Thornton High School

Serves grades 9 - 12

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year [note on school closures TBD].
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
9351 Washington Street
Thornton, CO 80229
Phone
(720) 972-4800
District
ADAMS 12 FIVE STAR SCHOOLS
County
ADAMS COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
1608
Classroom Teachers
90

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Colorado

2

(10 is best)

Better than 13.5% of CO schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

2

(10 is best)

Thornton High School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 10

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0
80 60 40 20 0
20%
48%
27%
58%
12%
38%
20%
48%
27%
58%
12%
38%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

25 20 15 10 5 0
18
19
17
16
    AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL
    AVG FOR DISTRICT
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 9 404 25.1%
Grade 10 399 24.8%
Grade 11 445 27.7%
Grade 12 360 22.4%
Total 1608 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 20.0% 48.2% 55.4%
Black 3.8% 1.8% 4.8%
Hispanic 70.2% 43.5% 35.4%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 4.8% 5.8% 3.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.1% 0.7% 1.0%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 60.8% 38.9% 40.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 46.6% 29.4% 32.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 14.2% 9.5% 8.1%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 236,223 5,758,736
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 3,855.1 55
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 7.5% 6.0%
5-19 YEARS OLD 21.6% 19.1%
20-44 YEARS OLD 36.1% 35.9%
45-64 YEARS OLD 23.9% 25.2%
65 OR OLDER 10.9% 13.8%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 82,303 2,148,994
Single Parent Households With Children 10.7% 8.7%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 89.1% 91.7%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 34.1% 40.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 18.1% 17.0%
$100,000 - $149,999 20.6% 17.6%
$75,000 - $99,999 15.1% 13.8%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.0% 17.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 15.0% 15.6%
$15,000 - $29,999 8.4% 10.6%
$15,000 or less 4.8% 8.0%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,503 $213,621,000 43.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $524 $20,340,000 4.1%
Staff $527 $20,450,000 4.2%
General Administration $110 $4,289,000 0.9%
School Administration $692 $26,859,000 5.5%
Operation $797 $30,928,000 6.3%
Transportation $270 $10,489,000 2.1%
Other $620 $24,085,000 4.9%
Total Support $3,540 $137,440,000 28.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,598 $139,673,000 28.5%
Total Expenditures $12,641 $490,734,000 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,612 $5,124,702,000 43.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $581 $530,507,000 4.5%
Staff $573 $522,889,000 4.5%
General Administration $158 $144,064,000 1.2%
School Administration $787 $718,175,000 6.1%
Operation $936 $854,694,000 7.3%
Transportation $302 $276,184,000 2.4%
Other $726 $662,710,000 5.7%
Total Support $4,062 $3,709,223,000 31.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,163 $2,888,638,000 24.6%
Total Expenditures $12,838 $11,722,563,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,069 $358,201,987,000 50.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $716 $36,303,849,544 5.1%
Staff $569 $28,839,133,000 4.1%
General Administration $233 $11,807,269,000 1.7%
School Administration $680 $34,450,660,000 4.8%
Operation $1,094 $55,418,509,000 7.8%
Transportation $494 $25,019,268,456 3.5%
Other $430 $21,796,799,000 3.1%
Total Support $4,216 $213,635,488,000 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,767 $140,198,177,000 19.7%
Total Expenditures $14,052 $712,035,652,000 100.0%