School Details

Thornton Elementary School

6450 Pembroke Road, San Antonio, TX 78240
(210) 397-3950
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 701 students 16 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

81%
83%
79%
65%
75%
69%
81%
83%
79%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Northside Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
77%
72%
70%
75%
68%
77%
77%
72%
70%
73%
71%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Northside Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
85%
77%
90%
86%
75%
82%
85%
77%
77%
80%
73%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Northside Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Thornton Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Antonio. The principal of Thornton Elementary School is BLANCA HEMANN, who can be contacted at Blanca.Hemann@nisd.net. 701 children attend Thornton Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 16% of the Thornton Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 28% of the 701 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 45% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Thornton Elementary School is 16:1. Boone Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% %
Hispanic 57% 69%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 6%
Multiracial 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 24% 19%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.05%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 52%
Limited English proficiency 16% 7%
Economically disadvantaged 28% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    The person below that rates one star I can't believe you are taking about the same school! We love Thornton and the new principal is great. I drop off every morning and don't have a clue what you are taking about. Of course they have to control things or else it would be crazy in the morning with parents lingering everywhere. Spend more time in the car saying bye. Anyways we have nothing but good things to say about the school. Mrs. Seaman is a wonderful teacher and my son loves her class! I love all of the special events they have put on at the school and look forward to our years with Thornton! )

  • (7 months ago)

    After experiencing 3 years and 2 principals at this school I have been nothing but appalled with the teachers staff and administration. I have experienced and witnessed attitudes toward parents and students that are the worst I have ever seen in San Antonio; and the unprofessionalism and disrespect shown to myself and others is unimaginable and inexcusable. They consistently handle matters inappropriately. There is a lack of integrity and dignity. They are excessively controlling and unwelcoming. When parents are giving their kids direction or saying goodbye in the morning the children are told to ignore their parents. Parents and other family visitors are often scolded in front of their kids. These people are supposed to be role models to our kids and all they are doing is showing them how to be rude and disrespectful. We will be moving to another school immediately.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is school amazing! Both Principal and Assistant Principal are wonderful! They work together as perfect team. We are going on our 5th year at Thornton couldn't be any happier with this school. Great communication with teachers that are all dedicated to all students needs academically to strive.

  • (1 year ago)

    They should have summer school at Thornton this summer instead of Driggers cause Thornton would be a better school for summer school.

  • (1 year ago)

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  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent have been there at Thornton for 10 years straight my second child is in the 3rd grade. Overall it has been a great experience. Although this year the administration is really coming down very hard on the teachers and students who will be taking the TAKS Tests. Administration is worried about keeping our Exemplary status. That means nothing to me but the stress and frustration from admin. is affecting the teachers and their stress is affecting our children. My son has been subjected to a teacher whom is helping him making faces if he or others get a wrong answer. Why should the kids be subjected to that negative behavior? That is just not acceptable . The teachers should love their career as this is what they have chosen but the tension has become too high and it is affecting all.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a new foster parent I have two beautiful girls that I love as if they where mine. This is my first contact ever with a public school and I am very happy great school and great teachers. The only thing I didn't like is the food it is way too industrial and processed worst than fast food.

  • (6 years ago)

    As the parent of child who spent her kinder through 4th grade year at Thornton I am deeply disappointed in the administrative staff and how they handled a bullying situation. We are now moving to another school.

  • (8 years ago)

    As the parent of a first grader I was very apprehensive as to what would be taught to my child but then I realized my child was in good hands. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The teacher always encouraged her students and gave them the confidence they needed to go into the world!

  • (9 years ago)

    Thornton provides an amazing well-rounded education that allows students to participate in physical education music drama and visual arts in addition to the academic curriculum provided by enthusiastic and dedicated teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    Thornton's Accountability Rating is Academically Acceptable. The teachers are all very dedicated to the children. This year they have a new pricipal and she seems to have the school running very smoothly and you get a good feeling from her. The parents are very involved in the PTA and the future of the children.

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Overall score

(based on 15 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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