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Thunder Mountain High School

Public | 9-12 | 643 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted December 15, 2011

The only thing I have to complain about I that the way the school is built does not make it feel like a high school. The colored wings are juvenile and remind me of middle or elementary school. The spikes on the ceiling, metal, and concrete remind me of a jail. Never the less, the school is beautiful and the staff is great. Activities, clubs, and classes are highly involving for most of the student body.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2011

An excellent school and a friendly social environment. This school might be new, but there is no negative interactions within and it already has a great activity program.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2010

I have to agree with the posted review. As a parent of a graduating senior I have found very little response to inquiries regarding my student from the teachers. I have encouraged communication by sending emails and have them go unanswered it could take 3 -4 emails to get response from the teacher. We have had an excellent counselor for my child who was responsive to my request for meetings to know what credits would be needed to graduate and has been prompt to answer all emails. I do not find the administrative staff to have the same helpful attitude. It is my hope that the school will stop with worrying about trying all the new approaches and work at teaching and communicating with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

The Thunder Mountain High School 'THHS' facility is superb. The faculty seems very dedicated, however the administration although nice are much too tolerant of some highly obnoxious behavior of a few poorly behaving students. Despite being a new school, there is a group of students who litter, bully and generally show contempt for a beautiful learning environment. Even worse is the way it is tolerated by the administration. The counselors at this institution leave much to be desired. One has the impression that they are merely marking time to reach the magical retirement age - this is very bad for students. It was commended by others that if one truly wants help, they should seek the guidance of the Juneau Douglas High School counselors - a very poor review of present staff at TMHS. Despite these challenges with some improved guidance from the school board this school can have a bright future.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2011.

163 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
62%

2008

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2011.

164 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
83%

2008

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

164 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
77%

2008

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2011.

180 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
78%

2008

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

177 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
89%

2008

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2011.

168 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
69%

2008

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2011.

180 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
80%

2008

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students68%
Female70%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American48%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners<=40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female92%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American68%
White97%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learners<=40%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American68%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners<=40%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students76%
Female77%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=80%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracialn/a
Native American57%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners<=40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female93%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=80%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native American69%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learners<=40%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female69%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native American61%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners<=40%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female91%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=80%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native American71%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners<=40%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2011.

180 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
88%

2008

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

177 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
92%

2008

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2011.

180 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
81%

2008

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2011.

33 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2011.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
48%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 32% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 46% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students87%
Female88%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=80%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners<=40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female>=95%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=80%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learners50%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female84%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners<=40%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students55%
Female55%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female>=60%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities>=75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students73%
Female>=80%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged>=75%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 24% 23%
Asian 9% 6%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Black 2% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 1% 7%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Juneau, AK 99801
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