Thornton School



Thornton School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Thornton School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 77
2 68
3 69
4 83
5 71
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Thornton School is a public elementary school located in Johnston, RI in the Johnston School District. It enrolls 368 students in grades 1st through 12th. Thornton School is the 70th largest public school in Rhode Island and the 35,247th largest nationally. It has 12.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 368
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 12.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 29.7

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Thornton School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 193
(52%)
1,185
(51%)
 Female 175
(48%)
1,120
(49%)

Thornton School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 219
(60%)
1,739
(75%)
 Hispanic 105
(29%)
377
(16%)
 Black 19
(5%)
97
(4%)
 Asian 14
(4%)
65
(3%)
 Two or More 9
(2%)
19
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
2
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
6
(0%)

Thornton School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 218
(59%)
931
(40%)
 Not Eligible 106
(29%)
1,178
(51%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 44
(12%)
196
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 185 ranked schools in Rhode Island, Thornton School is ranked 47th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Thornton School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (71.2%) is higher than the state average of 49.2%. 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 School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 228
2006 208
2007 313
2008 339
2009 332
2010 339
2011 354
2012 358
2013 368
2014 357
2015 368

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 10.4
2006 18.9
2007 10.8
2008 12.1
2009 11.4
2010 12.6
2011 11.8
2012 15.6
2013 16
2014 14.3
2015 12.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.35964912280702
2006 0.31730769230769
2007 0.47284345047923
2008 0.51622418879056
2009 0.55120481927711
2010 0.51917404129794
2011 0.61299435028249
2012 0.52513966480447
2013 0.66576086956522
2014 0.55742296918768
2015 0.71195652173913

Compare Thornton School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,240.0% 12.4:1
 
1,334.6% 13.3:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 49.2%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 71.2%
 

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Thornton School
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Public 01 - 05 368 12.4:1  
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Public KG - 01 174 16.7:1 2 miles
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Public 01 - 05 372 13.1:1 2 miles
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Public KG - 06 565 16:1 2 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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