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About This School

Thornton Elementary School is a public elementary school in Arlington. The principal of Thornton Elementary School is Ms Alicia Rodriguez, whose e-mail is 892 children attend Thornton Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 62% of the Thornton Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 93% of the 892 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 96% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Thornton Elementary School is 15:1. Knox Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 88% 39%
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 24%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 30%
Asian 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 7%
Multiracial 0.1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 55%
Limited English proficiency 62% 21%
Economically disadvantaged 93% 54%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Wow! Great school. I don't know of another school that kids cry when they have to leave early. Lots of parent involvement. Wonderful principal and friendly staff.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child attended Thornton Elementary and I have to say that the PTA is exceptional. Both the parents and teachers help out volunteer and really give themselves to do so much for the school and the students.

  • (7 years ago)

    The two teachers I have dealt with at Thornon have been great! Mrs. Kimbrough and Mrs. Hernandez (Pre-K) they are very kind and always willing to speak with the parents and guide them with tips and suggestions with school related issues kids may have. If only parents were more involved with there kids! Mrs. K was great with my son and he learned so much this last year. Keep up the great work Mrs.Kimbrough & Mrs. Hernandez!

  • (7 years ago)

    2 of my children attend Thorton Elementary 3rd grade and 5th grade. I am very impressed with their teachers this year.(as well as in the past years) They monitor my children on their study/school work responsibilities. They also find a way to assist those who need a little more help. *Even if it means staying after school.* They try different teaching methods to see which method best suites your child. This children are not disadvantaged students when it comes to the curriculum being taught at this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Thornton prides itself on the committment of our teachers. Every teacher is ESL or Bilingual certified. The faculty is committed to professional development that will improve and enhance the quality of our student's lives. Our student are diverse and multi-talented. Thornton is a great place to work!

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