Thunderbird High School

1750 W. Thunderbird
Phoenix, AZ 85023
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Thunderbird High School serves 1,488 students in grades 9-12.
Thunderbird High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 76% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 59% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Thunderbird High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

Thunderbird High School's student population of 1,488 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 72 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,488 students
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Total Classroom Teachers72 teachers
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School Rankings

Thunderbird High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,120 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Thunderbird High School is 0.64, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#291 out of 2120 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:118:1
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American Indian
4%
6%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
39%
45%
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Black
7%
5%
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White
46%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.640.65
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Graduation Rate
95%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGlendale Union High School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Thunderbird High School is West-mec - Thunderbird High School (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Reid Traditional Schools' Painted Rock Academy (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Moon Mountain School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Phoenix West-mec - Thunderbird High School Vocational School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12
    0.0 miles
    1750 W. Thunderbird
    Phoenix, AZ 85023
    (623) 915-8900
    0 9-12 n/a
  • Phoenix Moon Mountain School Math: 34% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 666 students
    0.3 miles
    13425 N 19th Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85029
    (602) 896-6000
    0.3 PK-6 666
  • Phoenix John Jacobs Elementary School Math: 40% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 576 students
    0.9 miles
    14421 N 23rd Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85023
    (602) 896-5700
    0.9 K-6 576
  • Phoenix Shaw Butte School Math: 25% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 909 students
    1.0 miles
    12202 N. 21st Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85029
    (602) 347-4200
    1 PK-6 909
  • Phoenix Reid Traditional Schools' Painted Rock Academy Charter School
    Math: 72% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-8 | 597 students
    1.2 miles
    14841 N. Black Canyon Highway
    Phoenix, AZ 85023
    (623) 478-2344
    1.2 K-8 597

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