Thorne Bay School serves 64 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
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 top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-59% (which is approximately equal to the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).
- Grades: Prekindergarten-12
- Enrollment: 64 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
- Minority Enrollment: 20%
- Graduation Rate: ≥50% (Top 1% in AK)
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50%
- Math Proficiency: ≤20% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 40-59% (Top 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education
Thorne Bay School's student population of 64 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 6 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Thorne Bay School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 443 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Thorne Bay School is 0.33, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#250 out of 443 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Thorne Bay School's ranking?
Thorne Bay School is ranked #250 out of 443 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alaska.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AK state average), while 40-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% AK state average).
What is the graduation rate of Thorne Bay School?
The graduation rate of Thorne Bay School is 50%, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 77%.
How many students attend Thorne Bay School?
64 students attend Thorne Bay School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
80% of Thorne Bay School students are White, 17% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Thorne Bay School?
Thorne Bay School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does Thorne Bay School offer ?
Thorne Bay School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Thorne Bay School part of?
Thorne Bay School is part of Southeast Island School District.
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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