Thornton is a great school if you know who to hang out with :) The teachers may not be the best, but its thre greatest palce to grow up. It's fun, and its a big school, so you'll always find friends. There are some really good teachers there. Like Ms.Oliva. She may be a really hard teacher, but she really knows how to teach a class. Thornton is a great place for Jr.High. I left the school last year, and I really miss it. If you put an effort into your grades, and put an effort into making friends, you really can't go wrong. Have a positive attitude, and you'll see how great of a school it is. (:
Thornton is a decent school. Teachers seem competent and do a good job. Campus should be more secure. There are always students who come from families with crude language and lifestyle, but that's everywhere in America.
This school is absolutley terrible. Most teachers who work at this school are only there for the money, and show no appreciation, or care for the students. The principal is a terrible role model for the students. I LOVE running, but during P.E. teachers make you run during the cold and in grass thats frozen solid! They make you run even when its RAINING! Think TWICE before you EVER enroll for this school.
Thornton Jr. High is quite a good school. The music program is outstanding the the music teacher is one of the best I've ever seen; very passionate about music and about teaching it to the children to
I go to Thornton too and I've learned plenty. If you go to any school, there are unsafe environments. Standing out in the cold is nothing compared to what my parent endured when they went to school. We kids can take care of ourselves we don't need to be babied. In elementary school we had recess a lot and I didn't have enough to challenge me. Here at Thornton I learn a lot. Aren't parents always saying homework is good? What's wrong with a little more homework?
Thornton is a decent junior high school, although it has been getting some nasty remarks. I would know, because I go there, and the teachers generally have good intentions to the students. They have also built a new gym along with stiltlike structures on the old gym, used on cold days for PE. Thornton in a good school. Not that ugly. Not that small.
This school is not the best... But the teachers are trying their best. The school could try making the school more safer for the kids!!
I wouldn't say this school is awesome but it's not as bad as others are saying. I've talked to parents of the other Fremont Jr Highs and they all seem to have the same issues as Thornton. It's the age of the kids. We are used to them being 'mothered' in elementary school but in Jr High, the schools expect the kids to take their own responsibility for things. I agree there should be more of a transition from Elementary to Jr High to help the kids but the other Jr Highs are the same. Don't look at Thornton so badly. As far as it's looks, there is only one Jr High in Fremont that has had a facelift. They are all older schools so they WILL look like that. It's only for two years and not the end of the world. The teachers work hard and care about the kids.
Thornton is an ugly school. Teachers here give a lot of homework.When students are dropped to school, they have to stay in the open.The whole school is an open building.It is not a covered one with corridors.In winter, it's like freezing cold.My children got cold because of this.They have the subject P.E. They do have a gym, but the children have to do P.E in the grounds. Even when it is extremely cold. In my opinion, think twice before going to this school.
Good school with many great teachers. There are as many extracurricular activities as can be expected from a junior high school, and the parent involvement is very high.
Terrible administration. Principal is very out of touch with students and parents needs. There's a few good teachers, but many are just there as a job. They will not go the extra mile that it takes to be a good teacher. There is one very good 7th grade math teacher. She is one teacher that will go the exta mile and help her students. Her good moral values and love for her students show. If you are considering this school, think twice!
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