Thunderbird High School



Thunderbird High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Thunderbird High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 400
10 414
11 376
12 341

Thunderbird High School is a public high school of the Glendale Union High School District located in Phoenix, AZ. It has 1,531 students in grades 9th through 12th. Thunderbird High School is the 101st largest public high school in Arizona and the 3,218th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 22.4 to 1.

Total Students: 1,531
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 22.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 68.4
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 3,218th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 101st out of 659
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 192nd out of 276
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 96th out of 276

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Thunderbird High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 801
(52%)
7,831
(51%)
 Female 730
(48%)
7,621
(49%)

Thunderbird High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 774
(51%)
4,471
(29%)
 Hispanic 552
(36%)
8,564
(55%)
 Black 112
(7%)
1,311
(8%)
 American Indian 42
(3%)
388
(3%)
 Asian 41
(3%)
487
(3%)
 Two or More 9
(1%)
204
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
27
(0%)

Thunderbird High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 779
(51%)
5,699
(37%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 676
(44%)
8,649
(56%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 76
(5%)
1,104
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Thunderbird High School is ranked 61st out of 416 ranked schools in Arizona, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Thunderbird High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (49.1%) is slightly higher than the state average of 43.7%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Thunderbird High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1733
2006 1777
2007 1759
2008 1618
2009 1547
2010 1559
2011 1581
2012 1507
2013 1504
2014 1507
2015 1531

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 21
2006 21.4
2007 21.1
2008 20.3
2009 19.9
2010 21.4
2011 22.2
2012 22.2
2013 22.7
2014 23.6
2015 22.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.3802654356607
2006 0.26505346088914
2007 0.33826037521319
2008 0.31582200247219
2009 0.38009049773756
2010 0.39961513790892
2011 0.39278937381404
2012 0.46250829462508
2013 0.47074468085106
2014 0.47710683477107
2015 0.4911822338341

Compare Thunderbird High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
2,016.7% 20.2:1
 
2,240.0% 22.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 43.7%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 49.1%
 

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