Thornton school information

IndexThorntonColoradoNational
Average Test Scores29%34%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:117:116:1
Total public schools241,42679,235
Total private schools338424,875
Total post-secondary schools41387,965

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  • The average school test scores in Thornton are 40% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 24 public schools in Thornton.
  • 83.8% of people in Thornton have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.2% of people in Thornton have completed high school.
  • 26.6% of people in Thornton have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Thornton

IndexThorntonColoradoNational
Completed 8th grade83.8%87.5%83.8%
Completed high school82.2%86.5%82.4%
Completed some college59.3%68.4%58.4%
Completed associate degree35.8%45.7%37.2%
Completed bachelors26.6%37.5%29.3%
Completed masters8.1%13.7%11.0%
Completed professional degree1.3%3.7%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Thornton (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Superior, CO12,71671%44%
Cherry Creek, CO12,11365%33%
Dacono, CO4,35565%31%
Gunbarrel, CO8,93362%26%
Morrison, CO40062%26%
Thornton, CO124,70729%40%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Carrollton, TX124,50180%63%
Concord, CA125,01733%32%
Coral Springs, FL125,15056%14%
Roseville, CA124,25055%12%
Hartford, CT125,21125%49%
Thornton, CO124,70729%40%
Source: The Thornton, CO education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.