An outstanding staff, excellent parent support, and effective leadership helps Hiawatha provide well for its students. We take great pride in supporting a diverse learning environment to students and families. Our English Language Learning program provides the students the opportunity to learn a variety of backgrounds and culture experiences. Students at Hiawatha are able to gain and appreciate the importance of being ready, kind, and responsible throughout their educational experience.
Hiawatha students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of enrichment opportunities throughout the school year. Besides the District’s gifted and talented program, the Hiawatha staff coordinates unique learning experiences including: Space Flyers, People’s Garden project, Hiawatha Highlights (singing group), Girls on the Run program, all school running program, 5th Grade Ambassador program, and a before-school intramural club.
The Hiawatha community actively supports our efforts to provide quality learning experiences for all students. Our PTO offers a wide variety of positive experiences, such as, extra-curricular field trips opportunities, funding for special classroom projects, and supporting our character education program (PBIS). Big Brothers Big Sisters partners with us to offer a Lunch Buddy program. The local HACAP organization collaborates with us to support the Operation Backpack program. The City of Hiawatha along with Kiwanis continues to offer their resources to enhance our campus including the playground and fitness trail
Hiawatha Elementary School opened in September 1958. In 1959 a four -room addition was added to the school. Another addition in 1970 added twelve new classrooms and a Media Center.