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George Hawkins Elementary S.M.A.R.T. School is a Title I school located at 526 Forrest Street in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  In 2018-2019, it served 284 students in grades PreK-5th. We currently serve approximately 300 students.  The motto at Hawkins Elementary School is, "I have a purpose, I have a plan, I have a position, possibilities and responsibilities. You believe and I believe that I have been prepared by the S.M.A.R.T. things I do everyday." The school's vision is, "All students at Hawkins Elementary School will meet or succeed state standards, possess reading, writing, math and science skills at or about grade level and show respect for yourselves and others. 
 
Hawkins Elementary partners with Pine Belt Association for community enhancement (Head Start Association) in the provision of space and instructional support for its PreK classroom.  The University of Southern Mississippi also collaborates with Hawkins through its Lucky Day Scholars Program, which provides volunteers to assist students in the classroom. Additionally, Hawkins works with the America Read's Programs (Americorps), which targets grades 2-4.  Other community partners include Ekklesia Hattiesburg, Main Street United Methodist Church, True Light Missionary Baptist Church, St. Paul United Methodist Church, and Mu Nu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.   
 
Hawkins is one of six schools in the state named a Gold Ribbon School by the Mississippi Department of Education for its efforts to rapidly improve student performance. Our assessment given three times per year is a great indicator of how the students will do on the state assessment. Students are made aware of their scores. Afterwards, their goals are set accordingly. Each individual student knows exactly what it takes to reach their goals.
 
According to the Mississippi Department of Education, Hawkins Elementary S.M.A.R.T. School earned a "C" accountability rating in the year of 2013 and has maintained this level up until we received a "B" the year of 2018-2019.  Our ultimate goal is to reach an "A" rating! 
 
Hawkins Elementary School Mission Statement
The mission of Hawkins Elementary is to educate all students to become
productive citizens of a dynamic, global community. 
 
Hawkins Elementary Belief Statement
"If you DREAM it, you will ACHIEVE it!"