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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Too much (1 response)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Somewhat effective (1 response)
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Thornton High School
Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective

Posted January 31, 2016
- a parent
Look at the test scores, they speak volumes as to the level of education these kids are receiving

Thornton High School 1

Posted January 10, 2016
- a parent
THS relies on the International Baccalaureate program to increase testing scores. The former principal, Johnny Terrell, had no connection with the students or staff. The counselor, Patty Rollison, is disconnected and provides no guidance to the students. This school has so many issues the quiet students are left in the dust. There are no support systems for students that need out of the box thinking. This was the worst experience for our child who is extremely intelligent. We regret choosing this school. Please do not choose unless your student can do everything on their own including navigating the graduation requirements, chaotic hallways, unhelpful school leaders and crime. The majority of the teachers are incredible but overwhelmed. It's the poorest excuse for a school and the International Baccalaureate program should be moved to a school that has the means to provide guidance and support to all students not just the ones that are failing.


Thornton High School
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective

Posted January 10, 2016
- a parent
Not enough support for teachers. Those that excelled and cared are burned out and then stop caring.

Thornton High School
Develops grit: Strongly disagree

Posted January 10, 2016
- a parent
No guidance. They just want to graduate students. It's a sad state of affairS. Teachers try but principal Terrell was a tyrant and ran the school with no empathy, compassion or willingness to understand students with challenges.

Thornton High School
Develops respect: Strongly disagree

Posted January 10, 2016
- a parent
Allow cheating, drugs in parking lots, principal has no respect or trust in students or parents. Terrible environment.


Thornton High School
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree

Posted January 10, 2016
- a parent
It's all about fending for yourself. No one cares about others. Very sad. No community.

Thornton High School
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree

Posted January 10, 2016
- a parent
Students were caught cheating and the administration did nothing about it. Students stole exams and used phones to cheat. IB students that graduated with high honors never accountable.

Thornton High School 5

Posted May 14, 2015
- a community member
you are all very one minded about the educational systems, people are saying there is certain "molds" and classrooms are over crowded, complain of fights? are you kidding. this is the students, NOT THE SCHOOL. THIS SCHOOL IS AMAZING, EVERYTHING FROM THE GYM TO THE HUGE GORGE IS AMAZING AND THE CUSTODIAL STAFF THAT WORKS EVERY SINGLE DAY TO KEEPT IT CLEAN ARE AMAZING. if you are criticising what is inside (which changes every single year) then you are only criticising the parents of each and every student, good luck with that. IB has its own curriculem, you dont like it? you dont blame it on the teachers, thats so incompetitent! this school is beautiful, and its only trying to open doors for everyone! -'15 senior from THS


Thornton High School 2

Posted February 01, 2015
- a parent
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.

Thornton High School 3

Posted April 07, 2014
- a community member
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.

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Thornton High School
9351 Washington Street, Thornton, CO  80229
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. (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.
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