Welcome to Lydia Hawk Elementary!

What Makes Lydia Hawk Unique

    • We are proud to host our district’s English Language Learner and Developmentally Delayed programs.
    • After-school Clubhouse in partnership with TOGETHER!
    • Community Partners: Safe and Active Routes to School, Home Depot Grant Recipient & Nisqually Grant Recipient
    • Annual Multicultural Night
    • Positive behavior “Hawk Eye” ticket rewards
    • 2 Mentor 1 Program
    • Monthly Community Access Nights (CAN)

What are SOAR Expectations?

  • S= Safety, O= Ownership, A= Aim High, R= Respect

    Every day, students will be reminded of these core values and expectations.  Students will also be encouraged to see themselves as leaders. All kids have something to contribute to our school.  All students are responsible to themselves and each other.  By following the SOAR Expectations, and by practicing the habits of leadership, staff and students work together to make our school a great place to learn, and grow.


Our Current Improvement Goals

  • Academic Gap Goal:

    • The percentage of low-income students scoring above the 50th percentile in easyCBM word reading fluency or passage reading fluency will increase by at least 10% from Fall 2021 to Spring 2022.

    Behavior Gap Goal:

    • Increase use of restorative practices to decrease exclusionary discipline by 50%, from 13.91% in 2019-20 to 6.95% in 2021-22.

    Download the completely Fall 2021 School Improvement Plan >> (PDF)

Community Involvement

Our School Motto

  • Our school motto is “Learning for All, Whatever it Takes.” The teachers at Lydia Hawk take this statement to heart and actively design instruction to meet the needs of our diverse community. We hold our students and ourselves to high expectations. Along with academic skills, we aim to provide all our students with the competence, courage and character to succeed in a rapidly changing world.


  • For enrollment, demographics, SBA results and other numbers, see the OSPI Report Card.

Community Feedback

Lydia Hawk Building History

  • Lydia Hawk Elementary was named after Lydia Jane Hawk Mayes, born in 1862, daughter of John Hawk who was the founder of the Hawks Prairie area of Thurston County. Nestled in the Tanglewilde neighborhood, the school was originally constructed in 1959 on 14.7 acres located at 7600 5th Avenue SE. The gymnasium was built in 1989. In 2000, the original building was completely demolished and rebuilt, excluding the gym, and a play shed was built. This modernization was funded by local bond and state assistance funds. The 22-classroom, 41,772 square foot building and gym, includes 22 instructional spaces, plus the additional 12 portable classrooms serves kindergarten through fifth grade.