Thunderbird High School Overview

2014 Academic Indicators
National Rank
#1,197
College Readiness Index
30.9
Math Proficiency
2.9
Reading Proficiency
3.0
Student/Teacher Ratio
22:1
  • 09–12 Grades
  • 1,581 Students
  • 71 Teachers

Thunderbird High School
1750 WEST THUNDERBIRD
PHOENIX, AZ 85023

Phone: (623) 435-6000

District: Glendale Union High School District

Overview

Thunderbird High School is ranked 16th within Arizona. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Thunderbird High School is 35 percent. The student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 44 percent. Thunderbird High School is 1 of 10 high schools in the Glendale Union High School District.

Rankings / Awards

This details how this school compares with others based on U.S. News ranking criteria.

Medal Awarded Silver
National Rank
#1197
State Rank
#16

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Students / Teachers

These counts and percentages of students and teachers are from data reported by schools to the government.

Total Enrollment 1,581
Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 44%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 39%
Full-Time Teachers 71

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Test Scores

U.S. News calculates these values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work (AP®/IB exams).

Proficient in Reading 89%
Proficient in Math 75%
College Readiness Index 30.9

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School Data

School profile information is based on government data.

Grades Served 09 – 12
Setting Large City
Charter School No
Magnet School No
Receives Title I Funding Yes

District

This information relates to high schools run by this school's state operating agency. Many districts contain only one high school.

Total Schools 10
Total Students 14,949
Proficient in Reading (district average) 85%
Proficient in Math (district average) 70%
College Readiness (district average) 19.2

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Nearby Schools

Thunderbird High School is 1 of 10 schools in the Glendale Union High School District.

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