Thornton Creek Elementary School

Thornton Creek Elementary School serves 533 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Thornton Creek Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-84% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Washington state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Thornton Creek Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

School Overview

Thornton Creek Elementary School's student population of 533 students has grown by 28% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 23% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students533 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

Thornton Creek Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 2,039 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Thornton Creek Elementary School is 0.43, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#92 out of 2039 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
5%
8%
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Hispanic
6%
23%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
74%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
14%
8%
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Diversity Score
0.430.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSeattle School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Thornton Creek Elementary School is Nathan Hale High School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Eckstein Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Decatur Elementary School (0.0 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Seattle Decatur Elementary School Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: K-5 | 242 students
    0.0 miles
    7711 43rd Ave Ne
    Seattle, WA 98115
    (206) 252-3230
    0 K-5 242
  • Seattle View Ridge Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-5 | 550 students
    0.5 miles
    7047 50 Av Ne
    Seattle, WA 98115
    (206) 252-5600
    0.5 PK-5 550
  • Seattle Eckstein Middle School Math: 77% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 6-8 | 965 students
    0.7 miles
    3003 Ne 75 St
    Seattle, WA 98115
    (206) 252-5010
    0.7 6-8 965
  • Seattle Wedgwood Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 485 students
    0.8 miles
    2720 Ne 85 St
    Seattle, WA 98115
    (206) 252-5670
    0.8 K-5 485
  • Seattle Bryant Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 585 students
    1.0 miles
    3311 Ne 60 St
    Seattle, WA 98115
    (206) 252-5200
    1 K-5 585

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