Hawthorne Elementary School

Summary:

Hawthorne Elementary School is a public elementary school serving grades PK-5 in Hastings, Nebraska, with 332 students and a student-teacher ratio of 12.8. The school stands out for its relatively strong academic performance, particularly in math and science, but faces challenges with declining racial diversity and inconsistent performance over time.

Hawthorne Elementary outperforms the Hastings Public Schools district and the state of Nebraska in several key test score metrics, including 3rd grade ELA, 4th grade math, and 5th grade science. However, the school has seen a steady decrease in the percentage of non-white students over the past three years, from 22.06% in 2020-2021 to 27.41% in 2022-2023. Additionally, Hawthorne Elementary's statewide ranking has fluctuated over the years, suggesting inconsistent academic performance.

Compared to nearby schools, Hawthorne Elementary has higher test scores and a lower percentage of free/reduced lunch recipients than Alcott Elementary, but lower test scores and a higher percentage of free/reduced lunch recipients than Raymond A. Watson Elementary and Adams Central Elementary. The school's higher spending per student and higher proportion of low-income students suggest that additional resources may be needed to support student success.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 2200 W 9th St
       Hastings, NE  68901-3698


(402) 461-7540

District: Hastings Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
290th of 459 Nebraska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,482 Help


Students who attend Hawthorne Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Hastings Middle School
High:    Hastings Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.8 Help
Number of students:  332

Racial breakdown:

White:
72.6%
Hispanic:
23.2%
Two or more races:
2.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  49.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Hawthorne Elementary School ranks worse than 63.2% of elementary schools in Nebraska. It also ranks first among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Hastings Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 41.45. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Hawthorne Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Hastings Public Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (72.6%), Hispanic (23.2%), two or more races (2.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 49.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hawthorne Elementary School is 12.8, which is the highest among 5 elementary schools in the Hastings Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hawthorne Elementary School is $14,482, which is the lowest among 5 elementary schools in the Hastings Public Schools District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Hawthorne Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Hawthorne Elementary School 290th of 459 Nebraska public elementary schools. (See Hawthorne Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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White students:


Hastings Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Hastings Public Schools 195th of 212 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Hawthorne Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Hawthorne Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 73.49 77th 418 81.6%
2007 63.61 166th 430 61.4%
2008 66.61 131st 478 72.6%
2009 62.63 173rd 471 63.3%
2010 50.44 285th 502 43.2%
2011 57.17 201st 473 57.5%
2012 44.25 298th 480 37.9%
2013 44.56 297th 485 38.8%
2014 45.05 290th 483 40.0%
2015 49.00 258th 488 47.1%
2016 53.00 234th 480 51.3%
2017 52.45 230th 459 49.9%
2018 40.05 293rd 450 34.9%
2019 48.50 243rd 452 46.2%
2021 41.53 277th 442 37.3%
2022 47.47 247th 457 46.0%
2023 41.45 290th 459 36.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Hawthorne Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 49.15 22nd 43 48.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Hawthorne Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.40 138th 281 50.9%
2019 43.36 183rd 298 38.6%
2021 43.65 161st 264 39.0%
2022 55.44 116th 259 55.2%
2023 38.08 215th 312 31.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Hawthorne Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.33 197th 341 42.2%
2019 50.89 164th 349 53.0%
2021 39.40 203rd 318 36.2%
2022 38.98 196th 337 41.8%
2023 36.71 224th 349 35.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Hawthorne Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.00 244th 347 29.7%
2019 43.18 220th 367 40.1%
2021 37.02 221st 328 32.6%
2022 50.72 175th 356 50.8%
2023 42.84 215th 366 41.3%
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Rank History for White students at Hawthorne Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.42 271st 391 30.7%
2019 43.52 223rd 391 43.0%
2021 32.08 277th 368 24.7%
2022 33.12 276th 388 28.9%
2023 32.43 276th 385 28.3%
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Data source: test scores: Nebraska Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Hawthorne Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Nebraska Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Hawthorne Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 342 0 7 1 1 n/a n/a 0 351
1989 330 0 3 1 1 n/a n/a 0 335
1990 321 0 2 1 3 n/a n/a 0 327
1991 316 0 3 4 1 n/a n/a 0 324
1992 316 0 2 3 4 n/a n/a 0 325
1993 342 3 6 2 2 n/a n/a 0 355
1994 345 1 4 3 2 n/a n/a 0 355
1995 388 2 6 6 5 n/a n/a 0 407
1996 388 2 6 6 5 n/a n/a 0 407
1997 354 2 5 10 7 n/a n/a 0 378
1998 343 3 6 17 10 n/a n/a 0 379
1999 329 3 5 9 4 n/a n/a 9 359
2000 311 7 5 18 5 n/a n/a 0 346
2001 336 4 7 18 4 n/a n/a 0 369
2002 309 7 8 32 5 n/a n/a 0 361
2003 309 7 8 32 5 n/a n/a 0 361
2004 312 7 11 38 1 n/a n/a 0 369
2005 318 6 12 35 1 n/a n/a 0 372
2006 333 2 13 45 0 n/a n/a 0 393
2007 331 3 15 39 1 n/a n/a 0 389
2008 332 4 14 54 0 n/a n/a 0 404
2009 307 3 10 44 0 n/a n/a 0 364
2010 341 6 6 49 4 n/a n/a 0 406
2011 331 6 5 47 6 0 10 0 405
2012 342 9 7 48 2 0 10 0 418
2013 329 7 6 48 4 0 5 0 399
2014 285 3 4 35 4 0 7 0 338
2015 270 1 2 32 1 0 10 0 316
2016 246 0 2 41 0 0 13 0 302
2017 297 2 1 54 0 1 18 0 373
2018 301 1 3 43 2 0 15 0 365
2019 328 1 3 50 2 0 14 0 398
2020 313 0 3 62 0 1 20 0 399
2021 325 0 3 70 0 0 19 0 417
2022 299 4 2 74 1 3 13 0 396
2023 241 4 0 77 0 2 8 0 332

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Hawthorne Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 351 19.3 18.1 15.1
1989 335 19.9 16.8 15.2
1990 327 20.0 16.3 16.2
1991 324 19.6 16.5 15.7
1992 325 19.6 16.5 16.9
1993 355 21.1 16.8 18.3
1994 355 21.8 16.3 18.9
1995 407 21.5 18.9 9.8
1996 407 21.5 18.9 9.8
1997 378 22.1 17.1 9
1998 379 21.3 17.8 13.7
1999 359 21.4 16.8 15.7
2000 346 20.9 16.6 15
2001 369 22.7 16.3 16.3
2002 361 21.1 17.1 16.6
2003 361 21.1 17.1 16.6
2004 369 20.9 17.7 21.7
2005 372 21.4 17.4 23.7
2006 393 22.3 17.6 29
2007 389 24.6 15.8 29.8
2008 404 24.2 16.7 30.4
2009 364 21.7 16.8 34.1
2010 406 24.2 16.7 34
2011 405 24.3 16.6 36
2012 418 24.5 16.9 41.4
2013 399 24.5 16.2 43.6
2014 338 22.3 15.0 49.7
2015 316 21.0 15.0 46.2
2016 302 21.0 14.3 46.7
2017 373 25.7 14.4 47.2
2018 365 25.4 14.3 46.3
2019 398 26.4 15.0 50
2020 399 25.2 15.8 52.9
2021 417 28.5 14.5 54.4
2022 396 29.3 13.5 53.3
2023 332 25.7 12.8 49.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Hawthorne Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 351 19.3 18.1 15.1
1989 335 19.9 16.8 15.2
1990 327 20.0 16.3 16.2
1991 324 19.6 16.5 15.7
1992 325 19.6 16.5 16.9
1993 355 21.1 16.8 18.3
1994 355 21.8 16.3 18.9
1995 407 21.5 18.9 9.8
1996 407 21.5 18.9 9.8
1997 378 22.1 17.1 9
1998 379 21.3 17.8 13.7
1999 359 21.4 16.8 15.7
2000 346 20.9 16.6 15
2001 369 22.7 16.3 16.3
2002 361 21.1 17.1 16.6
2003 361 21.1 17.1 16.6
2004 369 20.9 17.7 21.7
2005 372 21.4 17.4 23.7
2006 393 22.3 17.6 29
2007 389 24.6 15.8 29.8
2008 404 24.2 16.7 30.4
2009 364 21.7 16.8 34.1
2010 406 24.2 16.7 34
2011 405 24.3 16.6 36
2012 418 24.5 16.9 41.4
2013 399 24.5 16.2 43.6
2014 338 22.3 15.0 49.7
2015 316 21.0 15.0 46.2
2016 302 21.0 14.3 46.7
2017 373 25.7 14.4 47.2
2018 365 25.4 14.3 46.3
2019 398 26.4 15.0 50
2020 399 25.2 15.8 52.9
2021 417 28.5 14.5 54.4
2022 396 29.3 13.5 53.3
2023 332 25.7 12.8 49.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Hawthorne Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,075 (8.2%) $10,804 (82.8%) $13,047
2020 $1,341 (10.3%) $10,667 (82.2%) $12,977
2021 $1,185 (5.5%) $10,711 (49.8%) $21,495
2022 $2,061 (14.3%) $11,182 (77.5%) $14,421
2023 $1,469 (10.1%) $11,343 (78.3%) $14,482

Data source: Nebraska Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Hawthorne Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 243rd of 452 Elementary schoolsRanks 290th of 459 Elementary schools
 9.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hawthorne Elementary School)6045
 15%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hastings Public Schools)5856
 2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5663
 7%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Hawthorne Elementary School)6242
 20%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hastings Public Schools)5238
 14%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5558
 3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Hawthorne Elementary School)6454
 10%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Hastings Public Schools)5245
 7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5855
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Hawthorne Elementary School)5163
 12%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hastings Public Schools)3641
 5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5158
 7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Hawthorne Elementary School)2952
 23%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Hastings Public Schools)3645
 9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)4856
 8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Hawthorne Elementary School)5461
 7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hastings Public Schools)4649
 3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5465
 11%
5th Grade Science (Hawthorne Elementary School)6582
 17%
   5th Grade Science (Hastings Public Schools)6370
 7%
   5th Grade Science (Nebraska)6876
 8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students398332
 16.6%
African American14
 300%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian30
 100%
Hispanic5077
 54%
Pacific Islander02
White328241
 26.5%
Two or More Races148
 42.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients50%49.1%
 0.9%


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Hawthorne Elementary School ranks 290th of 459 Nebraska elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Hawthorne Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Hastings Middle School
High : Hastings Senior High School

Students at Hawthorne Elementary School are 73% White, 23% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, 1% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 332 students attended Hawthorne Elementary School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Nebraska Department of Education.

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