Thornton Elementary School

  • Thornton Elementary School serves 734 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Thornton Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Thornton Elementary School's student population of 734 students has grown by 37% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has grown by 29% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students734 students
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Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Thornton Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,999 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Thornton Elementary School is 0.66, which is more 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 (TX)
Overall Testing Rank#6435 out of 7999 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
50%
52%
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Black
20%
13%
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White
23%
28%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score0.660.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTemple Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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