Thorntons Ferry School

134 Camp Sargent Rd.
Merrimack, NH 03054
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Thorntons Ferry School serves 516 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 48%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Thorntons Ferry School placed in the top 50% of all schools in New Hampshire for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the New Hampshire state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 14% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Thorntons Ferry School places among the top 20% of public schools in New Hampshire for:

School Overview

Thorntons Ferry School's student population of 516 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students516 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

Thorntons Ferry School is ranked within the top 50% of all 455 schools in New Hampshire (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Thorntons Ferry School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NH)
Overall Testing Rank
#176 out of 455 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:112:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
3%
6%
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Black
2%
2%
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White
90%
86%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.190.27
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
22%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMerrimack School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NH Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Thorntons Ferry School is Academy For Science And Design Charter (h) (2.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Gate City Charter School For The Arts (1.7 miles away)
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