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6-8
Public
Aurora, CO
Students enrolled: 1,234
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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5250 South Picadilly St
Aurora, CO 80015

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(720) 886-1500
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January 11, 2014
There are some great teachers & staff that work at this school. I rate this school low due to a few reasons. One is inadequate student teacher ratios. The other is lack of knowledge on how to educate post cancer kids. There are more kids surviving cancer so this school needs to get up to pace for special needs kids.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2013
I have been a student of this school all three of my middle school years. Personally, most teachers are amazing and there are many clubs and ways to get involved in the school. My only problem and my biggest problem is the bullying. There are cliques all over the school and everyone who goes to the school knows that they are either the popular group or the loser group. Unfortunately, I was considered a loser all 3 years and was mistreated by many of the popular people. What hurts the most is these kids don't even realize what they do to their peers. I never felt welcome to the school by the students and I have been shoved in lockers, even, without the teachers noticing while they are in the same hallway as I. The students do get a talk about drugs and weapons and bullying, however, they continue to do it behind the adults' backs and the adults continue not to notice. Even if something is reported to the counselors or teachers, the problem never seems to go away. I now enter high school not confident that I will make friends and terrified that my situation will get worse and carry on just as it did in middle school. I sort of recommend the school but please do be very careful.

- submitted by a community member
June 24, 2013
Lots of programs and extracurricular activities. My kid feels safe at school. Could be a little better at informing parents of happenings.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2013
As a past student of this school, I can honestly say that this school is the worst school of all time. Being bullied is always an issue, and if you don't fit in with the other students, you can expect to be bullied.

- submitted by a community member
April 07, 2013
As a current student (eighth grade) of Thunder Ridge, I can truly say that this is a great school. The teachers here are extremely passionate about their jobs, and it shows. They offer every core class in an advanced form with the Pre-AP program. I don't dislike very many people at this school. We are a tightly knit community and are very tolerant. Also, they offer many extracurricular programs that can relate to anybody. I love it here at Thunder Ridge, and next year, I will be very prepared for Eaglecrest, and I am ecstatic about that as well. I think you should definitely consider Thunder Ridge as a school, for it can help people of any learning level, and you will never be friend-less in this caring community.

- submitted by a community member
March 18, 2013
There is way to much bulling going on at this school! The Staff does nothing about it either! Besides punishing the kid that is being bullied! They want to keep their record clean! Instead of dealing with the problem! I know of several kids that were bullied and nothing was done! Instead of dealing with the problem kids they put one kid in a room for protection during lunch and he had to walk with teachers in the halls instead of dealing with the bullies. what kind of school is this???

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2013
My daughter is wraping up 8th grade at TRMS, and as a parent I could not be happier with the care and education that she has gotten there. Every teacher she has had has been easy to work with, and excelent in their subject area. She has been given the skills and the confidence to enter high school totally prepared. We are sad to have her leave next year for high school, but thrilled to have our son start in the 6th gade. Great teachers, dedicated administration, and fantastic families. This is the kind of school where you can feel great about sending your kids.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2012
I am going into my 8th grade year at Thunder Ridge and I can't wait for the year to start! There are so many great after-school programs that are fun and many are educational. The teachers are nice and are very focused on getting you where you need to be to succeed. I'm sorry that this will be my last year, I just don't want to leave!

- submitted by a community member
July 09, 2012
I am currently going into my 8th grade year at Thunder Ridge. The school has been standing for many years, and I am very satisfied by its teachers and other staff members. On one hand, the food could be better, but I definitely recommend it.

- submitted by a community member
April 25, 2012
I love this school I love the staff and students they are all kind and sweet I think the teacher amazing because they always have a fun entertaining way to Learn.i love the gym teachers and the fun activitys they have for us I am curantly in 6th grade and can't wait for another school year to start!!!!!!!!!! I recommand this school if you want your child to be safe and happy!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
February 07, 2012
I switched to Thunder Ridge from Grand Junction. The people here are a lot nicer and caring than the people at East Middle School (the school I went to) The teachers are really nice and understanding. I love it here!

- submitted by a community member
June 28, 2011
I am currently a 7th grader at Thunder Ridge and i love it! I switched in the middle of 6th grade from Horizon Middle School because we moved. I didn't want to move but as soon as I met all my teachers and students, I didn't want to leave. The teachers are very helpful and nice. They give you plenty of time to study for a test and give you a packet that has all the answers in it (im talking about science). The students are very nice and there are rarely any rumors and if there are nobody spreads them. I would recommend this school.

- submitted by a community member
November 04, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 24, 2009
Im currently in 8th grade at Thunder Ridge and I am satisfied with the curriculum. Teachers really make an effort to really connect with everyone of their students.

- submitted by a student
August 02, 2009
i have gone to Thunder Ridge for a year and that year has been the best year of my life!! the teachers and students are fantastic and i have friends that have been going to this school in 2003 and there hasn't been one bad experience and they all have said that those 3 years have been the best years of their lives. This has been the kindest most wonderful school i will and have experienced. Thanks so much to the wonderful students and staff at Thunder Ridge Middle School. :D

- submitted by a student
June 22, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 29, 2009
I am a student in the 7th grade. i have so many wonderful memories on the teachers. it just a great school.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 15, 2009
The teachers are great and the friends you make there is awsome. Whenever i am on break i always want to go back to see my friends. There is no popular ar not popular group so everyone is treated with respect and everyone has a friend.

