Thunder Ridge Middle School

5250 South Picadilly Street
Aurora, CO 80015
(School attendance zone shown in map)
  • Thunder Ridge Middle School serves 1,314 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Thunder Ridge Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Thunder Ridge Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

  • Thunder Ridge Middle School's student population of 1,314 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 74 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,314 students
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Total Classroom Teachers74 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Thunder Ridge Middle School is ranked within the top 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 Thunder Ridge Middle School is 0.63, which is more 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank#643 out of 1768 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
8%
3%
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Hispanic
17%
34%
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Black
11%
5%
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White
57%
53%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.630.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCherry Creek School District No. 5 In The County Of Arapah School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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