About Us

Principal's Message

Welcome to Hawthorne Elementary School! It's a privilege to be the principal of such a charming and successful school in beautiful San Luis Obispo. We are proud to have a culturally diverse student body where tolerance, respect, and hard work are modeled by all - students, staff, and parents. We really do have with the friendliest kids and the most dedicated staff in town. Our programs and curriculum are both challenging and exciting. Our partnership with Cal Poly School of Education allows us to provide after school reading instruction and Homework Fun Clubs throughout the year. We have had a lot of success with programs such as Soar Academy, noon league sports, "Cuddle Up with a Book Night", International Faire, Science Faire, Family Math Night, and more. Come by and visit us in person, we are located at 2125 Story St.

- James McMillen, Principal

See our school at work.

A Map To Our School

Our School's Vision

The Hawthorne Elementary School community produces students who are successful learners and make positive contributions to our community. We have high expectations for all our students and each other. We expect all students to be successful in reaching or surpassing their grade level standards of proficiency. We promote and develop social and emotional well being. Teachers, staff, administration, parents, and community partners are dedicated to these endeavors.