Thornton High School
Thornton High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:
- Category Attribute
- Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 5%)
- Thornton High School's student population of 1,734 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
- The teacher population of 88 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Total Students||1,734 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||88 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
- Thornton High School's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year Data||This School||State Level (CO)|
|Overall School Rank||#1486 out of 1,704 schools|
|Math Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||20:1||17:1|
|Two or more races||n/a|
|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 s School District|
Nearby Public Schools
- The nearest high school to Thornton High School is York International (1.0 miles away)
- The nearest middle school, elementary school is The International School At Thornton Middle School (0.2 miles away)
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Denver The International School At Thornton Middle School Grades: 6-8 | 923 students
9451 Hoffman Way
Denver, CO 80229
(720)972-5160 0.2 6-8 923
- Denver North Mor Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 466 students
9580 Damon Drive
Denver, CO 80221
(720)972-5540 0.8 PK-5 466
- Denver Achieve Academy Grades: PK-8 | 564 students
9100 Poze Blvd
Denver, CO 80229
(303)853-1300 0.9 PK-8 564
- Denver Explore Elementary School Grades: PK-6 | 419 students
2410 Poze Blvd
Denver, CO 80229
(303)853-1300 0.9 PK-6 419
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.
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