Thornton Central School

1886 Nh Rte. 175
Thornton, NH 03285
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Thornton Central School serves 189 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Thornton Central School placed in the top 20% of all schools in New Hampshire for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 38%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 52%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the New Hampshire state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 17% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 189 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in NH
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NH Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Thornton Central School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Hampshire for:

School Overview

Thornton Central School's student population of 189 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
189 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

Thornton Central School is ranked within the top 20% of all 456 schools in New Hampshire (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Thornton Central School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NH)
Overall Testing Rank
#63 out of 456 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
2%
2%
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White
93%
83%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.13
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
18%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NH Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Thornton Central School's ranking?
Thornton Central School is ranked #63 out of 456 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in New Hampshire.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
60-64% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% NH state average), while 60-64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% NH state average).
How many students attend Thornton Central School?
189 students attend Thornton Central School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
93% of Thornton Central School students are White, 3% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Black, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Thornton Central School?
Thornton Central School has a student ration of 8:1, which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 11:1.
What grades does Thornton Central School offer ?
Thornton Central School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8
What school district is Thornton Central School part of?
Thornton Central School is part of Thornton School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 189 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NH Dept. of Education

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