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The Thornton School System
Thornton, Colorado, is located ten short miles northeast of Denver. The city is home to nearly 120,000 residents and is part of the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield Metropolitan Area. The majority of the students living in Thornton attend schools in the Adams 12 Fire Star School District, which manages more than 50 elementary, middle, and high schools and has approximately 40,000 students enrolled.
With the help of Varsity Tutors, you can give your child the education they deserve. No matter the age or ability level a student has, a private Thornton tutor can assist students with any classroom challenges they may face. As a result of tutoring, students can gain a better understanding of their coursework and unlock their true learning potential.
To learn more about how well Thornton area schools perform on assessments, have a look at the following chart.
Thornton Test Scores
Students across the country take assessments beginning in primary school and carrying on into high school. For students living in Thornton, this means preparing for the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS). From third grade until ninth grade, Colorado students are given a CMAS on their math and English skills as part of an end-of-year assessment – as well as general science and social studies throughout elementary and middle school. High school juniors are given another end-of-year assessment on science, where they’ll be expected to demonstrate their knowledge of chemistry and life sciences.
From basic arithmetic and language arts to challenging high school subjects like economics, algebra, and geometry, it’s important that your child has the preparation they need to succeed. Private Thornton tutors can help prepare your child for any standardized tests, projects, and classroom assessments over the course of their studies. By focusing on individual needs and learning styles, a tutor can help students better understand topics and become confident in their learning abilities.
Thornton is known for having some of the top schools in the state. Even if your child is exceeding grade level expectations, giving them the opportunity to review classroom material and dig deeper into their course content with the help of a private tutor could increase their chances of getting into the degree program or post-secondary institution of their choice later on. Here's how the Thornton area schools stack up against the rest of Colorado:
Thornton High School Rankings
|High School||Thornton Ranking||State Ranking||AP Pass Rate|
|Legacy High School||1||46||76%|
|Academy of Charter Schools||2||67||78%|
|Prospect Rigdge Academy||3||NA||NA|
|Horizon High School||4||111||65%|
|Mountain Range High School||5||149||51%|
While Thornton classrooms sizes are slightly below the state average, they still are fairly large. A private tutor can give your child the personalized attention they may not be receiving in the classroom.
Thornton Student-to-Teacher Ratios
Horizon High School has a 22 1 student-teacher ratio.
Mountain Range High School has a 22 1 student-teacher ratio.
Northglenn High School has a 21 1 student-teacher ratio.
Prairie View High School has a 23 1 student-teacher ratio.
Brighton High School has a 22 1 student-teacher ratio.
Colorado State Average has a 23 1 student-teacher ratio.
Thornton tutors are also available to help students at the college level and beyond. When it comes to post-secondary education, the Denver area is home to a number of nationally-ranked universities.
Thornton University Rankings
|College||National Rank||Acceptance Rate|
|Colorado School of Mines||63||40%|
|University of Colorado-Boulder||174||77%|
|University of Denver||177||53%|
|University of Colorado-Denver||287||61%|
|Colorado Christian University||780||94%|
|Metropolitan State University of Denver||NA||64%|
|Johnson & Wales University-Denver||NA||85%|
|Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design||NA||100%|
|Red Rocks Community College||NA||100%|
How Varsity Tutors Can Help
Varsity Tutors can help your child get the hands-on assistance they need to excel in the classroom – regardless of their age and grade level. Working with a private tutor gives your student a personalized learning experience that allows them to build upon their strengths and fill any learning gaps. Tutoring can help students improve grades, increase test scores, writer better college admissions essays, and improve learning skills and confidence. Contact Varsity Tutors today to get started!