Thunderbolt Elementary School

Thunderbolt Elementary School serves 1,062 students in grades PK-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Thunderbolt Elementary School operates within the Clay School District.

Overview

The student population of 1062 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 79 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 1,062 students
Thunderbolt Elementary School Total Students (2001-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 79 teachers
Thunderbolt Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (2001-2012)
Students by Grade Thunderbolt Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 15:1
Thunderbolt Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (2001-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
2%
Thunderbolt Elementary School Asian (2001-2012)
Hispanic
12%
28%
Thunderbolt Elementary School Hispanic (2001-2012)
Black
7%
23%
Thunderbolt Elementary School Black (2001-2012)
White
72%
43%
Thunderbolt Elementary School White (2001-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Thunderbolt Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Thunderbolt Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.46 0.69
Thunderbolt Elementary School Diversity Score (2001-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
14%
49%
Thunderbolt Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2001-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
8%
Thunderbolt Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 35,698 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Clay School District
Number of Schools
Managed
46
20
Number of Students Managed 35,698 9,762
Clay School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $314 MM $138 MM
Clay School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $349 MM $159 MM
Clay School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,733 $13,793
Clay School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,701 $15,882
Clay School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Fleming Island High School (0.9 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Lakeside Junior High School (4.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Swimming Pen Creek Elementary School (1.8 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended December 05, 2010 - My son has been in Thunderbolt since kindergarten and is now a 3rd grader. He has had such great teachers and enjoyed all the extra cirriculars that the school offers. Parents are encouraged to be involved and they have gifted classes for those kids who need to be challenged. I hate that we have to leave. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended December 02, 2007 - I am very happy with my 3rd grader academic process and her teacher is fantastic. I am not however happy with the way the 5th grade is being taught. I do not like my daughter having to do worksheets on her own during classtime. I feel everything in the classroom should be discussed. I am very disappointed in the extra curricular activities. There are very few after school activities. Most are before school, which I cannot get my kids there at that time. I've noticed the only extra activities that come home in their weekly folders cost money and are run usually through the YMCA. The extra help offered to struggling kids in absolutely horrible and again the help is before school. If you are not failing then you don't receive extra help. I am spending 4400.00 which I took out a loan for to get the help my daughter needs through Sylvan. She has improved since she'sbeen going, but the next 4400.00 will be due soon and I really don't have it. I have tried going through the school channels to get her into some form of help, but they really don't care, as long as she does well on the FCAT. - Posted by Parent

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