Thornton Creek Elementary School

  • Thornton Creek Elementary School serves 464 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 45%.

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 464 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students464 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Thornton Creek Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Thornton Creek Elementary School is 0.43, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall School Rank#99 out of 2,014 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
51%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
7%
23%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
74%
55%
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Two or more races
14%
8%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Thornton Creek Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.430.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSeattle Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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