Thrasher Elementary

Public K-5

 1301 James BLVD
       Signal Mtn, TN  37377


(423) 886-0882

District: Hamilton County

SchoolDigger Rank:
9th of 1,020 Tennessee Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,399 Help


Students who attend Thrasher Elementary usually attend:

High:    Chattanooga School For Arts And Sciences Upper
    Hamilton County Collegiate High at Chattanooga State
    Sequoyah High School
    Signal Mountain Middle/High School
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Student/teacher ratio:  18.6 Help
Number of students:  586

Racial breakdown:

White:
88.7%
Two or more races:
5.3%
Hispanic:
4.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  6.5% Help


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Compare Details Thrasher Elementary ranks better than 99.1% of elementary schools in Tennessee. It also ranks 2nd among 40 ranked elementary schools in the Hamilton County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.87. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (88.7%), two or more races (5.3%), Hispanic (4.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Thrasher Elementary is 18.6. 38 elementary schools in the Hamilton County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Thrasher Elementary is $10,399. 33 elementary schools in the Hamilton County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Thrasher Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Thrasher Elementary 9th of 1020 Tennessee public elementary schools. (See Thrasher Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Hamilton County:

SchoolDigger ranks Hamilton County 70th of 140 Tennessee school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Thrasher Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Thrasher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 99.44 4th 809 99.5%
2011 97.00 25th 818 96.9%
2012 95.28 37th 820 95.5%
2013 96.39 12th 846 98.6%
2014 94.43 9th 853 98.9%
2015 94.18 24th 855 97.2%
2018 98.65 19th 997 98.1%
2019 99.14 11th 985 98.9%
2021 99.15 9th 983 99.1%
2022 99.14 8th 1000 99.2%
2023 98.87 9th 1020 99.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Thrasher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.19 18th 395 95.4%
2021 96.80 10th 369 97.3%
2022 95.20 20th 447 95.5%
2023 97.58 8th 528 98.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Thrasher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 98.37 14th 926 98.5%
2021 98.98 9th 945 99.0%
2022 98.01 16th 975 98.4%
2023 97.92 16th 989 98.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Thrasher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 98.90 10th 916 98.9%
2021 98.62 10th 941 98.9%
2022 99.15 7th 980 99.3%
2023 98.88 7th 987 99.3%
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Rank History for White students at Thrasher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.01 17th 841 98.0%
2019 98.27 9th 812 98.9%
2021 98.51 11th 844 98.7%
2022 98.28 12th 844 98.6%
2023 98.49 7th 852 99.2%
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Data source: test scores: Tennessee Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Thrasher Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 328 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 331
1989 340 1 2 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 343
1990 435 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 436
1991 467 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 468
1992 542 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 543
1993 520 1 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 525
1994 529 1 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 534
1995 547 0 6 1 1 n/a n/a 0 555
1996 547 0 6 1 1 n/a n/a 0 555
1997 561 1 5 1 0 n/a n/a 6 574
1998 547 24 6 4 1 n/a n/a 0 582
1999 566 0 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 570
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 634 634
2001 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 525 525
2002 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 521 521
2003 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 521 521
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 513 513
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 535 535
2006 514 0 8 4 0 n/a n/a 0 526
2007 521 1 8 7 0 n/a n/a 0 537
2008 486 2 11 5 0 n/a n/a 0 504
2009 498 0 17 5 0 n/a n/a 0 520
2010 513 0 14 6 0 n/a n/a 0 533
2011 515 1 14 10 0 1 5 0 546
2012 532 2 15 11 0 0 6 0 566
2013 542 2 17 8 0 0 10 0 579
2014 527 3 14 6 0 2 9 0 561
2015 534 2 8 11 0 3 7 0 565
2016 546 2 7 14 0 2 7 0 578
2017 533 1 9 15 0 2 5 0 565
2018 533 4 7 13 0 2 8 0 567
2019 523 2 5 20 1 0 15 0 566
2020 510 2 6 22 1 0 25 0 566
2021 445 2 4 23 0 0 33 0 507
2022 491 4 5 23 0 0 34 0 557
2023 520 4 4 27 0 0 31 0 586

