Thornton School

Public 1-5

 4 School Street
       Johnston, RI  02919


(401) 943-7369

District: Johnston

SchoolDigger Rank:
111th of 166 Rhode Island Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,199 Help

Students who attend Thornton School usually attend:

Middle:    Nicholas A. Ferri Middle
High:    Johnston Senior High

Student/teacher ratio:  11.9
Number of students:  325

Racial breakdown:

White:
49.2%
Hispanic:
38.5%
African American:
6.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  56.9%

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Compare Details Thornton School ranks worse than 66.9% of elementary schools in Rhode Island. It also ranks last among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Johnston School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 29.5. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (49.2%), Hispanic (38.5%), African American (6.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 56.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Johnston School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Thornton School is 11.9, which is the 2nd best among 4 elementary schools in the Johnston School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Thornton School is $15,199, which is the 2nd highest among 4 elementary schools in the Johnston School District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Thornton School:

SchoolDigger ranks Thornton School 111th of 166 Rhode Island public elementary schools. (See Thornton School in the ranking list.)

Johnston:

SchoolDigger ranks Johnston 35th of 57 Rhode Island school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Thornton School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 29.89 125th 169 26.0%
2010 37.69 118th 169 30.2%
2011 23.38 137th 165 17.0%
2012 27.60 128th 165 22.4%
2013 32.45 126th 165 23.6%
2014 36.57 115th 159 27.7%
2015 50.10 88th 169 47.9%
2016 36.80 112th 170 34.1%
2017 26.62 126th 168 25.0%
2018 28.97 121st 169 28.4%
2019 30.93 116th 169 31.4%
2021 29.50 111th 166 33.1%

Data source: test scores: Rhode Island Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Rhode Island Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Thornton School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 273 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 273
1989 285 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 285
1990 261 n/a 1 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 262
1991 288 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 290
1992 296 1 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 302
1993 270 1 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 278
1994 299 1 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 307
1995 342 4 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 353
1996 342 4 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 353
1997 358 3 5 5 0 n/a n/a 0 371
1998 350 0 3 12 0 n/a n/a 0 365
1999 344 4 4 11 0 n/a n/a 0 363
2000 364 12 11 8 0 n/a n/a 0 395
2001 296 8 4 4 1 n/a n/a 0 313
2002 241 2 4 7 1 n/a n/a 0 255
2003 241 2 4 7 1 n/a n/a 0 255
2004 228 5 4 12 0 n/a n/a 0 249
2005 220 5 4 15 2 n/a n/a 0 246
2006 196 9 2 20 1 n/a n/a 0 228
2007 175 11 3 18 1 n/a n/a 0 208
2008 241 19 17 35 1 n/a n/a 0 313
2009 263 16 14 44 2 n/a n/a 0 339
2010 263 22 13 32 2 n/a n/a 0 332
2011 230 15 11 75 0 0 8 0 339
2012 234 22 10 78 0 0 10 0 354
2013 244 17 13 79 0 0 5 0 358
2014 244 15 19 77 1 1 11 0 368
2015 227 17 13 88 0 1 11 0 357
2016 219 19 14 105 1 1 9 0 368
2017 218 17 10 99 0 0 5 0 349
2018 210 17 12 102 1 1 2 0 345
2019 185 21 17 116 1 0 6 0 346
2020 189 20 16 124 1 0 7 0 357
2021 160 20 13 125 2 0 5 0 325

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 Thornton School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 273 n/a n/a 13.6
1989 285 n/a n/a 17.2
1990 262 n/a n/a 13
1991 290 18.5 15.6 16.6
1992 302 17.0 17.7 28.5
1993 278 19.5 14.3 30.9
1994 307 18.0 17.1 31.3
1995 353 24.0 14.7 32.3
1996 353 24.0 14.7 32.3
1997 371 26.0 14.3 27.5
1998 365 26.0 14.0 30.1
1999 363 26.4 13.8 33.9
2000 395 24.4 16.2 32.4
2001 313 22.0 14.2 36.4
2002 255 n/a n/a 38.4
2003 255 n/a n/a 38.4
2004 249 23.0 10.8 47
2005 246 25.0 9.8 28
2006 228 22.0 10.4 36
2007 208 11.0 18.9 31.7
2008 313 29.0 10.8 47.3
2009 339 28.0 9.2 51.6
2010 332 29.0 11.4 55.1
2011 339 27.0 12.5 51.9
2012 354 30.0 11.8 61.3
2013 358 23.0 15.5 52.5
2014 368 23.0 16.0 66.6
2015 357 25.0 14.2 55.7
2016 368 30.0 12.2 71.2
2017 349 29.7 11.7 69.9
2018 345 29.7 11.6 64.1
2019 346 29.7 11.6 62.1
2020 357 30.2 11.8 59.4
2021 325 27.2 11.9 56.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Thornton School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 273 n/a n/a 13.6
1989 285 n/a n/a 17.2
1990 262 n/a n/a 13
1991 290 18.5 15.6 16.6
1992 302 17.0 17.7 28.5
1993 278 19.5 14.3 30.9
1994 307 18.0 17.1 31.3
1995 353 24.0 14.7 32.3
1996 353 24.0 14.7 32.3
1997 371 26.0 14.3 27.5
1998 365 26.0 14.0 30.1
1999 363 26.4 13.8 33.9
2000 395 24.4 16.2 32.4
2001 313 22.0 14.2 36.4
2002 255 n/a n/a 38.4
2003 255 n/a n/a 38.4
2004 249 23.0 10.8 47
2005 246 25.0 9.8 28
2006 228 22.0 10.4 36
2007 208 11.0 18.9 31.7
2008 313 29.0 10.8 47.3
2009 339 28.0 9.2 51.6
2010 332 29.0 11.4 55.1
2011 339 27.0 12.5 51.9
2012 354 30.0 11.8 61.3
2013 358 23.0 15.5 52.5
2014 368 23.0 16.0 66.6
2015 357 25.0 14.2 55.7
2016 368 30.0 12.2 71.2
2017 349 29.7 11.7 69.9
2018 345 29.7 11.6 64.1
2019 346 29.7 11.6 62.1
2020 357 30.2 11.8 59.4
2021 325 27.2 11.9 56.9

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Thornton School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $1,095 (7.2%) $14,104 (92.8%) $15,199

Data source: Rhode Island Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Thornton School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 116th of 169 Elementary schoolsRanks 111th of 166 Elementary schools
 1.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Thornton School)4141.9
 0.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Johnston)44.338.2
 6.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)47.940.4
 7.5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Thornton School)34.622.6
 12%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Johnston)33.613.4
 20.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)36.125.1
 11%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Thornton School)30.931.1
 0.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Johnston)36.430.4
 6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)37.235.4
 1.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Thornton School)33.813.1
 20.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Johnston)30.813.7
 17.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)32.620.8
 11.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Thornton School)21.420.5
 0.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Johnston)37.127.4
 9.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)39.133.4
 5.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Thornton School)18.310.5
 7.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Johnston)36.115.7
 20.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)30.120.3
 9.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Thornton School)31.530.3
 1.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Johnston)36.129.9
 6.2%
All Grades Mathematics (Thornton School)2915.1
 13.9%
   All Grades Mathematics (Johnston)25.211.9
 13.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students346325
 6.1%
African American2120
 4.8%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian1713
 23.5%
Hispanic116125
 7.8%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races65
 16.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients62.1%56.9%
 5.2%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Rhode Island Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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