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Thunder Mountain High School

Public | 9-12 | 683 students

 
 

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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 65% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 64% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students78%
Female79%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American64%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American86%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American76%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students66%
Female61%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American52%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female81%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American63%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female61%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American52%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female88%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American67%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. 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 35% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
41%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. 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 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. 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 Students78%
Female75%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American67%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%

Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American78%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%

Writing

All Students81%
Female92%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American67%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. 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 Students31%
Female38%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American25%
White36%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant31%

Reading

All Students64%
Femalen/a
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%

Writing

All Students39%
Female47%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American29%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant39%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. 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
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. 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 60% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 19% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 6%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Black 2% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 8%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3101 Riverside Dr
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: (907) 780-1900

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