Thunderbird High School

  • Thunderbird High School serves 1,488 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 58% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is equal to the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Thunderbird High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62%.

Top Placements

Thunderbird High School places 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 12% 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 Comparison

  • Thunderbird High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,897 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Thunderbird High School is 0.62, 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 School Rank (16-17)#621 out of 1897 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:119:1
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American Indian
3%
6%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
40%
45%
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Black
7%
5%
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White
47%
38%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.620.65
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Graduation Rate
95%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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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

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