Hazard Primary and Special Education Unit is situated in the community of Curatoe Hill in Central Clarendon. It is approximately two kilometers from the parish capital, May Pen. It is situated on the main road leading from the town of May Pen to Hayes. It lies to the right of the Hayes intersection and the Bustamante Highway Round-A-Bout.
Hazard Primary was established on November 2, 1964 on approximately six (6) acres of land donated by Mr. R. Sharpe. The Special Education was established on September 6, 1982 by the Government of Jamaica in collaboration with the Government of the Netherlands Antilles.
The school is therefore over forty three (43) years old. The principal, Mrs. Altheia M. Simmonds joined the staff as principal in 2009.
Hazard Primary and Special Education Unit was established to cater to the educational needs of children between the ages six to twelve years from the immediate and surrounding communities of Curatoe Hill, Sunny Side, Canaan Heights, New Bowens and Hazard Drive. The school began experiencing a significant growth in its student population in the early nineteen eighties when many families from some of the “Garrison Communities” in Kingston sought refuge at the Canaan Heights Squatter Settlement, one of the school’s nearest neighboring communities. Another significant growth in the student population came with the establishment of the Mineral Heights Housing Scheme in nineteen eighty-three (1983) and continues to do so.
To bond school and community in defining, strengthening and articulating those values and beliefs that will give our school its unique identity and to utilize to the fullest all available resources for the achievement of Literacy, Numeracy, Technology and other social and learning skills which will allow our children to benefit later from Secondary Education.