Patwin Mission Statement

Established: 2015

Patwin Hawks Act Responsibly by  
Showing Respect • Making Good Decisions • Solving Problems

Patwin fosters a learning environment that respects diversity, engages students in challenging, creative and collaborative learning and prepares them to thrive in the 21st century.


A quintessential neighborhood school, Patwin is home to  approximately 400 students —we have one transitional kindergarten, three 4th grade and three 5th grade classes with two classes in each of the other grade levels. Our Patwin teachers are experts in their subject matter and several have earned statewide honors for their expertise in areas of history, social studies, math, writing and science. Our teachers work closely with UC Davis in the areas of the History Project, the Writing Project as well as the Math Project. They bring back research and innovative ideas on how to engage our students in the curriculum. Our diverse population is typical of a university town. Patwin families speak over 19 different languages. Because Patwin is a smaller elementary school, allowing faculty and staff to really get to know each student. Patwin's dynamic PTA works closely with the principal to provide enrichment experiences for our students. This strong partnership between parents and staff results in a positive climate for both students and families.

With excellent education as our school’s primary mission, in addition to some of the best trained classroom teachers in the district, Patwin employs a full time science teacher, reading specialist, speech therapist and math and English language learner  para-educators. We also have a part time counselor, math coach, school psychologist and English language specialist on site. The Davis Joint Unified School  District's band and orchestra teachers are regularly on campus and provide instruction to intermediate students. The Teach Another Language to Kids Program enables Patwin to offer before school Spanish and American Sign Language classes


Henry the Hawk

Henry is our beloved mascot. Henry comes to our monthly character education and spirit assemblies and encourages our students to be good "Patwin Hawks". Henry also comes to our special events such as Fall Festival, Walkathon, pizza fundraisers etc. Our students love seeing his silly antics and dance moves.