Thorntons Ferry School



Thorntons Ferry School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Thorntons Ferry School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 72
1 92
2 99
3 88
4 96
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Thorntons Ferry School is a public elementary school located in Merrimack, NH in the Merrimack School District. It enrolls 447 students in grades 1st through 12th. Thorntons Ferry School is the 56th largest public school in New Hampshire and the 27,195th largest nationally. It has 13.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 447
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 33.5

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Thorntons Ferry School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 229
(51%)
944
(48%)
 Male 218
(49%)
1,014
(52%)

Thorntons Ferry School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 396
(89%)
1,762
(90%)
 Asian 18
(4%)
55
(3%)
 Hispanic 18
(4%)
85
(4%)
 Black 11
(2%)
37
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
4
(0%)
 Two or More 1
(0%)
8
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
7
(0%)

Thorntons Ferry School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 408
(91%)
1,755
(90%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 28
(6%)
164
(8%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 11
(2%)
39
(2%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 289 ranked schools in New Hampshire, Thorntons Ferry School is ranked 197th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Thorntons Ferry School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (8.7%) is significantly lower than the state average of 30.7%. 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.

Thorntons Ferry School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 577
2006 586
2007 550
2008 538
2009 540
2010 524
2011 508
2012 460
2013 463
2014 438
2015 447

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.4
2006 15
2007 14.9
2008 14.2
2009 14.6
2010 15
2011 14.3
2012 13.7
2013 13.8
2014 13.5
2015 13.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.053726169844021
2006 0.066552901023891
2007 0.061818181818182
2008 0.063197026022305
2009 0.072222222222222
2010 0.08587786259542
2011 0.082677165354331
2012 0.091304347826087
2013 0.092872570194384
2014 0.11415525114155
2015 0.087248322147651

Compare Thorntons Ferry School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,147.8% 11.5:1
 
1,330.0% 13.3:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 8.7%
 
State Average 30.7%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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Public KG - 04 447 13.3:1  
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Private PK - 06 352 18:1 4 miles
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Private PK - TK 90 17:1 4 miles
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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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