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Thorne Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 619 students

 

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2011:
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Posted February 20, 2014

It is true that you shouldn't believe everything you read because most of these comments are inaccurate. My child attends Thorne & I am not impressed. Note the first comment posted on this site written by a 6th grade student ! No punctuation, spelling errors, etc. That is a prime example of the quality of a Thorne education ! I must admit that some teachers are good (ie: Mrs. Clark & Mrs. Brennan), but the principal Mrs. Simmons, secretary Ms. Liz as well as most of the teachers are incompetent. I wonder if some even have certification. It was my biggest mistake to put my child in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

my school thorne is a great place for student because it more active what i like about my school we have like a nice class room who have nice student who are helpful and we are welcomeing inkster children i know are school can improve on helping like how if parents have to work late we have a class for that or if u are like a slow learner u can stay in your class but if u ever feel uncomforable u can go to a teacher that can help u and this is why i think or i mean this is why i know we need this money to help our school love,diamond marie watson


Posted May 25, 2011

Most all these reviews must be coming from the employees from the school.. This school is ranked #1875 out of 2065 schools per the state. This school is ranked #328 out of 415 in Wayne County. That is HORRIBLE and unacceptable !! I am a 37 year resident living across the street from this school and its total chaos in the mornings and afternoons. Buss drops your children off at 7:30 am, and they stand outside unsupervised until 8am .. CPS needs contacted !!


Posted January 25, 2011

Thorne is a great school. They teach the foriegn language of Manderin to all students starting in kindergarten. My son is exceeds above the basic curriculum and his teacher works with him to meet his needs. Very satisfied with the leadership and involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

They care about their students!! They have small class sizes which allows them to work with each individual student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

my daughter was so in love with this school that when we moved we enrolled her in a new school. And come to find out that she hated it so much that the first week of 1st grade we had to switch her back and do school of choice so she would go to school without crying everyday.and they were more than happy to have her back.. Thank you!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2008

My son attended kindergarten this past year at Thorne. I can't say enough about his teacher, she was excellent. She did soooo much for the kids, and really encouraged them to grow. My son is reading at a second grade level, and she helped him grow, and encouraged him. He was made student of the month, which also was very encouraging for him. I didn't have a lot of experience with the principle, but I know the kids love her, and the couple times I did see her, she was very kind. The rest of the office staff is wonderful as well. I just hope first grade is just as much of a wonderful experience!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

Thorne really encourages the students to excel. They make learning fun! my son will be featured in the reading hall of fame for reading the most books in the entire 2nd grade. Mrs Allen (2nd grade) and Mrs Johnson (1st grade) are excellent teachers. Thorne You Rock!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2008

Average school with average teachers and principals. They deserve the '4' rating they received.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2008

I love this school. My family and I moved from Texas to Michigan about 3years ago . My daughter has been attending Thorne ever since. I love it. She is in Special Education there and I could almost instantly seem a big improvement! She has really grown academically there! I would highly recommend this school to anyone. They really car about the children and learning..Thanks Thorne!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2007

My son loves it here at Thorne! The teachers are very supportive and all the while he's been such a social butterfly. He gets good grades and he loves reading, computers and music. He's joined the Boy Scouts and has learned to sing and dance and recite a poem in the school programs. All of this for a first grader!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2004

The teachers at Thorne are a wonderful bunch of people. They are caring and very concerned about your childs education. I have two daughters at the school they are entering the 3rd grade and 2nd grade and I am completely satisfied with their curriculum. My daughters both have read several hundred books and they both love to read and attend school. My youngest daughter had a slow start but with help and determination from the teachers and of course, home she has excelled beyond belief. Thanks Thorne School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2004

I have a 5 year old at thorne right now. I am amazed at the amount of things she has learned so far. She can read over 100 books already. I haven't met another group of 5 year olds that are as smart as ours are right now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

My family has been attending Thorne for the past 14 years. We have been very lucky to have this school. The teachers are the Greatest. The princapal is one of the best I have ever met. The staff of Thorne I can not say enough good things about them. When my youngest was very sick and away from school she had visits from many of the staff and recieved cards and gifts. Just because the school day ends does not stop the staff from Thorne from being part of our family. Thats what makes Thorne different from other school it is more like a family.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

124 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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10%

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12%

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21%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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29%

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43%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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8%

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21%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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42%

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57%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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26%

2013

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
27%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
1%

2013

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Michigan. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
African-American 64% 18%
White 29% 69%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:50pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Kristen Kajoian
Fax number
  • (313) 292-4273

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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25251 Annapolis St
Dearborn Heights, MI 48125
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