Hawthorne Avenue School

From the Desk of H. Grady James IV, Principal


Dear Hawthorne Avenue Parents:


Welcome to the Hawthorne Avenue School Family! We are extremely excited to have another opportunity to bring out the educational best in your child as we provide a safe, structured and stimulating learning environment for them. This year’s school wide goals will be:

  • Improve Student Achievement
  • Improve School and Classroom Culture
  • Increase Parental Involvement


Holding fast to the notion that, “A parent is the child’s first teacher,” we understand that we cannot accomplish our school goals and maximize your child’s potential without your help. To that end, I implore you to speak with your child often about the importance of putting their education first, being prepared for learning everyday with an attitude and a focus that will guarantee academic growth!

The staff at Hawthorne Avenue School loves true parental involvement and wants you to participate in your child’s education. We welcome you to come in to speak with administration and teachers on Back to School Night, Parent-Teacher Conference Nights, and during teacher preparation periods. Classroom instruction will not be interrupted for parent-teacher conferences, as instruction is the most critical component of student academic growth.

Vice Principal Porter and I will be available for questions and/or concerns daily. Please remember that our first priority is student achievement. If you need to speak with us, please make an appointment in the main office.

The administrative staff is here to assist and support your efforts. We are looking forward to a great school year and are ecstatic about this year’s leg in the journey towards “Excellence Without Exception!”

Educationally Yours,

H. Grady James IV-Principal