Thornton Elementary



Thornton Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Thornton Elementary Students by Grade
PK 108
K 115
1 103
2 118
3 110
4 120
5 116
6 74
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Thornton Elementary is a public elementary school located in Arlington, TX in the Arlington Independent School District. It enrolls 864 students in grades 1st through 12th. Thornton Elementary is the 374th largest public school in Texas and the 2,958th largest nationally. It has 16.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 864
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 52.41
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 2,958th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Texas: 374th out of 4,806
Student/Teacher Rank in Texas: 3,334th out of 4,778
Full Time Teacher Rank in Texas: 455th out of 4,778

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Thornton Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 463
(54%)
18,617
(51%)
 Female 401
(46%)
17,725
(49%)

Thornton Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 775
(90%)
17,361
(48%)
 Black 52
(6%)
8,911
(25%)
 White 26
(3%)
6,915
(19%)
 Asian 9
(1%)
1,983
(5%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
163
(0%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
950
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
59
(0%)

Thornton Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 786
(91%)
24,420
(67%)
 Not Eligible 44
(5%)
9,155
(25%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 34
(4%)
2,767
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 4,774 ranked schools in Texas, Thornton Elementary is ranked 103rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Thornton Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (94.9%) is significantly higher than the state average of 62.2%. 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 Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 778
2006 744
2007 734
2008 718
2009 784
2010 832
2011 892
2012 936
2013 927
2014 964
2015 864

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.3
2006 14.5
2007 13
2008 14.5
2009 16.2
2010 16.1
2011 17.1
2012 16
2013 16.7
2014 17.4
2015 16.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.94987146529563
2006 0.96505376344086
2007 0.92779291553134
2008 0.91643454038997
2009 0.94770408163265
2010 0.96153846153846
2011 0.93946188340807
2012 0.95726495726496
2013 0.95145631067961
2014 0.94087136929461
2015 0.94907407407407

Compare Thornton Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,466.4% 14.7:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,650.0% 16.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 62.2%
 
This School 94.9%
 

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Public PK - 06 864 16.5:1  
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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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