School Details

Hawthorne Elementary School

624 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 229-3675
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 677 students 15 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

86%
79%
56%
88%
82%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Beverly Hills Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
72%
46%
98%
86%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Beverly Hills Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

99%
84%
65%
100%
87%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Beverly Hills Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
83%
60%
90%
85%
65%
91%
85%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Beverly Hills Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
87%
60%
80%
79%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Beverly Hills Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
81%
60%
83%
74%
52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Beverly Hills Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
80%
50%
78%
85%
57%
42%
47%
31%
80%
84%
52%
94%
87%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Beverly Hills Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hawthorne Elementary School is a public middle school in Beverly Hills. The principal of Hawthorne Elementary School is Toni Staser, who can be contacted at tstaser@bhusd.org. 677 children attend Hawthorne Elementary School and are mostly Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 11% of the Hawthorne Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 3% of the 677 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Hawthorne Elementary School is 15:1. Good Shepherd Catholic School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 82% 73%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 5%
Unspecified 2% 3%
Multiracial 1% %
Filipino 0.9% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 4554%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.04%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3% 7%
Limited English proficiency 11% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I am involved in the education of my child and in my book this is the #1 matter of concern. Recently we moved and began at Hawthorne Elementary Beverly Hills. I find the change drastically lowered the curve and communication in the school continues to be a cause for asking for money. I appropriate funding necessities and for that they get an A+; I have an overflow of notices for fund raisers and events outside of the classroom every day and often two or three in my email. I care about the work in class. There was a problem & I was not notified until it escalated to a serious issue. As educators and staff there is a disconnect from caring about teaching and ensuring the fundraising shine.s Music starts later than low budget school districts close by; 6th not 4th. After 1 1/2 years of continuous play I had no offer to carry on for my child but was ordered to hold until next year. That along with no teacher contact makes us miss the perks of the other district. The students are lovely. If the employees could be at equal level then I would raise the score. I expected better but they are not in conformity with our experience.

  • (10 months ago)

    Very sad to be posting this but I wish I was warned before I moved into this district. There is no focus on the "whole child" or community. This school's focus is the API score. My child scored in the 100th percentile on the API test but then took the iSEE test (which is what private school kids take) and only scored in the 50th percentile. This is not an education it's test prep for one test. The administration seems enamored with technology (likely because the new standardizing testing will be computerized) so the kids spend hours each week playing games on ipads and computers. The teachers use movies (non educational ones) as a babysitter at least weekly and often more. The kids are not allowed to run at recess and they have no full time PE teacher. There is no care/ concern for physical health or exercise at this school. There are some wonderful teachers but unfortunately they are the exception not the rule. If you are considering this school I would recommend parking on Rexford drive at 3pm on a school day to watch the staff children and parents at pick up. That will give you a feel for the kind of organization and community you can expect at Hawthorne.

  • (2 years ago)

    5 stars for the administration teachers and staff----1 star for lack of community. Like the other post we feel ostracized for not being the same race & religion of people who attend the school. There is NO warmth or welcoming spirit from the parents---unless you are part of their culture. They don't even smile or say hi to you! They're so snooty. It is unfortunate because we love the teachers. However we'd like to be a part of a school culture that is nice and not so mean and entitled. Life is too short to waste time on the "entitled" and egotistical "privileged"-- and we're happy to be leaving next school year!

  • (2 years ago)

    The school is 100 % for rich Iranian Jewish people. The kids talk Hebrew and do not play with my daughter who is Christian. She is depressed and she cannot makes friends. And the school is asking for money donations every single day donations starting with $500. You receive phone calls everyday to participate in donations and giving away activities. At one point you feel embarassed to the teachers. If you cannot afford to give donations they isolate your child. At one point they asked me why I am bringing my child to school so early in the morning. I answered "some people work for a living have jobs". This is a school for people who does not need to work or those who have baby sitters. They ask you to participate in all kind of activities and it is not possible if you have a real job. The academic part is really good but this is not a school for white caucasians asians or other races. I start to believe that not being a Jewish in Beverly Hills is like a stigma. Me and my husband are making efforts to pay an expensive rent in order to give our daughter a good education. But it is not enough if you don't have the ego and the money of Iranians.

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers at Hawthorne are professional caring and expect high standards from their students. The music teacher is incredible. Mrs. Brilliant Mrs. Thomas Mrs. Timmerman Ms. LeBlanc are all at the top of their field. The after-school activities are plentiful and my children also participate in the science and math olympiads. The principal Mrs. Schaffer is very engaged and communicates very well with parents and children alike. Her follow-up is impeccable.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son went to Hawthorne for one year of Kindergarten and it was enough to realize that it wasn't the right school for him... and us. Hawthorne might have a high API but it doesn't offer a diverse (race and religious) environment. Some teachers have very little experience in the field parents are not involved and there isn't a sense of community. This is a school that thinks 'by the book' and doesn't encourage creative thinking.

  • (4 years ago)

    As a Hawthorne alumna and a current parent of a 3rd grader I am very pleased with the education and care my son has received. He thrives at this school because of the teachers and the specialists there. In particular my child has been helped tremendously by Sherry Mobasseri his speech-language therapist. She is amazing!! She has given my child help that he will benefit from his entire life.

  • (5 years ago)

    We have the most amazing teachers staff and administration. Our families are active and supportive!

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers Administrators and Families are all very nice. I love Hawthorne school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I like this school Staffs teachers parents and students they all like a family.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is awful. The children use foul language which is overseen by the staff. There is little to no interaction from teachers to parents and I would never recommend this school from 3rd grade on up.

  • (7 years ago)

    i think the school is good and i really like my daughters kindergarden teacher and my daughter likes her too.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son finished 7th grade this past year and he has had a wonderful experience at Hawthorne. His English science and social studies teachers were terrific. In particular his math teacher was awesome! Mr. Schmidt could really relate to the kids and turned a child from hating math to loving it. Thank you Mr. Schmidt!!!

  • (9 years ago)

    The preschool program is very structured and well provisioned. The barbecues are fun. The snacks nutritious and the kids are in a secure enviorment.

  • (9 years ago)

    The Principal Assistant Principal and teachers are all top notch. I am very happy with the quality of education my kids are receiving. There is a happy feeling about the school which was not the case at the LAUSD school we were at before. Unfortunately Beverly Hills schools do not have the full STAR onsite program. After seeing the joy & comeraderie that this program brings the kids in LAUSD and the convenience for parents - we really miss it.

  • (9 years ago)

    Quality of academic programs - average. Music - available. Art sports not available. Level of parent involvement - average.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is improving steadily. We have an amazing Principal and Asst. Principal who work incredibly hard to raise morale maintain a solid teaching staff and work with their resources. Parent participation should be better but I believe as the school improves more of the neighborhood parents will choose to send their kids.

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Overall score

(based on 19 ratings & reviews)

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