School Details

Thorne Elementary School

25251 Annapolis St, Dearborn Heights, MI 48125
(313) 292-1600
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 619 students 15 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

10%
11%
40%
29%
31%
61%

MI00195

None
93%
91%
95%
90%
88%
87%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2011
  • Westwood Community School District average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

8%
9%
45%
42%
39%
70%
26%
26%
51%

MI00195

None
91%
88%
92%
90%
85%
84%
34%
31%
47%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2011
  • Westwood Community School District average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

15%
13%
45%
43%
46%
72%
1%
2%
17%

MI00195

None
60%
52%
80%
77%
75%
85%
62%
59%
78%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2011
  • Westwood Community School District average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

6%
7%
42%
40%
44%
72%
1%
2%
27%

MI00195

None
  • This school in 2011
  • Westwood Community School District average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Thorne Elementary School is a public elementary school in Dearborn Heights. The principal of Thorne Elementary School is Ms. Kristen Kajoian and can be contacted at kajoiank@wwschools.net. 619 students attend Thorne Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 82% of the 619 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Thorne Elementary School is 15:1. Quest Charter Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 64% 75%
Hispanic 4% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 29% 22%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1.0%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 1% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 77%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    It is true that you shouldn't believe everything you read because most of these comments are inaccurate. My child attends Thorne & I am not impressed. Note the first comment posted on this site written by a 6th grade student ! No punctuation spelling errors etc. That is a prime example of the quality of a Thorne education ! I must admit that some teachers are good (ie Mrs. Clark & Mrs. Brennan) but the principal Mrs. Simmons secretary Ms. Liz as well as most of the teachers are incompetent. I wonder if some even have certification. It was my biggest mistake to put my child in this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    my school thorne is a great place for student because it more active what i like about my school we have like a nice class room who have nice student who are helpful and we are welcomeing inkster children i know are school can improve on helping like how if parents have to work late we have a class for that or if u are like a slow learner u can stay in your class but if u ever feel uncomforable u can go to a teacher that can help u and this is why i think or i mean this is why i know we need this money to help our school love diamond marie watson

  • (3 years ago)

    Most all these reviews must be coming from the employees from the school.. This school is ranked #1875 out of 2065 schools per the state. This school is ranked #328 out of 415 in Wayne County. That is HORRIBLE and unacceptable !! I am a 37 year resident living across the street from this school and its total chaos in the mornings and afternoons. Buss drops your children off at 7 30 am and they stand outside unsupervised until 8am .. CPS needs contacted !!

  • (3 years ago)

    Thorne is a great school. They teach the foriegn language of Manderin to all students starting in kindergarten. My son is exceeds above the basic curriculum and his teacher works with him to meet his needs. Very satisfied with the leadership and involvement.

  • (4 years ago)

    They care about their students!! They have small class sizes which allows them to work with each individual student.

  • (5 years ago)

    my daughter was so in love with this school that when we moved we enrolled her in a new school. And come to find out that she hated it so much that the first week of 1st grade we had to switch her back and do school of choice so she would go to school without crying everyday.and they were more than happy to have her back.. Thank you!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    My son attended kindergarten this past year at Thorne. I can't say enough about his teacher she was excellent. She did soooo much for the kids and really encouraged them to grow. My son is reading at a second grade level and she helped him grow and encouraged him. He was made student of the month which also was very encouraging for him. I didn't have a lot of experience with the principle but I know the kids love her and the couple times I did see her she was very kind. The rest of the office staff is wonderful as well. I just hope first grade is just as much of a wonderful experience!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Thorne really encourages the students to excel. They make learning fun! my son will be featured in the reading hall of fame for reading the most books in the entire 2nd grade. Mrs Allen (2nd grade) and Mrs Johnson (1st grade) are excellent teachers. Thorne You Rock!

  • (6 years ago)

    Average school with average teachers and principals. They deserve the '4' rating they received.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school. My family and I moved from Texas to Michigan about 3years ago . My daughter has been attending Thorne ever since. I love it. She is in Special Education there and I could almost instantly seem a big improvement! She has really grown academically there! I would highly recommend this school to anyone. They really car about the children and learning..Thanks Thorne!

  • (7 years ago)

    My son loves it here at Thorne! The teachers are very supportive and all the while he's been such a social butterfly. He gets good grades and he loves reading computers and music. He's joined the Boy Scouts and has learned to sing and dance and recite a poem in the school programs. All of this for a first grader!

  • (10 years ago)

    The teachers at Thorne are a wonderful bunch of people. They are caring and very concerned about your childs education. I have two daughters at the school they are entering the 3rd grade and 2nd grade and I am completely satisfied with their curriculum. My daughters both have read several hundred books and they both love to read and attend school. My youngest daughter had a slow start but with help and determination from the teachers and of course home she has excelled beyond belief. Thanks Thorne School.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have a 5 year old at thorne right now. I am amazed at the amount of things she has learned so far. She can read over 100 books already. I haven't met another group of 5 year olds that are as smart as ours are right now.

  • (11 years ago)

    My family has been attending Thorne for the past 14 years. We have been very lucky to have this school. The teachers are the Greatest. The princapal is one of the best I have ever met. The staff of Thorne I can not say enough good things about them. When my youngest was very sick and away from school she had visits from many of the staff and recieved cards and gifts. Just because the school day ends does not stop the staff from Thorne from being part of our family. Thats what makes Thorne different from other school it is more like a family.

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