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 Thrasher Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 331 16.0 20.6 n/a
1989 343 16.0 21.4 n/a
1990 436 16.0 27.2 n/a
1991 468 16.0 29.2 n/a
1992 543 16.0 33.9 n/a
1993 525 16.0 32.8 n/a
1994 534 30.0 17.8 n/a
1995 555 30.0 18.5 n/a
1996 555 30.0 18.5 n/a
1997 574 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 582 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 570 n/a 0.0 n/a
2000 634 n/a 0.0 n/a
2001 525 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 521 n/a n/a n/a
2003 521 n/a n/a n/a
2004 513 n/a n/a n/a
2005 535 n/a n/a n/a
2006 526 31.9 16.5 n/a
2007 537 35.0 15.3 6.9
2008 504 32.0 15.8 6.7
2009 520 31.0 16.8 8.3
2010 533 32.0 16.6 7.3
2011 546 30.9 17.6 9.5
2012 566 32.9 17.2 9.4
2013 579 32.7 17.7 8.1
2014 561 33.0 17.0 8.4
2015 565 34.0 16.6 9.7
2016 578 33.0 17.5 9.5
2017 565 34.0 16.6 n/a
2018 567 32.0 17.7 n/a
2019 566 31.0 18.2 n/a
2020 566 34.0 16.6 6.5
2021 507 29.5 17.1 n/a
2022 557 30.5 18.2 n/a
2023 586 31.5 18.6 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Thrasher Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 331 16.0 20.6 n/a
1989 343 16.0 21.4 n/a
1990 436 16.0 27.2 n/a
1991 468 16.0 29.2 n/a
1992 543 16.0 33.9 n/a
1993 525 16.0 32.8 n/a
1994 534 30.0 17.8 n/a
1995 555 30.0 18.5 n/a
1996 555 30.0 18.5 n/a
1997 574 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 582 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 570 n/a 0.0 n/a
2000 634 n/a 0.0 n/a
2001 525 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 521 n/a n/a n/a
2003 521 n/a n/a n/a
2004 513 n/a n/a n/a
2005 535 n/a n/a n/a
2006 526 31.9 16.5 n/a
2007 537 35.0 15.3 6.9
2008 504 32.0 15.8 6.7
2009 520 31.0 16.8 8.3
2010 533 32.0 16.6 7.3
2011 546 30.9 17.6 9.5
2012 566 32.9 17.2 9.4
2013 579 32.7 17.7 8.1
2014 561 33.0 17.0 8.4
2015 565 34.0 16.6 9.7
2016 578 33.0 17.5 9.5
2017 565 34.0 16.6 n/a
2018 567 32.0 17.7 n/a
2019 566 31.0 18.2 n/a
2020 566 34.0 16.6 6.5
2021 507 29.5 17.1 n/a
2022 557 30.5 18.2 n/a
2023 586 31.5 18.6 n/a

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Thrasher Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $451 (5.2%) $7,912 (90.4%) $8,750
2020 $458 (4.8%) $8,576 (90.5%) $9,480
2021 $775 (7.5%) $9,244 (88.9%) $10,399

Data source: Tennessee Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Thrasher Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 11th of 985 Elementary schoolsRanks 9th of 1020 Elementary schools
 0.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Thrasher Elementary)85.976
 9.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hamilton County)47.541
 6.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)43.840.5
 3.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Thrasher Elementary)70.778
 7.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hamilton County)36.140.6
 4.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)36.940.5
 3.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Thrasher Elementary)92.690.7
 1.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hamilton County)4946.6
 2.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)4643.6
 2.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Thrasher Elementary)85.283.7
 1.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Hamilton County)38.243.9
 5.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)34.343.5
 9.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Thrasher Elementary)94.790.4
 4.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hamilton County)47.644
 3.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)46.237.2
 9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Thrasher Elementary)69.186
 16.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Hamilton County)34.240.3
 6.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)35.237
 1.8%
All Grades Mathematics (Thrasher Elementary)9187.5
 3.5%
   All Grades Mathematics (Hamilton County)43.239.9
 3.3%
   All Grades Mathematics (Tennessee)40.838.1
 2.7%
All Grades English Language Arts (Thrasher Elementary)75.482.4
 7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Hamilton County)33.437.3
 3.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Tennessee)33.736.6
 2.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students566586
 3.5%
African American24
 100%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian54
 20%
Hispanic2027
 35%
Pacific Islander00
White523520
 0.6%
Two or More Races1531
 106.7%


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Students at Thrasher Elementary are 89% White, 5% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic.

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In the 2022-23 school year, 586 students attended Thrasher Elementary.


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