Thornton High School

Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Thornton High School serves 143 students in grades 9-12.
Thornton High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤10% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Thornton High School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Thornton High School's student population of 143 students has grown by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students143 students
This chart display total students of Thornton High School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Thornton High School
Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Thornton High School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Thornton High School by grade.

School Comparison

Thornton High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Thornton High School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#9186 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Thornton High School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Thornton High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Thornton High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:123:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Thornton High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
2%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Thornton High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Asian
15%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Thornton High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
51%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Thornton High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
7%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Thornton High School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
15%
23%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Thornton High School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Thornton High School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Two or more races
9%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Thornton High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Thornton High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.690.64
This chart display the diversity score of Thornton High School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
55-59%
84%
This chart display graduation rate of Thornton High School and public school graduation rate of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Thornton High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Thornton High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson Union High School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Thornton High School is Jefferson High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Daly City Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School Math: 30% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 651 students
    0.2 miles
    550 E. Market St.
    Daly City, CA 94014
    (650) 991-1216
    0.2 6-8 651
  • Daly City Jefferson High School Math: 21% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,144 student
    0.3 miles
    6996 Mission St.
    Daly City, CA 94014
    (650) 550-7700
    0.3 9-12 1,144
  • Daly City Susan B. Anthony Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 535 students
    0.4 miles
    575 Abbot Ave.
    Daly City, CA 94014
    (650) 997-7880
    0.4 K-5 535
  • Daly City John F. Kennedy Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 402 students
    0.5 miles
    785 Price St.
    Daly City, CA 94014
    (650) 991-1239
    0.5 K-5 402
  • Daly City Garden Village Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 305 students
    0.7 miles
    208 Garden Ln.
    Daly City, CA 94015
    (650) 991-1233
    0.7 K-5 305

School Reviews

Review Thornton High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Summer vacation may be a time for relaxation, but being away from school may result in significant learning loss. Learn about how you can keep your child’s brain sharp this summer.
As more schools return to in-person learning, teachers and parents find themselves dealing with the trauma and stress created by the pandemic.
After more than a year of remote learning, schools are finally returning to in-person instruction but how has the pandemic changed the face of public education and what will it look like moving forward?