last updated: 01/06/2014

19802 Kieth Harrow Blvd., Katy, Texas, 77449
Phone: (281) 856-1500 ~ FAX:  (281) 856-1548
NEW School Hours for 2011-12: 7:25 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Principal:  Laura Perry
, Ed.D.
School Opened: 1993

Administrative Team

Principal

Dr. Laura Perry

Assistant Principal

William Binford

Assistant Principal

Diana Hindt

Assistant Principal

Dr. Kristine Stephenson

Counselor

Bradley Evans

Counselor

Carla Nelson-Broussard

Counselor

Jude Sheikh         

Director of Instruction

Polly Braun

Media Specialist

Gina Jones

Nurse

Brenda Rothchild

Academic Achievement Specialist

Carla Villyard

Behavioral Interventionist Helping Teacher

Gloria Anderson

Director of Instruction Helping Teacher

Jennifer Seams

 


admin

 

 

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 GradeRequirements:
Reading/Language Arts Block
Mathematics
Science
World Cultures
Physical Education
Electives:
Band, Orchestra, Choir 6, or Art 6

7th GradeRequirements:
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 GradeRequirements:
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.

 

 

Demographics

(as indicated in the 2012-13 AEIS Report)

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISPANIC WHITE NATIVE AMERICAN ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER TWO OR MORE RACES ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
27.9% 59.2% 8.4% 0.1% 2.2% 0.1% 2.2% 72.9%

 

Enrollment

1338 students as of 9/16/13

 

How We Got Our Name

Thornton Middle School was named after Donald O. Thornton, retired Cypress-Fairbanks ISD superintendent. He served the District for 28 years as a teacher, coach, associate superintendent, and superintendent. He and his wife, Dixie, were well-respected, dedicated employees who helped to shape the direction of the school district.

 

VIPS

 

Partnerships with the community are vital in order to strengthen instructional outcomes for all students. We would like you to develop a collaborative relationship with us that will foster long-term student achievement ... one that offers opportunities for all students ... making a difference together.  For more information, please contact Trisha Summa at trisha.summa@cfisd.net or 281-856-1503.


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