Thunderbolt Elementary School

2020 Thunderbolt Rd
Fleming Island, FL 32003
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
3.33 5 1 (3 reviews)
Thunderbolt Elementary School serves 938 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Thunderbolt Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 83% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 78% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

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 938 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 65 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students938 students
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Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
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School Comparison

Thunderbolt Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 3,633 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Thunderbolt Elementary School is 0.54, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#245 out of 3633 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
14%
33%
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Black
10%
22%
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White
66%
38%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.540.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameClay School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Thunderbolt Elementary School is Fleming Island High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Lakeside Junior High School (4.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Swimming Pen Creek Elementary School (1.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fleming Island Fleming Island High School Math: 69% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,203 students
    0.9 miles
    2233 Village Square Pkwy
    Fleming Island, FL 32003
    (904) 336-7500
    0.9 9-12 2,203
  • Middleburg Swimming Pen Creek Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 480 students
    1.8 miles
    1630 Woodpecker Ln
    Middleburg, FL 32068
    (904) 336-3475
    1.8 PK-6 480
  • Fleming Island Robert M. Paterson Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-6 | 1,019 student
    1.9 miles
    5400 Pine Ave
    Fleming Island, FL 32003
    (904) 336-2575
    1.9 PK-6 1,019
  • Fleming Island Fleming Island Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-6 | 795 students
    2.5 miles
    4425 Lakeshore Dr
    Fleming Island, FL 32003
    (904) 336-1075
    2.5 PK-6 795
  • Orange Park Lakeside Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-6 | 766 students
    4.7 miles
    2752 Moody Ave
    Orange Park, FL 32073
    (904) 336-1675
    4.7 PK-6 766

School Reviews

  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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