Thunderbird High School

1750 W Thunderbird Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85023
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 20%
Serving 1,615 students in grades 9-12, Thunderbird High School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 35%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 40%).
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,615 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • : 91% (Top 30% in AZ)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 55% (Top 20%)
  • : 53% (Top 30%)
  • : 27% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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 1,615 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 74 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,615 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
74 teachers
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School Rankings

Thunderbird High School ranks within the top 20% of all 1,956 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
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.
This School
State Level (AZ)
#363 out of 1956 schools
(Top 20%)
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55%
35%
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53%
40%
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27%
24%
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
17:1
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American Indian
3%
5%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
46%
47%
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Black
8%
6%
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White
38%
35%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.64
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91%
77%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
5%
9%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Thunderbird High School's ranking?
Thunderbird High School is ranked #363 out of 1,956 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are Thunderbird High School often compared to?
Thunderbird High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Greenway High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
55% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 35% AZ state average), while 53% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% AZ state average).
What is the graduation rate of Thunderbird High School?
The graduation rate of Thunderbird High School is 91%, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 77%.
How many students attend Thunderbird High School?
1,615 students attend Thunderbird High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
46% of Thunderbird High School students are Hispanic, 38% of students are White, 8% of students are Black, 3% of students are American Indian, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Thunderbird High School?
Thunderbird High School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Thunderbird High School offer ?
Thunderbird High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Thunderbird High School part of?
Thunderbird High School is part of Glendale Union High School District (4285).
In what neighborhood is Thunderbird High School located?
Thunderbird High School is located in the North Mountain Village neighborhood of Phoenix, AZ. There are 34 other public schools located in North Mountain Village.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,615 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • : 91% (Top 30%)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 55% (Top 20%)
  • : 53% (Top 30%)
  • : 27% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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