Thorntons Ferry School

Serves grades PK - 4

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
134 Camp Sargent Rd.
Merrimack, NH 03054
Phone
(603) 889-1577
District
MERRIMACK SCHOOL DISTRICT
County
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
485
Classroom Teachers
35

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to New Hampshire

7

(10 is best)

Better than 62.9% of NH schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

9

(10 is best)

Thorntons Ferry School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 68 54
Proficiency in Reading 63 54
Proficiency in Math 73 55

Grade 4

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 51 53
Proficiency in Reading 46 54
Proficiency in Math 55 53

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 14.06
AVG FOR DISTRICT 12.68
AVG FOR STATE 12.09
AVG FOR NATION 16.50
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade pk 40 8.2%
Kindergarten 76 15.7%
Grade 1 92 19.0%
Grade 2 88 18.1%
Grade 3 102 21.0%
Grade 4 87 17.9%
Total 485 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 90.0% 91.6% 88.8%
Black 2.1% 1.8% 2.1%
Hispanic 3.8% 3.3% 5.4%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.8% 2.8% 3.3%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 7.0% 9.0% 27.5%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 6.2% 7.4% 23.3%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.8% 1.6% 4.2%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 25,566 1,342,795
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 765.1 149
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 4.8% 4.8%
5-19 YEARS OLD 19.4% 17.9%
20-44 YEARS OLD 29.8% 30.2%
45-64 YEARS OLD 33.1% 30.6%
65 OR OLDER 13.0% 16.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 9,745 526,710
Single Parent Households With Children 8.1% 8.5%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 96.7% 92.8%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 45.7% 36.0%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 24.3% 15.3%
$100,000 - $149,999 24.1% 18.0%
$75,000 - $99,999 14.8% 14.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 14.0% 18.0%
$30,000 - $49,999 13.3% 15.7%
$15,000 - $29,999 4.8% 11.5%
$15,000 or less 4.5% 7.4%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $11,218 $42,022,628 63.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,427 $5,345,542 8.1%
Staff $454 $1,700,684 2.6%
General Administration $461 $1,726,906 2.6%
School Administration $834 $3,124,164 4.7%
Operation $1,183 $4,431,518 6.7%
Transportation $899 $3,367,654 5.1%
Other $213 $797,898 1.2%
Total Support $5,471 $20,494,366 31.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $926 $3,468,796 5.3%
Total Expenditures $17,615 $65,985,790 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,664 $1,731,006,292 55.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,230 $220,263,333 7.0%
Staff $520 $93,101,685 3.0%
General Administration $560 $100,330,227 3.2%
School Administration $889 $159,329,858 5.1%
Operation $1,290 $231,082,489 7.4%
Transportation $703 $125,938,344 4.0%
Other $195 $34,862,230 1.1%
Total Support $5,387 $964,928,704 30.8%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,451 $439,029,208 14.0%
Total Expenditures $17,501 $3,134,922,924 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%