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Thurston Elementary School is located in the northeast area of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and its boundaries stretch eastward out through Superior Township.  The mission of Thurston Elementary is to nurture the joy of learning by instituting high academic standards, fostering positive relationships and promoting social responsibility.  Located near the school is the Thurston Nature Center which is a 24-acre nature preserve with a seven-acre pond.  This area is controlled by the Thurston Elementary PTO sub-committee and is used to help the children with environment education.
Thurston Elementary


When you live near Thurston Elementary you’ll have a unique place to call home in that you’ll be so close to the University of Michigan and the main downtown Ann Arbor area but also close to the rural areas of Superior Township.  You’ll be able to experience the culture and entertainment as well as restaurant options, boutique shopping and walkable streets of Ann Arbor while still enjoying all that nature has to offer.  If you’re looking for a great spot to raise a family where your children can attend an excellent school then check out the homes near Thurston Elementary School.

Facts about the Thurston Elementary

• Thurston Elementary was ranked better than 93.7% of the elementary schools in Michigan.
• Thurston Elementary was also ranked 8th among the 20 elementary schools in Ann Arbor.
• There are 34 full-time teachers.
• The ratio between teachers to students is 17.2.
• In any given school year, there are approximately 415 students.

Facts about the Thurston Elementary District

The Ann Arbor Public Schools covers over 125 square miles and educates nearly 17,000 students.  Encompassing the city of Ann Arbor as well as portions of eight surrounding communities, the Ann Arbor Public Schools include: 

• 20 Elementary Schools
• 5 Middle Schools
• 3 High Schools
• 3 Alternative High Schools

School Information

Thurston Elementary
2300 Prairie Street
Ann Arbor, MI  48105
Phone: 734-994-1979
Principal: Natasha York

Ann Arbor Public Schools
Balas Administration Building
2555 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104