Thornton Elementary School

  • Thornton Elementary School serves 394 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%.

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School Overview

  • Thornton Elementary School's student population of 394 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students394 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Thornton Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Thornton Elementary School is 0.48, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank#1485 out of 1,704 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)10-14%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Thornton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Thornton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
69%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Thornton Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Thornton Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
22%
53%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Thornton Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Thornton Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score0.480.60
This chart display the diversity score of Thornton Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Thornton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Thornton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAdams 12 Five Star s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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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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