Thunderbird High School

1750 W Thunderbird Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85023
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Thunderbird High School serves 1,615 students in grades 9-12.
Thunderbird High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
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 (2023-24)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,615 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 93% (Top 20% in AZ)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 28% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35% (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 grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 74 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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 is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#828 out of 1854 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
39%
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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
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Graduation Rate
93%
76%
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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: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) 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 #828 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
28% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 35% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).
What is the graduation rate of Thunderbird High School?
The graduation rate of Thunderbird High School is 93%, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 76%.
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).

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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,615 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 93% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 28% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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