Thunderbolt Elementary School

  • Thunderbolt Elementary School serves 975 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 77% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 79% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Thunderbolt Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 61%.

Top Placements

Thunderbolt Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

  • Thunderbolt Elementary School's student population of 975 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 70 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students975 students
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Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Thunderbolt Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 3,650 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Thunderbolt Elementary School is 0.52, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank#315 out of 3650 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
57%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
15%
32%
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Black
9%
22%
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White
67%
39%
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Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Thunderbolt Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.520.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameClay School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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  3.33 out of 5  (3 reviews)
3  
I am the grandparent of two wonderful kids that attend here the school is a great school But there is still bulling my poor granddaughter is so depressed and cry`s a lot there bulking her I`m so worried about her God bless these kids and keep them safe A very concerned grandparent
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5  
My son has been in Thunderbolt since kindergarten and is now a 3rd grader. He has had such great teachers and enjoyed all the extra cirriculars that the school offers. Parents are encouraged to be involved and they have gifted classes for those kids who need to be challenged. I hate that we have to leave.
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2  
I am very happy with my 3rd grader academic process and her teacher is fantastic. I am not however happy with the way the 5th grade is being taught. I do not like my daughter having to do worksheets on her own during classtime. I feel everything in the classroom should be discussed. I am very disappointed in the extra curricular activities. There are very few after school activities. Most are before school, which I cannot get my kids there at that time. I've noticed the only extra activities that come home in their weekly folders cost money and are run usually through the YMCA. The extra help offered to struggling kids in absolutely horrible and again the help is before school. If you are not failing then you don't receive extra help. I am spending 4400.00 which I took out a loan for to get the help my daughter needs through Sylvan. She has improved since she'sbeen going, but the next 4400.00 will be due soon and I really don't have it. I have tried going through the school channels to get her into some form of help, but they really don't care, as long as she does well on the FCAT.
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