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Thornton school information

Index Thornton Colorado National
Average Test Scores32%39%48%
Student/Teacher ratio20:117:116:1
Total public schools241,42679,221
Total private schools338424,874
Total post-secondary schools41387,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Thornton are 33% 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

      Index Thornton Colorado National
      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%

      Thornton, CO School Districts

      • Mapleton School District 1
      • Northglenn-Thornton School District 12
      • Brighton School District 27J

      There are a total of 24 public schools, 3 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools in Thornton. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Thornton, CO schools is 32%. The average student to teacher ratio is 20:1. In Thornton, CO, an average of 83.5% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 82.0% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Superior, CO13,29269%42.7%
      Louisville, CO19,34263%31.4%
      Boulder, CO108,77759%23.8%
      Broomfield, CO69,44457%19.3%
      Dacono, CO6,16757%18.8%
      Thornton, CO144,18632%33.2%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Torrance, CA144,43061%26.7%
      Bridgeport, CT145,01425%48.3%
      Paterson, NJ145,48425%48.0%
      Savannah, GA145,49230%36.8%
      McAllen, TX142,55753%10.9%
      Thornton, CO144,18632%33.2%
      Source: The Thornton, CO education data displayed above is derived from the 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.