Thorne Bay School

  • Thorne Bay School serves 80 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11-19% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-39% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Thorne Bay School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53%.

School Overview

  • Thorne Bay School's student population of 80 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 7 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students80 students
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Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Thorne Bay School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 465 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 10:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Thorne Bay School is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#320 out of 465 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)11-19%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-39%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:117:1
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American Indian
5%
23%
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Asian
n/a
6%
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Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
1%
3%
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White
82%
47%
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Two or more races
9%
11%
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Diversity Score0.320.71
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Graduation Rate≥50%
75%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSoutheast Island School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Thorne Bay School is Se Island Correspondence (0.0 miles away)
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We will miss Principal Rob O'Neal :( Rob really connects with the kids. I know they will miss Rob O'Neal :(
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