Thunderbolt Elementary School

Thunderbolt Elementary School serves 1,022 students in grades PK - 6.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the FL average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 59%.
Thunderbolt Elementary School operates within the Clay School District.

School Overview

The student population of 1022 students has declined by 19% over five years.
The teacher population of 80 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 1,022 students
Thunderbolt Elementary School Total Students (2001-2014)
Gender % Thunderbolt Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 80 teachers
Thunderbolt Elementary School Total Teachers (2001-2014)
Students by Grade Thunderbolt Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is more than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 16:1
Thunderbolt Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (2001-2014)
Asian
4%
3%
Thunderbolt Elementary School Asian Students (2001-2014)
Hispanic
13%
30%
Thunderbolt Elementary School Black Students (2001-2014)
Black
10%
23%
Thunderbolt Elementary School Black Students (2001-2014)
White
70%
41%
Thunderbolt Elementary School White Students (2001-2014)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Thunderbolt Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Thunderbolt Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown FL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.49 0.46
Thunderbolt Elementary School Diversity Score (2001-2014)
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%
52%
Thunderbolt Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2001-2014)
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.
4%
6%
Thunderbolt Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 35,523 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $8,670 is less than the state average of $11,888. The district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,525 is less than the state average of $12,571. The district spending/student has grown by 14% over four years.
School District Name Clay School District
Number of Schools
Managed
46
22
Number of Students Managed 35,523 10,137
Clay School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $312 MM $132 MM
Clay School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $343 MM $140 MM
Clay School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $8,670 $11,888
Clay School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $9,525 $12,571
Clay School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public 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 Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fleming IslandFleming Island High School
    0.9 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 2084 students2233 Village Square Parkway
    Fleming IslandFL 32003
    (904)541-2100
    0.99-122084
  • MiddleburgSwimming Pen Creek Elementary School
    1.8 miles | Grades: PK-6 | 421 students1630 Woodpecker Ln
    MiddleburgFL 32068
    (904)278-5707
    1.8PK-6421
  • Fleming IslandRobert M. Paterson Elementary School
    1.9 miles | Grades: PK-6 | 885 students5400 Pine Ave
    Fleming IslandFL 32003
    (904)278-2078
    1.9PK-6885
  • Fleming Island Fleming Island Elementary School
    2.5 miles | Grades: PK-6 | 762 students4425 Lakeshore Dr
    Fleming IslandFL 32003
    (904)278-2020
    2.5PK-6762
  • Orange ParkLakeside Elementary School
    4.7 miles | Grades: PK-6 | 790 students2752 Moody Ave
    Orange ParkFL 32073
    (904)213-2966
    4.7PK-6790

School Reviews

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, 12/05/10
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, 12/02/07

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