Mondays and Thursdays beginning Thursday, October 1st.

Classes will be held from 3:00PM-5:30PM in room 14-3. Computers will be available during class.

Classes are available on a first come first serve basis.

Attention Visitors:

Visitors and volunteers are welcome at our school. The site administrators are responsible for managing involvement of volunteers and visitors at Hawthorne High School, and for ensuring that the activities of visitors and volunteers do not result in undue disruption of the instructional program.

Measles Information

Measles (rubeola) is a highly contagious viral disease that spreads from person to person by respiratory droplets.

Students and staff must help prevent measles from entering school campuses. Common signs and symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough, conjunctivitis (pink eye) and a rash all over the body. Severe complications are rare but may include pneumonia, encephalitis (swelling around the brain) and even death.

Vaccination with two doses of measles-containing vaccine is the most safe and effective way to prevent the disease. Studies show that 99% of persons who receive two doses of measles vaccine develop immunity (protection against the disease).

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Phyllis Buchanan

Michelle Cervana

Jack Foreman

Rony Romero

Loretta Cota

College & Career Readiness Academies

International Baccalaureate Program

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Hawthorne High School is for students aged 16 to 19 and is a demanding two-year curriculum leading to final examinations and a qualification that is welcomed by leading universities around the world.

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 Visual And Performing Arts

The School of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) identifies and nurtures the artistic instincts of our students to build a collaborative and creative community through a rigorous artistic, career technical education, and standards-based academic curriculum with a variety of artistic disciplines.

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. Mark Newell, Principal

Dr. Rosalyn Varee, Associate Principal

Dr. Tania Cabeza, Associate Principal

Ms. Jill Waggoner, Associate Principal