Thornton Elementary School

900 Eppinger Boulevard
Denver, CO 80229
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Thornton Elementary School serves 446 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Thornton Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Thornton Elementary School's student population of 446 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students446 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

Thornton Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Thornton Elementary School is 0.46, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1610 out of 1768 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6-9%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
71%
34%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
20%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.460.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAdams 12 Five Star Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Thornton Elementary School is Thornton High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is The International School At Thornton Middle School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Denver Thornton High School Math: 16% | Reading: 16%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,706 student
    0.2 miles
    9351 Washington Street
    Denver, CO 80229
    (720) 972-4800
    0.2 9-12 1,706
  • Denver The International School At Thornton Middle School Math: 7% | Reading: 14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 925 students
    0.3 miles
    9451 Hoffman Way
    Denver, CO 80229
    (720) 972-5160
    0.3 6-8 925
  • Denver Achieve Academy Magnet School
    Math: 17% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 554 students
    0.8 miles
    9100 Poze Blvd
    Denver, CO 80229
    (303) 853-1300
    0.8 PK-8 554
  • Denver Explore Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 15% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 422 students
    0.8 miles
    2410 Poze Blvd
    Denver, CO 80229
    (303) 853-1300
    0.8 PK-6 422
  • Denver Mc Elwain Elementary School Math: 8% | Reading: 17%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 457 students
    0.8 miles
    1020 Dawson Drive
    Denver, CO 80229
    (720) 972-5500
    0.8 K-5 457

School Reviews

5  
I've been volunteering at Thornton Elementary for the past four years, and I highly recommend this school. The teachers are excellent. The school has music, art and PE for exploratories. My only complaint is the students do not spend enough time on computers. It is essential for elementary students to become computer literate. I am a retired Media Specialist from Aurora Colorado.
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