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Thornton School

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Posted June 19, 2013

Tomorrow is my last day at Thornton and I'm going to ferri Thornton was a very good school I have had a lot of fun memories and made tons of freinds through out the years I'm scared to leave cause I've been there for a long time but i am excited to start ferri I'm gonna miss you thornton


Posted August 7, 2007

This school has wonderful teachers and an active pto the principle has retired and another principle is starting this year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2006

This school is poorly funded and the principal is unreasonable and not understanding of kids at this age. She would be better suited in a middle school or high school level.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 60% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
78%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
57%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
48%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

All Students47%
Female52%
Male39%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged students42%
Not economically disadvantaged students54%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant47%

Reading

All Students71%
Female79%
Male61%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged students71%
Not economically disadvantaged students72%
Title I76%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant71%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

All Students49%
Female48%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged students48%
Not economically disadvantaged students51%
Title I46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant49%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female65%
Male49%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged students53%
Not economically disadvantaged students66%
Title I58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant59%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

All Students59%
Female61%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged students57%
Not economically disadvantaged students61%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant59%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female77%
Male54%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged students68%
Not economically disadvantaged students64%
Title I66%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students55%
Female71%
Male36%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged students57%
Not economically disadvantaged students53%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant55%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 66% 64%
Hispanic 22% 22%
Black 6% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4 School St
Johnston, RI 02919
Phone: (401) 943-7369

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