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Thornton Middle School

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Posted October 19, 2013

I have been going to this school since 6th grade.I love this school so much it has great teachers that care about there students.If they catch you not working they will talk to you about how this could help your future.It seems to help because most of my friend were those kids and they got a 4.0 all three years.The teachers are also funny they do funny videos but the videos also help us learn.There is no drugs at this school if there were "fights" its just arguing but the teachers get right on it.This school has made good memories for me. I recomend this school to others.Its great.


Posted August 5, 2012

Awful School! the teachers really seem to care but enviroment is awful, its full of drugs, alcohol, and fighting. I know middle school is tough transition for kids but this school is a joke, and good luck getting a hold of any staff, they are always in meetings!


Posted December 9, 2008

I have a daughter at this school. This is her second year. I hope she has the same great experience at Thornton High that she is here at TMS. I had my daughter at four other school before I moved her to this school. Either the schools were to hard academically or they were just to easy. It just seem my daughter didn't fit in. Here at TMS, the teachers are really involved, and really care. She has improved in all areas. I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2004

I have a disabled child. she has been able to attend this school without any sort of predjudice by both staff and students alike. she is happy at this school and is able to participate in all areas of school activity. allowances are made where applicable for her disability and she is included in all activities. she played on several of the sports teams this year and was treated no differently from any other player. in fact, her teams seemed more protective of her with other schools more than anything else. since coming to thornton middle school, she has improved her learning ability tremendously and has even improved her base grade abilities. i highly recommend thornton middle school!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 62% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
19%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
28%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
24%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
19%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
21%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students29%
Female28%
Male29%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligible47%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)15%
Proficient in English33%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant29%

Reading

All Students39%
Female46%
Male33%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Free lunch eligible35%
Reduced lunch eligible56%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)2%
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)17%
Proficient in English47%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant39%

Writing

All Students23%
Female31%
Male16%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)34%
Free lunch eligible20%
Reduced lunch eligible31%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)2%
Students without disabilities27%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)13%
Proficient in English25%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant23%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students19%
Female23%
Male16%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Free lunch eligible18%
Reduced lunch eligible19%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch22%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities22%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)10%
Proficient in English20%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant20%

Reading

All Students31%
Female36%
Male26%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligible41%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)11%
Proficient in English36%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant31%

Writing

All Students24%
Female31%
Male17%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Free lunch eligible21%
Reduced lunch eligible30%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities28%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)13%
Proficient in English25%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant25%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students16%
Female16%
Male16%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)21%
Free lunch eligible16%
Reduced lunch eligible14%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch16%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities18%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)8%
Proficient in English17%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant16%

Reading

All Students25%
Female29%
Male21%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligible18%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch25%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities27%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)8%
Proficient in English26%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant25%

Science

All Students11%
Female11%
Male12%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)17%
Free lunch eligible11%
Reduced lunch eligible9%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch14%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities12%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)1%
Proficient in English16%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant11%

Writing

All Students21%
Female24%
Male18%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)29%
Free lunch eligible19%
Reduced lunch eligible36%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch21%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities23%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)8%
Proficient in English22%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant21%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 74% 32%
White 18% 56%
Black 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9451 Hoffman Way
Thornton, CO 80229
Phone: (720) 972-5160

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