THORNHILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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5880 THORNHILL DR
OAKLAND, CA 94611
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Phone: 510-339-6800
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: Oakland Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 16:1
  • Students/Grade: 49.8
  • Number Students: 299
  • Number Teachers: 18
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5250
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Mel Stenger
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (31 ratings)
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    School Reviews (24 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-31
    "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 ration is redicilous! the director is not as friendly and great as they make him seem endless your a white upper class parent! He lacks understanding and compassion with the special needs children and from my experience i believe he needs more education on Autism and understanding them and their behaviors!!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-06-17
    "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 which keeps things fresh. They all share a deep commitment to the students. The school works really well on a number of levels and it is due to the combined commitment of the families, teachers and staff. Like any school, there are imperfections and things that can be improved, but the children are happy and they all leave the school to move on to whatever next step is right for them: OSA, Montera, private middle schools."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-01-09
    "The new principal and secretary are awesome! Tons of parent involvement and this school has programs that other schools do not. Lots of homework, try 10 to 15 pages front and back plus 20 mins a day reading that u have to log, for a first grader. Very traditional learning. High turn over rate of teachers. About 28 kids per class. The school starts preparing first graders for API testing in first grade, because they want the kids to be prepared for it in second grade. This school is ALL about testing. A good public school. Lots of parents volunteer in class (I am in class everyday so I see the support). Before and after school care available. Enrichment after school classes offered: Mandarin,Spanish, Chess,music,yoga,lego,science and ect. This is not a super nurturing environment. Children do not receive on one help with anything unless there are parent volunteers in the class. This is because there are too many kids in the class for just one teacher to help everyone. Also, probably not a great school for any special needs kids. Asphalt play yard only 15 min in morning and 10 min in after noon for recess."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-04-20
    "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."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-06-12
    "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, and also got extra assistance where needed. There were also fun after school classes, like martial arts and acting."
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