Thornton Elementary School



Thornton Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Thornton Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 61
1 63
2 75
3 67
4 64
5 69
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Thornton Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Thornton, CO in the Adams 12 Five Star School District. It enrolls 399 students in grades 1st through 12th. Thornton Elementary School is the 611th largest public school in Colorado and the 32,192nd largest nationally. It has 16.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 399
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 23.85
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 32,192nd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Colorado: 611th out of 1,099
Student/Teacher Rank in Colorado: 533rd out of 1,097
Full Time Teacher Rank in Colorado: 608th out of 1,097

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Thornton Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 202
(51%)
15,286
(52%)
 Female 197
(49%)
14,108
(48%)

Thornton Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 252
(63%)
11,381
(39%)
 White 100
(25%)
14,925
(51%)
 Asian 20
(5%)
1,457
(5%)
 Black 16
(4%)
554
(2%)
 Two or More 8
(2%)
855
(3%)
 American Indian 3
(1%)
186
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
36
(0%)

Thornton Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 250
(63%)
10,022
(34%)
 Not Eligible 92
(23%)
17,002
(58%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 57
(14%)
2,370
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,092 ranked schools in Colorado, Thornton Elementary School is ranked 229th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Thornton Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (76.9%) is significantly higher than the state average of 44.5%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Thornton Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 593
2006 630
2007 487
2008 506
2009 484
2010 446
2011 434
2012 430
2013 393
2014 407
2015 399

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.6
2006 16.4
2007 15.5
2008 17.1
2009 15.9
2010 15.6
2011 18.9
2012 19.5
2013 17.1
2014 16.6
2015 16.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.73355817875211
2006 0.77460317460317
2007 0.75154004106776
2008 0.79051383399209
2009 0.83884297520661
2010 0.86322869955157
2011 0.87096774193548
2012 0.85348837209302
2013 0.80152671755725
2014 0.77149877149877
2015 0.76942355889724

Compare Thornton Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,610.8% 16.1:1
 
1,670.0% 16.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 44.5%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 76.9%
 

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Public PK - 05 399 16.7:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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