Thornton High School
Thornton High School's student population of 1,706 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 89 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Total Students||1,706 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||89 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
Thornton High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Thornton High School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data||This School||State Level (CO)|
Overall Testing Rank
|#1600 out of 1768 schools|
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
|Student : Teacher Ratio||19:1||17:1|
|Two or more races|
|All Ethnic Groups|
|Eligible for Free Lunch|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||Adams 12 Five Star Schools School District|
Nearby Public Schools
The nearest high school to Thornton High School is York International (1.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is The International School At Thornton Middle School (0.2 miles away)
- School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
- Denver The International School At Thornton Middle School Grades: 6-8 | 925 students
9451 Hoffman Way
Denver, CO 80229
(720) 972-5160 0.2 6-8 925
- Denver North Mor Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 481 students
9580 Damon Drive
Denver, CO 80221
(720) 972-5540 0.8 PK-5 481
- Denver Achieve Academy Grades: PK-8 | 554 students
9100 Poze Blvd
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1300 0.9 PK-8 554
- Denver Explore Elementary School Grades: PK-6 | 422 students
2410 Poze Blvd
Denver, CO 80229
(303) 853-1300 0.9 PK-6 422
Good school! They take time with each student when they need it.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Student
Just want to say that I am doing perfectly fine at this school, I've gotten great grades and have not had so called problems with this "horrible" school. Drugs are all a factor of the community the school is surrounded by, there is a risk that students have more exposure to drugs by being in this type of area but you must realize this is at the student's decision. It is in no way the school's fault for the community's faults or flaws. Thornton is a great school and can be represented with the students that have graduated from it. We've had a student go to Brown and another go to MIT. Please realize that just because the community has its flaws does not mean the school does. Their courses are great and our school is not represented by those who are not as polite or by drugs.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Student2110
Where do I even begin, this school is so horrible. The students the go there are so rude and disrespectful, they have so many problems with drugs, attendance, fighting and much more. My son has been to 4 different high schools because we are constantly moving and when I told my co-workers that my son guys goes there they all tell me they have took there children out of that school, either because of drugs or the attendance. My son has been doing amazing his past three years of high school he is a junior now, he has never been suspended nor expelled but when he came to this school he started to smoke weed, I found out he was doing acid and cocaine, then he got suspended for missing class and I received a letter saying I would have to appear in court if his attendance continued. I immediately took him out and took him to drug classes and we moved out of Thornton and he no longer goes to Thornton High School and he has straight A's and B's and hasn't even 1 class. I just highly recommend if you want to keep your kid on the right path and out of trouble do not go to Thornton High.
- Posted by Parent - sbuc6
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