Thornton Middle School

Last updated: October 19, 2018

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

History

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 to develop a collaborative relationship with you in order to foster long-term student achievement. We are always in need of assistance and value your contributions. For information about volunteering at Thornton Middle School, please contact our campus VIPS liaison, Jennifer Austin, at [email protected].

Thornton Middle School

Thornton Middle School school building

19802 Kieth Harrow Blvd. Katy TX 77449

281-856-1500

7:25 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Reginal Mitchell

1993

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