Thornton school information

IndexThorntonColoradoNational
Average Test Scores29%34%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:117:116:1
Total public schools241,42679,221
Total private schools338424,874
Total post-secondary schools41387,963
The Thornton, CO educational system consists of 24 public schools, 3 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Thornton public schools have average test scores of 29% which is 13% lower than than the Colorado average and 40% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Thornton public schools is 20:1, compared to 17:1 in Colorado and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.0% have completed high school, 26.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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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.
  • 83.5% of people in Thornton have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.0% of people in Thornton have completed high school.
  • 26.9% of people in Thornton have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Thornton

IndexThorntonColoradoNational
Completed 8th grade83.5%87.9%84.3%
Completed high school82.0%87.1%83.0%
Completed some college59.5%69.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree36.3%47.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors26.9%38.7%30.3%
Completed masters8.1%14.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.5%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%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, CO12,92871%44%
Cherry Creek, CO12,05365%33%
Dacono, CO4,62365%31%
Gunbarrel, CO9,55962%26%
Morrison, CO36662%26%
Thornton, CO130,51129%40%

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New Haven, CT130,40523%53%
Waco, TX130,65961%24%
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Sterling Heights, MI131,67446%7%
Thornton, CO130,51129%40%
Source: The Thornton, CO education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.