- submitted by a student
December 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2008
Well i am currently a student at Thunder Ridge and I think that some of these comments are crazy! I mean gang violence?!! The teachers are great and will do everything to help you sucseeed in school teachers like Ms. Ryerson a seventh grade science teacher will stay after school with you as will Ms. GrethBark at seventh grade social studies will help you with anything . All i can say is i can't believe this is my last year at this school.

- submitted by a student
September 13, 2008
This school is wonderful to go to!!! Every week day is new and full of fun. I always feel safe and i learn so much!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating July 09, 2008
I love the principal. Willing to listen to parent concerns and cares about the students.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 27, 2008
the comment on august 15 2004 is ridiculous! there are no gangs! i have never even seen a knife there! the school is safe! there are plenty of security guards willing to get involved the school rocks! the teachers rule and the curriculum actually isnt boring! Im an 8 th grader, there arnt even too many bullies, they all get in trouble! but most kids are nice -johnt

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 22, 2008
I totally disagree with the post from April 1st 08. I have a daughter that is a 6th grader at TRMS and we have had nothing but a positive experience with the administration and teaching staff. My daughter is a minority and has never felt not safe, teachers have always been accessible, via email or telephone call and it is a joy watching her flourish in this environment. This is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2008
The school is ok. Some of the teachers do not take the time with your kids. Most of them leave early because they are on a so called contract. Some of them just don't care and no matter how much you voice your converns, they just don't get it! The students at Thunder Ridge deserve teachers who care! Students deserve the teacher's undivided attention. Many kids experience fustration, abuse, neglect at home and is looking for a place to go and be educated on how to deal with the burdens at home etc. If you are a minority this is really not the school for your child. It doesn't just take the effort of the principal. The teachers must also get involved and care for the child's well being. Parents get involved, have more conversations with your kids. You'll be surprised at the things they will tell you.

- submitted by a community member
January 10, 2008
i love the school sooo much it has alot to offer not to mention great teachers

- submitted by a student
no rating November 28, 2007
I was a student and Thunder Ridge Middle School for three years and i would have to say i did not enjoy the experience at all. There are some very good teachers but i would have to say the students are what i do not like. I was bullied for countless years. And when i stood up for myself i was accused of racism. I do not recommend this school.

- submitted by a student
November 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 16, 2007
I am a former student of TRMS ,as of this summer, and I think it is a wonderful school. Although they have some rough spots here and there, it only makes it stronger. The teachers are very nice, but still enforce the rules. The programs are great and it is easilly the best school I have gone to. (Out of 5)

- submitted by a student
May 06, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
April 26, 2007
The curriculum is excellent, the teachers phenomenal, and environment very kids appropriate: communities help kids know their school and staff know the kids. The response to parental input is above all others. Ability grouping, block scheduling, and true educational focus makes this school a gem. I've had one child go through and is now excelling in an IB program, and a second there learning to be challenged as well. (Choiced into the school, because knew they'd listen, care, and meet all needs.)

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2007
I'm currently an 8th grade student at TRMS. The teachers take their time teaching. And if one student doesn't understand, they will spend additional time with them. The electives and encore classes offer a wide range of choices. The security guards make sure everyone is safe and everyone loves Pete. I would recommend this school to new families and students looking for a great school.

- submitted by a student
December 11, 2006
I am currently an 8th grade student at TRMS, and I think its absolutely great. The teachers are great, they always are telling you to get help when you need it, and how you can as well. TRMS is a great school I definitely recommend this school!

- submitted by a student
November 03, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
July 18, 2006
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- submitted by a student
March 01, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2005
Regardless of whatever else can be said about Thunder Ridge Middle School, thier teaching staff is first rate. I would especially like to single out Ms Ravnan, the orchestra teacher. She has demonstrated the limitless patience, abundance of practical experience and dogged determination of a top-notch educator. The district is richer for having her on staff and I personally am indebted to her for her kindness.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2004
i am a previous student of thunder ridge middle school and my 3 years there just got worse and worse. the discipline is poor the administration doesnt jump to solving problems quickly . when students go to the office to write up incident reports the people working in the office ask questions and try to get the students out of writing reports or they'll ask what the problem is and say that theres nothing that can be done. for example i went to the office to write up a student that was constantly harassing me and they said that i needed a pass. this has happened to me seveneral times. not the best school.

- submitted by a former student
September 08, 2004
The administrators and some of the teachers are a real let down at this school. When my daughter asks questions she is reprimanded for 'not paying attention'. I think that this is unacceptable. This school stresses that when kids have questions they should feel free to ask. She is afraid to raise her hand in class now and avoids talking to her teachers at all costs.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2004
My son was attacked with a knife by a gang. The teachers are good, but the violence can really be dangerous.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2003
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Thunder Ridge Middle School
5250 South Picadilly St, Aurora, CO  80015
(720) 886-1500
Last modified Thunder Ridge Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Thunder Ridge Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top