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Matthew Thornton Elementary School

Public | 1-5 | 583 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 28, 2011

I feel that this school is old in every way. the teachers are unenergetic and there is no dr.Sues week. I don't know any school that doesn't have this. With all of the technology that are kids have to make them smarter than we were at there age, don't you think there should be some fun. Weekly popcorn days, fun fridays.etc. all work no play. Let them enjoy the little childhood that they have. update the school allow parents to have lunch with there kids. Wheres the pto.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2011

This school does have some good teachers. But, this school thinks they can violate your civil rights and discriminate children with special needs. I give caution to those parents that have children with special needs to perhaps think elsewhere for your child to go to school. this school has no respect when comes to parents concerns and safty issues. They have a "I don't care attitude and call whomever you like" remarks. They have each others number on speed dial so when you try to go through chain of command they give you the same answer as the last person and know whom you are and what the issue is when you call.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2010

I have been comparing/searching the schools in the Manchester area for more than 3 years especially between Bedford and Londonderry. Eventually, I decided moving to Londonderry. I am very pleased by the qualities of education my kids got and the various programs (sports, music, math enrichment, and arts classes) offered to my kids. Based on my experience, I definitely would recommend this school district to other parents who can t afford private schools but value their education. This is a perfect school for middle-class family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2009

Matthew Thornton is a very old school from the 1940's. It has carpet throughout which is not healthy. Specialist usually don't have enough space to work in and the art teacher travels around the building with a cart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

Matthew Thorton is a very well organized school. The school offers many different extra options for students to choose from. The principal is simply fabulous and I went out of my school zone just to attend this school because of how many GREAT reviews and compliments came from Matthew Thorton Elementary School. Regardless of opinions Matthew Thorton is a very ideal school for students who are eager to learn and have fun. (:


Posted September 16, 2009

We love Matthew Thornton School because our prinicipal is the best around! She knows every student by name and even their siblings names who don't even attend the school. She takes the time to get to know each student and to make sure they know how special they are. She really cares and that makes all the difference in the world!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2009

Matthew Thornton is a warm, friendly school. The principal knows each child by name! The PTA is very active and provides many volunteer hours to the school. The district is known for its music and there is orchestra for all students and band for fifth graders. Chorus is offered to fourth and fifth grades. Every child will be academically challenged as there is a special education department, reading department, and a special curriculum department to handle both ends of the educational spectrum.The school boasts award-winning teachers and administrators. There is an inter-district cross country team for the fifth grade as well as after-school intramural sports. PTA and parents offer a science club, drama club, and other interests. Destination Imagination and Spanish class are also highlights.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2005

Matthew Thornton is an exellent school. It gives the children both visual and hands on learning! The principal and vice pricipal really get into the enthusiasim of the children! I'll never forget the day I came home and kept telling my parents how on one of the last days of school if they got 95% for books and beyond, they would be made into live human sundays! It is one of the best schools to attend!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 2, 2005

Matthew Thornton is a less-than-decent school to have your children educated. The teachers are known to be very impersonable, and the principal remains undutiful to his responsibilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2003

Matthew Thornton is a wonderful school, and it provides an excellent environment for learning. It is a pleasure to have my children attend a school such as this.
—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 70% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2014.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
57%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female74%
Male71%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability27%
Without educational disability79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students85%
Female88%
Male83%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability27%
Without educational disability94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the New Hampshire Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

All Students76%
Female76%
Male75%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability29%
Without educational disability82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female91%
Male77%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability29%
Without educational disability91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the New Hampshire Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
Female80%
Male79%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability35%
Without educational disability87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female93%
Male77%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability47%
Without educational disability92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female83%
Male58%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability29%
Without educational disability79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant72%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the New Hampshire Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 89%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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