About Hawthorne

  • Our District's Mission
    Every day, Oklahoma City Public Schools will ignite a passion for learning in every child, invite families to engage, and inspire respectful and trusting relationships with our diverse community. 

    School Hours
    8:20 am - 3:10 pm

    School Principal
    Melinda Elms

    Assitant Principal
    Greg Worley

    Serves students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 4th

    School Mascot: Hawks

    Established in 1911

    What's In a Name
    Novelist and short story writer, Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 8, 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts. As a young man, he attended Bowdoin College and after graduation, he returned home to pursue his writing career.

    For nearly 20 years, his work received no popular support, so he worked in the Boston Customs House to support himself and his family. In 1842, he married Sophia Peabody. With the publication of The Scarlet Letter in 1850, Hawthorne finally received public acclaim for his work.

    His writing is praised for his precise and simple style and for his investigations of the problems of moral and social responsibility. His dislike of intolerance, hypocrisy and greed shows throughout his work. Hawthorne died on May 19, 1864.

    Other School Facts

    • Located in Board District 4
    • US Congressional District 5
    • State Senate District 46
    • State House District 88
    • County Commissioner District 1
    • City County Ward OKC 6


    I am a Hawthorne Hawk.
    I have great expectations for myself. 
    I accept the challenge to become the best that I can be.
    I accept the responsibility for my behavior and its results.
    I do not have the right to interfere with the learning and well being of others. 
    It is my duty to do my best at all times.       
    The education I receive today, will make me a leader of tomorrow.