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California Gold Ribbon School 2015

Gold Ribbon School 2015

Title I Academic Achievement Award for 2012-13

7 Years in a row!

Member CIF Southern Section

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*** HMSA: California Dept. of Education Golden Ribbon School - US NEWS and World Report "Best High Schools 2014 Gold Medal" -

Hawthorne Academy of Math and Science seniors among last class of Gates Millennium Scholars

Brad Graverson/Daily Breeze Staff Photographer. Read the full article by Megan Barnes of the Daily Breeze here.


Kimberly R. won $1000 from Lockheed Martin. MESA advisor Mrs. Latigay with the plaque awarded to HMSA as 'The Most Active MESA High School of the Year" during the gala ceremony at the USC Galen Center. CONGRATULATIONS HMSA MESA students and MESA Advisor Mrs. Latigay!


Ms. Crystal Davis: 2016 NCSE Grand Canyon Teacher Scholarship winner!


Congratulations to scholarship winners, Brandon Haught and Crystal Davis. They will receive an eight-day raft trip through the Grand Canyon. Lesson plans created by these teachers will be made available for other teachers to use. Read the full story here.

HMSA: Recipient of the California College and Career Transition Award recipient for the 2016 ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign.


HMSA's Esau Berumen Among the 30 Most Influential California High School Principals
Mometrix Test Preparation posted who they believe to be the 30 Most Influential California High School Principals. A system was devised in which “points” were awarded to each principal based on a wide variety of data available to the public, including national and state awards, national and state “rankings,” average SAT scores, ‘college readiness,’ and more. After the data was gathered and sorted, “points” were then awarded and tallied. 

Coming in at #26 is Mr. Esau Berumen of Hawthorne Math and Science Academy. Since stepping into his current role, Principal Berumen has been an integral part of his school being  honored by U.S. News & World Report who recognized HMSA with two different accolades, naming  the school the 12th most ‘college ready’ high school in California and one of the top 30 overall  schools in the state. The California Department of Education also awarded Principal Berumen and his  school with a 2015 California Gold Ribbon School award, one of the best accolades a California high  school can receive.

Congratulations to Principal Berumen and Hawthorne Math and Science Academy!

HMSA Recognized by the California Department of Education

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 
2015 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award 

Honoring outstanding, innovative schools throughout California

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced that 193 middle schools and 180 high schools have been honored under the state's new Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program, which is temporarily taking the place of the California Distinguished Schools Program.

"These schools are academically successful, vibrant, and innovative centers of learning and teaching," Torlakson said. "They provide great examples of the things educators are doing right—embracing rigorous academic standards, providing excellence and creativity in teaching, and creating a positive school climate."

The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to honor schools in place of the California Distinguished Schools Program, which is on hiatus while California creates new assessment and accountability systems. 

Read full news release here.

HMSA Teacher Receives Top Honor 

Each year at their annual celebration the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) honors one teacher from each of their program offices and worldwide partner programs. On March 25th Timothy Dura, who is being honored for his innovative approach to teaching the NFTE curriculum, will represent Los Angeles at the NFTE Global Showcase at Gotham Hall in New York City. NFTE's mission is to globalize students' thinking and encourage them to reach beyond themselves and become the business leaders of tomorrow. Congratulations, Mr. Dura!

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Mr. Dura was recognized for receiving his NFTE award at the May 14th, 2015 Hawthorne School District Board Meeting


HMSA made US News Top 100 High Schools again in 2015!





Hawthorne School District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination based on gender, actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, or age, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.  If you believe you have been discriminated against, immediately contact the principal, designee at the school office or District Office at (310) 676-2276.

Los programas y actividades del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Hawthorne serán libres de discriminación basado en género, sexo real o percibido, orientación sexual, raza, color, religión, ascendencia, origen nacional, identificación de grupo étnico, estado civil o paternal, incapacidad física o mental, edad, o en base a la asociación de una persona con alguna otra persona o grupo que tenga una o varias de estas características reales o percibidas.  Si usted cree que ha sido discriminado, comuníquese inmediatamente con el director o persona asignada en la oficina de la escuela o del Distrito, al (310) 676-2276.

Mission Statement

"HMSA is committed to preparing all students--regardless of gender, ethnicity, primary language or special needs status--for future success. Our challenging program prepares all students for university and career success through a rigorous, standards-based curriculum within a safe and cooperative learning community. All students will develop advanced math, science, and communication skills and have the opportunity to enroll in Advanced Placement courses to gain an academic advantage in their university and career paths. Results of formative and summative assessments provide opportunities for accountability, reflection, recognition, and growth. All students will be held to the same high expectations and provided resources and support to ensure success based on their academic and social needs. In order to progress, the input and participation of all school community members is encouraged and valued through a collaborative process."