Thornton school information

IndexThorntonIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores27%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:118:116:1
Total public schools13,93879,221
Total private schoolsn/a1,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a3067,963
The Thornton, IL educational system consists of 1 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Thornton public schools have average test scores of 27% which is 14% lower than than the Illinois average and 45% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Thornton public schools is 14:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 85.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 84.4% have completed high school, 10.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Thornton are 45% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 1 public schools in Thornton.
  • 85.5% of people in Thornton have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.4% of people in Thornton have completed high school.
  • 10.1% of people in Thornton have completed a bachelors degree.

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  • Wolcott School200 N Wolcott StGrades: KG - 8Students: 228 · Ratio: 12:127

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Education level achieved in Thornton

IndexThorntonIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade85.5%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school84.4%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college41.6%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree15.8%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors10.1%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters2.5%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.0%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Thornton (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Munster, IN23,10383%69%
Crown Point, IN28,74383%69%
St. John, IN15,77779%60%
Cedar Lake, IN11,87275%53%
Highland, IN23,10774%50%
Thornton, IL2,61427%45%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Rhinebeck, NY2,61463%27%
Leadville, CO2,61412%77%
New London, OH2,61477%56%
Derry, PA2,61462%25%
Kenilworth, IL2,61377%56%
Thornton, IL2,61427%45%
Source: The Thornton, IL education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.