Thunder Hill Elementary

Public K-5

 9357 Mellenbrook Rd
       Columbia, MD  21045-1838


 (410) 313-6922

District: Howard County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
168th of 848 Maryland Elementary Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  13.4
Number of students:  470

Racial breakdown:

White:
45.3%
African American:
24.5%
Asian:
12.6%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  21.1%

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Compare Details In 2016, Thunder Hill Elementary ranked better than 80.2% of elementary schools in Maryland. It also ranked 22nd among 41 ranked elementary schools in the Howard County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 80.74. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Thunder Hill Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (45.3%), African American (24.5%), Asian (12.6%). (See more...)
Compare Details 21.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Thunder Hill Elementary is 13.4, which is the 19th best among 41 elementary schools in the Howard County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Thunder Hill Elementary employs 35 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

Thunder Hill Elementary:

SchoolDigger Ranks Thunder Hill Elementary 168th of 848 Maryland public elementary schools. (See Thunder Hill Elementary in the ranking list.)

Howard County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Howard County Public Schools 4th of 24 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Thunder Hill Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 2.50 781st 804 2.9% 0 star ranking
2005 1.68 788th 801 1.6% 0 star ranking
2006 2.12 787th 800 1.6% 0 star ranking
2007 2.18 800th 815 1.8% 0 star ranking
2008 82.81 95th 835 88.6% 4 star ranking
2009 84.11 71st 847 91.6% 5 star ranking
2010 87.37 21st 852 97.5% 5 star ranking
2011 86.68 30th 850 96.5% 5 star ranking
2012 79.58 121st 854 85.8% 4 star ranking
2013 83.43 75th 844 91.1% 5 star ranking
2014 71.57 262nd 863 69.6% 3 star ranking
2015 79.80 170th 855 80.1% 4 star ranking
2016 80.74 168th 848 80.2% 4 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: Maryland Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Thunder Hill Elementary Test Scores

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Test score data source: Maryland Department of Education

About the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers: The 2014-2015 school year marked the first year that students in grade 3-8 and high school took the PARCC assessments in English Language Arts and mathematics. PARCC complements, but does not replace, the existing Maryland School Assessment, which assesses performance in science in grades 5 and 8; the Alternate Maryland School Assessment (for students with disabilities); or the Maryland High School Assessments in Biology and Government. In addition students take other assessments such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress and college Readiness tests like AP and SAT.

Source: Maryland Report Card

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by a parent
Thursday, March 1, 2012

Open Quote My daughter is in Kindergarten. I'm really pleased with the teachers. They did a wonderful job to help her go through the first couple months. Before K, my daughter only went to half-day preschool, so it was a big transition. And I didn't teach her anything academically, so when I observe that she acquires more and more knowledge, I am really happy. The curriculum is also designed well. First half year is more relaxed and now the second half I can see enhanced homework requirements, more sentences and number writing. I can feel the school engine speeds up to get my daughter ready for first grade.

The school has hosted 2 parent-teacher conferences so far. Loved the opportunities to meet with teachers in person to discuss my daughter's learning habit, progress and interest. The lead teacher provided great insight on reading and math. Art, music and PE teachers are all very helpful. Obviously all teachers I met love working with kids. It is great comfort to know my daughter is in their hands everyday.

The school also has a great playground that my daughter visit since she's 1, so she didn't feel it was a scary place first day.

Overall great experience. Can't wait to see what my daughter can achieve in next school year. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Thunder Hill Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 339 33 20 3 5 n/a n/a 0 400
1990 360 32 29 4 0 n/a n/a 0 425
1991 349 31 29 2 2 n/a n/a 0 413
1992 371 39 33 3 2 n/a n/a 0 448
1993 358 41 36 3 2 n/a n/a 0 440
1994 361 37 38 1 2 n/a n/a 0 439
1995 336 40 42 4 1 n/a n/a 0 423
1996 336 40 42 4 1 n/a n/a 0 423
1997 320 42 49 2 1 n/a n/a 0 414
1998 303 47 57 2 0 n/a n/a 0 409
1999 292 57 50 2 0 n/a n/a 0 401
2000 291 67 45 4 1 n/a n/a 0 408
2001 283 65 42 3 1 n/a n/a 0 394
2002 253 61 53 5 1 n/a n/a 0 373
2003 253 61 53 5 1 n/a n/a 0 373
2004 267 56 50 9 1 n/a n/a 0 383
2005 234 49 51 5 0 n/a n/a 0 339
2006 215 43 55 6 0 n/a n/a 0 319
2007 215 41 55 6 0 n/a n/a 0 317
2008 233 40 66 5 0 n/a n/a 0 344
2009 241 42 62 11 0 n/a n/a 0 356
2010 230 49 53 17 0 n/a n/a 0 349
2011 209 52 50 30 0 0 29 0 370
2012 206 61 58 30 0 0 27 0 382
2013 228 67 63 36 0 0 27 0 421
2014 213 115 59 40 1 2 40 0 470

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Thunder Hill Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 400 16.5 24.2 n/a
1990 425 22.5 18.8 0.5
1991 413 24.0 17.2 0.5
1992 448 27.0 16.5 1.8
1993 440 26.5 16.6 1.8
1994 439 26.5 16.6 2.1
1995 423 28.5 14.8 1.4
1996 423 28.5 14.8 1.4
1997 414 28.0 14.8 2.7
1998 409 26.0 15.7 2.4
1999 401 26.0 15.4 2.0
2000 408 26.5 15.4 3.2
2001 394 27.0 14.6 2.3
2002 373 27.5 13.6 3.5
2003 373 27.5 13.6 3.5
2004 383 28.0 13.7 4.2
2005 339 26.0 13.0 2.9
2006 319 27.0 11.8 5.0
2007 317 24.0 13.2 3.8
2008 344 27.0 12.7 3.2
2009 356 28.0 12.7 5.1
2010 349 27.0 12.9 5.7
2011 370 27.0 13.7 6.2
2012 382 29.0 13.1 6.5
2013 421 29.0 14.5 8.3
2014 470 35.0 13.4 21.1

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Thunder Hill Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 400 16.5 24.2 n/a
1990 425 22.5 18.8 0.5
1991 413 24.0 17.2 0.5
1992 448 27.0 16.5 1.8
1993 440 26.5 16.6 1.8
1994 439 26.5 16.6 2.1
1995 423 28.5 14.8 1.4
1996 423 28.5 14.8 1.4
1997 414 28.0 14.8 2.7
1998 409 26.0 15.7 2.4
1999 401 26.0 15.4 2.0
2000 408 26.5 15.4 3.2
2001 394 27.0 14.6 2.3
2002 373 27.5 13.6 3.5
2003 373 27.5 13.6 3.5
2004 383 28.0 13.7 4.2
2005 339 26.0 13.0 2.9
2006 319 27.0 11.8 5.0
2007 317 24.0 13.2 3.8
2008 344 27.0 12.7 3.2
2009 356 28.0 12.7 5.1
2010 349 27.0 12.9 5.7
2011 370 27.0 13.7 6.2
2012 382 29.0 13.1 6.5
2013 421 29.0 14.5 8.3
2014 470 35.0 13.4 21.1

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Maryland Department of Education.

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