Thornton High School



Thornton High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Thornton 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
9 454
10 454
11 494
12 327

Thornton High School is a public high school of the Adams 12 Five Star School District located in Thornton, CO. It has 1,729 students in grades 9th through 12th. Thornton High School is the 45th largest public high school in Colorado and the 2,456th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 19.1 to 1.

Total Students: 1,729
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 90.44
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 2,456th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Colorado: 45th out of 501
Student/Teacher Rank in Colorado: 334th out of 496
Full Time Teacher Rank in Colorado: 37th out of 496

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Thornton High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 874
(51%)
6,575
(51%)
 Female 855
(49%)
6,389
(49%)

Thornton High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 1,116
(65%)
4,367
(34%)
 White 432
(25%)
7,144
(55%)
 Asian 82
(5%)
848
(7%)
 Black 66
(4%)
274
(2%)
 Two or More 17
(1%)
229
(2%)
 American Indian 14
(1%)
89
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
13
(0%)

Thornton High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,028
(59%)
9,633
(74%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 589
(34%)
2,630
(20%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 112
(6%)
701
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Thornton High School is ranked 39th out of 485 ranked schools in Colorado, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Thornton High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (40.5%) is slightly higher than the state average of 36.7%. 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.

Thornton High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 2233
2006 2044
2007 1990
2008 1780
2009 1735
2010 1762
2011 1713
2012 1743
2013 1774
2014 1778
2015 1729

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.1
2006 17.8
2007 17.3
2008 17.2
2009 17.8
2010 18.4
2011 18.6
2012 22.3
2013 20.1
2014 20.3
2015 19.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.36184505150022
2006 0.33610567514677
2007 0.3286432160804
2008 0.23033707865169
2009 0.31469740634006
2010 0.37854710556186
2011 0.41564506713368
2012 0.49684452094091
2013 0.56426155580609
2014 0.52643419572553
2015 0.40543666859456

Compare Thornton High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,761.6% 17.6:1
 
1,910.0% 19.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 36.7%
 
This School 40.5%
 
National Average 48.3%
 

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Public 09 - 12 1,729 19.1:1  
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