Thornhill Elementary School

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5880 Thornhill Dr

Oakland, CA 94611

(510) 339-6800

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 299

Students Per Teacher: 17

Parent Reviews

25 Parent Reviews for Thornhill Elementary School

My child is in third grade at Thornhill. We have been here since kindergarten. I like the teacher my child has. She is caring and supportive. The new Principal however, just hides out in his office all of the time. He is not warm and welcoming as the wonderful previous Principal. Who knows if he ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/11/14

This school was a great start. I couldn't have been more pleased with the parent involvement, and the teachers care, but some are better and more organized than others. Kindergarten is a wonderful experience. Summer mixers turned into friends on the playground and the weekends, for the parents and children. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/10/14

the school might have good rating, but for the special education classroom is bad. if i wouldve know how it actually is in the classroom i wouldve looked for another school. the teacher seams unexperienced, and looks frustrated with her inavility to control the classroom and the kids. the teacher/student ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/31/13

After having spent the last six years at Thornhill, I have seen the breadth and depth of the school. The principal is extremely caring, involved, open and has a lot of OUSD experience -- both as a teacher and a principal. Many teachers have lots of experiences and there are a handful of new teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/17/12

Thornhill is a great school because the teachers are caring, the parents participate, and the children are curious. Thornhill also has a great principal that knows all the kids, keeps things running and under control.

Posted by a parent on 04/20/10

My son went to school here for 4th and 5th grade, 2004 - 2007. He adjusted well as a transfer student, and the kids were friendly. There was good parent involvement in the school. The teachers were very caring and attentive, and in great communication with parents. My son thrived there academically, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/12/09

Thornhill is a terrific school: the quality of the teachers, principal, programs, parental involvement, etc. I too think there's a bit much homework, but this is largely driven by the state and federal level who demand relentless testing and 'accountability.' This is a public school issue generally and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/17/08

This is my child's last year at Thornhill and while I believe it is a good school. I have always found the parents there very difficult to talk to, they are not down to earth but quite snobby. My child's progress started off great but then went down around the third grade. I think she started to see ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/22/07

Having had kids in Thornhill and other schools that give less daily homework etc. I would have to say that more is not better. More homework does not make a child smarter. But I will say this, Thornhill school is a great environment, the parent involvement is fantastic, and the kids seem really ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/22/06

Don't be fooled by the high API score--Thornhill students come from privileged backgrounds and would probably test well anywhere. As the number of students has increased, the district just plops down 'portables' (classroom-sized trailer homes) on the surrounding paved area. Thorhill provides an overscheduled ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/26/06

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Test scores for Thornhill Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Thornhill Elementary School
Oakland Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Oakland schools — Thornhill Elementary School is located at 5880 Thornhill Dr, Oakland CA 94611. 5880 Thornhill Dr is in the 94611 ZIP code in Oakland, CA The school district for Thornhill Elementary School is the Oakland Unified School District. Thornhill Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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