Hawthorne Math and Science Academy

Overview

Student Enrollment
565
Best High School in California
#24
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Hawthorne
Type Public
 Phone (310)973-8184
 Location 4467 W. BRd.way
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Charter School Yes

Hawthorne Math and Science Academy has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 24th in the best public high schools in California.

Racial Demographics

The Hawthorne Math and Science Academy student body is mostly Hispanic with a smaller Asian Pacific population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White3.9%22
Black9%51
Hispanic74.3%420
Asian Pacific10.6%60
Native American Indian0%0
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.9%5
Two or more races1.2%7

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Lower 26.7%

66% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, Hawthorne Math and Science Academy students are largely lower-middle income and rank 934th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman172
Sophomore154
Junior128
Senior111
Total565

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
86%
Rank in California
15th
Rating
10 out of 10

Students at Hawthorne Math and Science Academy scored an average 86% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 2.1% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls70% to 74%*90% to 94%*
Boys80% to 89%*90% or more*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander50% or more*50% or more*
Black50% or more*50% or more*
Hispanic70% to 74%*95% or more*
Multiracialsuppressed*suppressed*
Whitesuppressed*suppressed*
With Disabilitessuppressed*suppressed*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1088

The average SAT score for Hawthorne Math and Science Academy students in 2016 was 1088.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
97%
Rank in California
23rd
Rating
10 out of 10

233 out of 239 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (97%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 3% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
32%
AP Pass Rank in California
161st
AP Pass Rate Rating
8 out of 10

Hawthorne Math and Science Academy offers 12 AP courses. 32 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 83% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Hawthorne Math and Science Academy had 171 taking AP exams with a 139 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 82% percentile and well above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 81% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 32% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 7%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 8%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 32%
AP Courses Offered 12

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.4%2
Boys0.8%2
Girls0%0

Location

Hawthorne Math and Science Academy
4467 W. BRd.way
Hawthorne, CA
90250
(310)973-8184

10 out of 10 1

District

Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA