Thornton Elementary School

  • Thornton Elementary School serves 802 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 68% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 53% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%.

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School Overview

  • Thornton Elementary School's student population of 802 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 52 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students802 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Thornton Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Thornton Elementary School is 0.17, which is less 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 (TX)
Overall School Rank#6774 out of 7,879 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
78%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
72%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
91%
52%
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Black
5%
13%
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White
4%
28%
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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 TX.
Diversity Score0.170.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
93%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
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 Texas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameArlington Isd School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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