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Thornton, CO
Students enrolled: 1,713

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9351 Washington St
Thornton, CO 80229

(720) 972-4800
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February 01, 2015
Thornton High School has many problems. They recruit students for their MYP/IB Programs but do not provide the support the students need. The teachers are fantastic but are stressed out by the main stream classes that are not in the MYP/IB program. Many students and parents do not care and the administration spends the majority of their time on the "bad" eggs. Mr. Terrell, the Principle, is militant and does not understand students have different needs and support. He will not discuss challenges and believes all students should fit one mold. Overall, the experience is very poor. If this is not your home school I would strongly reflect on whether or not the environment and program is right for your student. If your student is self sufficient and needs no support it may work for them. If they need support and encouragement this is not the school for your student.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2014
Overall I think it's a good school, however there is a large number of absences. Making them have a huge problem with attendanc. Also there has been many fights recently.

- submitted by a community member
April 02, 2014
This school does an imcredible job of making all students feel welcome and providing a challenging education that better prepares the students for college!

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2014
The "idea" of the Thornton High School International Baccalaureate program drew us in, the execution is often times poor. The classrooms are overcrowded, the guidance counselors are not helpful, and resources are bare. We were sold on the "individual approach to learning" that was promoted, but this is anything but that. It is a one size fits all learning regimen. We regret making the decision for our child to attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2011
Throughout my four years at Thornton I had many life experiences that have shaped who I am today. The teachers at Thornton played a large part in my success. The extra curricular activities offered and staff made school a second home for me. The support I experienced molded me into the teacher I have become today. I am forever grateful for the staff, teachers, and students that changed my life and made my high school career memorable and life changing! Class of 2006 - THS Trojans!

- submitted by a community member
December 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
When there are issues they are dealt with with fairness, equality, and cultural awareness. With the school population changing month by month, sometime day by day, the staff do an excellent job to maintain compassion and individuality. I have the privilege of being a parent and a substitute teacher so I am able to use that unusual perspective to commend my school, Thornton High School to others.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
I love Thornton High School because we have teachers that actually care about the students. We have an administration that works hard to make sure students get the best education possile. Thornton has been my second home for the last three years and this is my last year at Thornton. Thornton helped make me the student and person that I am today. I'm a proud Thornton Trojan.

- submitted by a student
September 16, 2009
Thornton is a terrific high school, with a diverse student body and faculty. They also host the International Baccaluarate program for the district, comprised of bright, motivated young people who will do great things! And the best part is, it's my alma mater!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 16, 2009
The staff at Thornton High School helped me, a troubled teen work through my problems and make it into college. I am forever thankful for the ways they cared and how much emphasis they put on my continued education. The staff put in countless extra hours to help students achieve their goals. I am forever thankful!

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2009
I have a child at this school. My son has been attending Thornton for 3 years. The biggest complaints I have with Thornton stem from lack of discipline. Students can been seen walking the halls all day long, and there doesn't seem to be any consequence for doing so. My so doesn't always feel safe at Thornton. The teachers are very caring and support the kids well, but discipline is a major problem at THS

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2009
It's good. The excellent thing about this school is th IB program. The amount of work is alot but it will pay off in the end. The Orchestra is very good. Though it is a bit overcrowded this is a very good school and it is the best school for students who want to enroll into the IB program.

- submitted by a community member
August 19, 2007
I have children in two of District 12's schools, and my son and I were much happier with the experience at Thornton than at Legacy. Thornton's staff and coaches have established individual student success as their priority. My son felt that he was valued in his academics and sports by each of his teachers and coaches. This school is lively and diverse. What it needs is much more parent participation and support. The athletes need to make a higher commitment to their sports and remain eligible. It is tough to be a teacher or administrator at this school due to the variety of needs the students present, but this staff handles itself with dignity and kindness.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2007
This school has an amazing community. The students all seem to connect and have something in common. There is such diversity in the school that everyone can find a friend or more. The choir program is excellent, as are most of the performing arts. The athletics are also fun and welcoming. I really enjoyed going there and it gave me great people skills. The teachers focus more on the student than on the idea of a standardized test and it really teaches the kids to have realistic ideals of the real world and the hundreds of types of people you will encounter. Real world experiences are most definitely acquired here.

- submitted by a student
April 01, 2005
I am a grandparent and if I come into the school I am told I am not to wander the halls. I wanted to go with my grandson to purchase a yearbook but I was made to wait in the office while my grandson purchased the book. I felt left out of the process and that I had missed an opportunity to meet the teacher. I have offered my services as a volunteer and have not heard back from anyone. I was given the opportunity to watch the classroom when they were doing their mock trial practices and really enjoyed this chance to be in the educational loop. All parents,Grandparents and community members should be welcomed in the school.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2004
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Thornton High School
9351 Washington St, Thornton, CO  80229
(720) 972-4800
Last modified Thornton High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Thornton High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top