Thunder Hill Elementary



Thunder Hill Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Thunder Hill Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 79
1 103
2 96
3 105
4 92
5 84
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Thunder Hill Elementary is a public elementary school located in Columbia, MD in the Howard County Public Schools. It enrolls 559 students in grades 1st through 12th. Thunder Hill Elementary is the 310th largest public school in Maryland and the 16,722nd largest nationally. It has 13.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 559
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13:1
Full Time Teachers: 43
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 16,722nd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Maryland: 310th out of 922
Student/Teacher Rank in Maryland: 158th out of 920
Full Time Teacher Rank in Maryland: 173rd out of 920

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Thunder Hill Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 291
(52%)
19,862
(52%)
 Female 268
(48%)
18,556
(48%)

Thunder Hill Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 238
(43%)
15,131
(39%)
 Black 133
(24%)
8,590
(22%)
 Asian 87
(16%)
8,201
(21%)
 Hispanic 51
(9%)
3,911
(10%)
 Two or More 46
(8%)
2,437
(6%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(1%)
54
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
94
(0%)

Thunder Hill Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 456
(82%)
30,020
(78%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 84
(15%)
7,077
(18%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 19
(3%)
1,321
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 921 ranked schools in Maryland, Thunder Hill Elementary is ranked 698th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Thunder Hill Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (18.4%) is significantly lower than the state average of 48.4%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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.

Thunder Hill Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 319
2006 317
2007 344
2008 356
2009 349
2010 370
2011 382
2012 421
2013 470
2014 528
2015 559

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 11.8
2006 13.2
2007 12.7
2008 12.7
2009 12.9
2010 13.7
2011 13.2
2012 14.5
2013 13.4
2014 14.3
2015 13

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.050156739811912
2006 0.037854889589905
2007 0.031976744186047
2008 0.050561797752809
2009 0.05730659025788
2010 0.062162162162162
2011 0.06544502617801
2012 0.08313539192399
2013 0.21063829787234
2014 0.20643939393939
2015 0.18425760286225

Compare Thunder Hill Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,300.0% 13.0:1
 
1,343.0% 13.4:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 18.4%
 
State Average 48.4%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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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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