Matthew Thornton Elementary School

  • Matthew Thornton Elementary School serves 541 students in grades 1-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 42% (which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 49%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 57% (which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 59%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the New Hampshire state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 14%.

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School Overview

  • Matthew Thornton Elementary School's student population of 541 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 1-5
Total Students541 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Matthew Thornton Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Matthew Thornton Elementary School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NH)
Overall School Rank#257 out of 457 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Matthew Thornton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
59%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Matthew Thornton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:112:1
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Matthew Thornton Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Matthew Thornton Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
91%
86%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Matthew Thornton Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Matthew Thornton Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NH.
Diversity Score0.170.26
This chart display the diversity score of Matthew Thornton Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
23%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Matthew Thornton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Matthew Thornton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLondonderry School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NH Dept. of Education

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