General Information

MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission at Thornton Middle School is to create and maintain a warm, supportive learning environment where the Thornton Family (parents/guardians, students, staff, and community) works collaboratively to provide our students a quality education. By providing students a foundation of rigorous academic skills and meaningful, relevant learning experiences, we will furnish them with the building blocks for a successful future.

In addition to meeting academic needs, our intent is to address the whole child by providing activities that enhance self-esteem, improve interpersonal communication, build positive relationships, and promote self-responsibility. The Patriot ideal, symbolizing a love for our country, community, and school, also emphasizes self-respect and respect for others. As we learn from the past, focus on the present, and march into the future, we envision our students as life-long learners, productive citizens, and preservers of our democracy.

VISION STATEMENT

Patriots lead, contribute, excel!

CURRICULUM - MIDDLE SCHOOL

6TH GRADE

Requirements:

Reading/Language Arts Block
Mathematics
Science
World Cultures
Physical Education

Electives:

Band, Orchestra, Choir 6, or Art 6

7TH GRADE

Requirements:

Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Texas History
Physical Education/Athletics

Electives:

Art, Advanced Art, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Professional Communications*, Reading, Read 180, Spanish I*, Spanish for Native Speakers II/III*, French I*, Yearbook, Touch System Data Entry*, Career Portals: Family & Consumer Sciences, Exploring Foods and Fabrics, Concepts of Engineering & Technology*, and Principles of Manufacturing*

8TH GRADE

Requirements:

Language Arts
Mathematics (either 8th-grade math or Algebra I*)
Science
U.S. History
Physical Education/Athletics

Electives:

Art, Advanced Art, Art I*, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Professional Communications*, Reading, Read 180, Spanish I*, Spanish II*, Spanish for Native Speakers II/III*, Spanish for Native Speakers IVAP*, French I*, French II*, Yearbook, Touch System Data Entry*, Principles of Human Services and Hospitality/Tourism*, Career Portals: Family & Consumer Sciences, Exploring Foods and Fabrics, Concepts of Engineering & Technology*, and Principles of Manufacturing*
*High School credit will be awarded for the courses indicated. Students must qualify before enrolling.

ENROLLMENT

1841 students as of September 15, 2018

DEMOGRAPHICS

(as indicated in the 2018 - 19 AEIS Report)

AFRICAN AMERICAN - 31.0%
HISPANIC - 55.7%
WHITE - 7.1%
NATIVE AMERICAN - 0.7%
ASIAN - 3.6%
PACIFIC ISLANDER - 0.3%
TWO OR MORE RACES - 1.7%
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED - 77.2%

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