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Thornton Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 701 students

 
 

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Posted May 17, 2014

This is school amazing! Both Principal and Assistant Principal are wonderful! They work together as perfect team. We are going on our 5th year at Thornton, couldn't be any happier with this school. Great communication with teachers that are all dedicated to all students needs academically to strive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2014

They should have summer school at Thornton this summer instead of Driggers cause Thornton would be a better school for summer school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 25, 2013

Love, love, love, love,love,love, love, love, love, love, love, love,love, love, love,love,love, love, love, love, love, love, love!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

I am a parent have been there at Thornton for 10 years straight, my second child is in the 3rd grade. Overall it has been a great experience. Although this year the administration is really coming down very hard on the teachers and students who will be taking the TAKS Tests. Administration is worried about keeping our Exemplary status. That means nothing to me, but the stress and frustration from admin. is affecting the teachers and their stress is affecting our children. My son has been subjected to a teacher whom is helping him, making faces if he or others get a wrong answer. Why should the kids be subjected to that negative behavior? That is just not acceptable . The teachers should love their career as this is what they have chosen, but the tension has become too high and it is affecting all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2009

I am a new foster parent, I have two beautiful girls that I love as if they where mine. This is my first contact ever with a public school and I am very happy, great school and great teachers. The only thing I didn't like is the food, it is way too industrial and processed, worst than fast food.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2009

As the parent of child who spent her kinder through 4th grade year at Thornton, I am deeply disappointed in the administrative staff and how they handled a bullying situation. We are now moving to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2006

As the parent of a first grader I was very apprehensive as to what would be taught to my child, but then I realized my child was in good hands. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The teacher always encouraged her students and gave them the confidence they needed to go into the world!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2006

Thornton provides an amazing, well-rounded education that allows students to participate in physical education, music, drama, and visual arts in addition to the academic curriculum provided by enthusiastic and dedicated teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 29, 2005

Thornton's Accountability Rating is Academically Acceptable. The teachers are all very dedicated to the children. This year they have a new pricipal, and she seems to have the school running very smoothly and you get a good feeling from her. The parents are very involved in the PTA and the future of the children.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students92%
Female98%
Male87%
Black or African American100%
Asian88%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education70%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female90%
Male93%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education100%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students91%
Female96%
Male87%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education82%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education93%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education83%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female98%
Male93%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education100%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education75%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Black or African American86%
Asian75%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education78%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Female85%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian85%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education100%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female61%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian90%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education83%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Female84%
Male69%
Black or African American83%
Asian80%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education44%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female69%
Male71%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education63%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
Black or African American83%
Asian60%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education29%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education85%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female86%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education100%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female78%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian83%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education60%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 57% 52%
White 24% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 10% 4%
Black 5% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 16%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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San Antonio, TX 78240
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