PROFICIENCY 36% equal to state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
37%Glendale Union High School District
33%Phoenix
36%Arizona

Thunderbird High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Glendale Union High School District" in Phoenix, AZ. There are a total of 1,507 students and 64 teachers at Thunderbird High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 24 to 1. There are a total of 639 free lunch students and 80 reduced lunch students.

Thunderbird High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 35.5%, which is equal to the Arizona average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students1507
Teachers63.8
Student/Teacher ratio24:1
Free lunch639
Reduced lunch80

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollment271
Taking some courses244
Taking some courses (not tests)24
Passing some courses184
Passing no courses52

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Thunderbird High School, there are a total of 271 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 244 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All38%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School38%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All33%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School33%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

Thunderbird High School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictArizonaNational
White 53.9% 31.7% 40.8% 51.1%
Black 7.1% 7.9% 5.1% 15.9%
Asian 3.4% 3.8% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 32.7% 53.0% 43.8% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 2.6% 2.6% 4.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.4% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.3% 0.9% 2.2% 3.1%

Phoenix demographics profile

StatisticPhoenixArizonaNational
Population1,555,3247,278,717328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)3,0056591
Median age33.337.137.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%53%55%
Speak English63%73%79%
Speak Spanish31%20%13%

Education level achieved in Phoenix

IndexPhoenixArizonaNational
Completed 8th grade79.7%83.7%84.3%
Completed high school77.2%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college57.3%62.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree35.2%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.4%28.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.8%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.9%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.2%1.3%
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Source: The Thunderbird High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.