Thornton Middle School

Public 6-8

 9451 Hoffman Way
       Thornton, CO  80229-3535


(720) 972-5160

District: Adams 12 Five Star Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
438th of 458 Colorado Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,306 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  17.1
Number of students:  994

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
79.0%
White:
12.6%
African American:
4.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  78.2%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Colorado Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Thornton Middle School ranks worse than 95.6% of middle schools in Colorado. It also ranks last among 7 ranked middle schools in the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 8.08. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (79%), White (12.6%), African American (4.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 78.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Thornton Middle School is 17.1, which is the 2nd best among 7 middle schools in the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Thornton Middle School is $11,306, which is the highest among 7 middle schools in the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District!
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Thornton Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Thornton Middle School 438th of 458 Colorado public middle schools. (See Thornton Middle School in the ranking list.)

Adams 12 Five Star Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Adams 12 Five Star Schools 50th of 126 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Thornton Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 8.63 310th 336 7.7%
2005 7.20 321st 340 5.6%
2006 5.26 327th 346 5.5%
2007 5.41 341st 360 5.3%
2008 4.97 349th 362 3.6%
2009 5.80 359th 377 4.8%
2010 5.65 394th 409 3.7%
2011 5.41 407th 422 3.6%
2012 4.07 413th 425 2.8%
2013 2.86 445th 454 2.0%
2014 6.39 443rd 461 3.9%
2015 12.92 409th 436 6.2%
2016 12.86 371st 400 7.3%
2017 13.18 384th 424 9.4%
2018 7.04 407th 418 2.6%
2019 8.08 438th 458 4.4%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a student
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Open Quote I’m not going to get into the specifics, but this school was the worst place I’ve ever been and made me decide that I never want to go to public school ever again, lest it be even slightly comparable to this place. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Open Quote The school secretary is very rude! My son is bullied at school often and is told he can talk to "Myers" but anytime he goes into the office because he is scared or he needs someone to talk to he is sent away in a rude manner. I am very proud to say none of my kids or other family members will NOT be attending this school next year or any of the following years. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Thornton Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 406 15 11 158 9 n/a n/a 0 599
1989 385 11 7 156 7 n/a n/a 0 566
1990 365 9 2 174 3 n/a n/a 0 553
1991 375 13 8 187 7 n/a n/a 0 590
1992 368 14 4 177 5 n/a n/a 0 568
1993 408 22 6 171 9 n/a n/a 0 616
1994 558 23 13 252 16 n/a n/a 0 862
1995 569 23 17 301 5 n/a n/a 0 915
1996 569 23 17 301 5 n/a n/a 0 915
1997 503 23 21 307 7 n/a n/a 0 861
1998 495 23 23 319 8 n/a n/a 0 868
1999 469 37 18 316 9 n/a n/a 0 849
2000 494 40 22 357 12 n/a n/a 0 925
2001 459 32 29 422 8 n/a n/a 0 950
2002 429 26 20 480 9 n/a n/a 0 964
2003 429 26 20 480 9 n/a n/a 0 964
2004 329 25 28 501 6 n/a n/a 0 889
2005 276 25 29 476 8 n/a n/a 0 814
2006 193 21 18 513 9 n/a n/a 0 754
2007 126 21 18 478 11 n/a n/a 0 654
2008 135 18 20 508 8 n/a n/a 0 689
2009 138 19 34 515 6 n/a n/a 0 712
2010 137 21 28 491 2 n/a n/a 0 679
2011 143 3 7 517 0 2 2 0 674
2012 124 27 18 522 3 2 6 0 702
2013 139 24 19 606 4 1 3 0 796
2014 159 23 21 631 10 1 4 0 849
2015 143 39 16 731 11 0 6 0 946
2016 125 36 22 717 12 0 13 0 925
2017 110 36 17 739 8 0 13 0 923
2018 107 37 18 738 8 1 16 0 925
2019 108 39 18 759 8 1 16 0 949
2020 125 47 17 785 5 2 13 0 994

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Thornton Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 599 41.6 14.3 n/a
1989 566 32.5 17.4 23.5
1990 553 31.3 17.6 27.8
1991 590 37.7 15.6 30.7
1992 568 34.0 16.7 38
1993 616 33.7 18.3 36
1994 862 39.5 21.8 33.9
1995 915 46.5 19.7 52.3
1996 915 46.5 19.7 52.3
1997 861 50.0 17.2 35.9
1998 868 60.0 14.5 37.4
1999 849 46.2 18.4 33.1
2000 925 48.0 19.3 44.3
2001 950 49.0 19.4 51.2
2002 964 58.0 16.6 55.3
2003 964 58.0 16.6 55.3
2004 889 54.8 16.2 62.9
2005 814 45.4 17.9 63.3
2006 754 46.2 16.3 73.7
2007 654 43.0 15.2 77.4
2008 689 44.6 15.4 80.8
2009 712 44.0 16.2 80.8
2010 679 44.0 15.4 84.7
2011 674 39.0 17.2 87.7
2012 702 41.0 17.1 88.6
2013 796 42.3 18.8 85.2
2014 849 52.0 16.3 82.6
2015 946 55.0 17.2 73.7
2016 925 54.0 17.1 80.3
2017 923 57.5 16.0 83.1
2018 925 54.5 16.9 83.9
2019 949 57.0 16.6 76.7
2020 994 58.0 17.1 78.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Thornton Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 599 41.6 14.3 n/a
1989 566 32.5 17.4 23.5
1990 553 31.3 17.6 27.8
1991 590 37.7 15.6 30.7
1992 568 34.0 16.7 38
1993 616 33.7 18.3 36
1994 862 39.5 21.8 33.9
1995 915 46.5 19.7 52.3
1996 915 46.5 19.7 52.3
1997 861 50.0 17.2 35.9
1998 868 60.0 14.5 37.4
1999 849 46.2 18.4 33.1
2000 925 48.0 19.3 44.3
2001 950 49.0 19.4 51.2
2002 964 58.0 16.6 55.3
2003 964 58.0 16.6 55.3
2004 889 54.8 16.2 62.9
2005 814 45.4 17.9 63.3
2006 754 46.2 16.3 73.7
2007 654 43.0 15.2 77.4
2008 689 44.6 15.4 80.8
2009 712 44.0 16.2 80.8
2010 679 44.0 15.4 84.7
2011 674 39.0 17.2 87.7
2012 702 41.0 17.1 88.6
2013 796 42.3 18.8 85.2
2014 849 52.0 16.3 82.6
2015 946 55.0 17.2 73.7
2016 925 54.0 17.1 80.3
2017 923 57.5 16.0 83.1
2018 925 54.5 16.9 83.9
2019 949 57.0 16.6 76.7
2020 994 58.0 17.1 78.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Thornton Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $420 (3.7%) $10,885 (96.3%) $11,306

Data source: Colorado Department of Education




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Colorado Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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