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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Adams 12 Five Star Schools is an above average, public school district located in Thornton, CO. It has 38,818 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 41% in reading.
Address
1500 E 128th Avenue
Thornton, CO 80241
Telephone
(720) 972-4000

Adams 12 Five Star Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
41%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1180
1,057 responses
Average ACT
26
947 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
38,818
Free or Reduced Lunch
39.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,500
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$386,054,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,887/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$73,517
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,319
National
$949
Median Home Value
$262,100
National
$184,700

Adams 12 Five Star Schools Reviews

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I’ve been part of Adams 12 Five Star Schools since elementary, I have always liked the teachers, students, and academics. The teachers have been very supportive and consistent. Making friends is also easy in the district, no matter of what race, religion, or sexual orientation, etc. Which is my favorite thing. Also, there is so many learning opportunities, especially when you hit high school, for example, there is so many clubs, sports, and different extra curricular activities. I do recommend this district.
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If one dedicates themselves to school, regardless of the district they fall in, one could succeed. There are a lot of things wrong with the district, like too many students and not enough teachers, low money for supplies, and crummy food, but the main idea behind school is too learn and this is what Adams 12 did for me. Despite the short amount of teachers and full classrooms, if one takes their time to study, ask questions, and build a rapport with their teacher, it is a great district!
I have went to Adams 12 Five Star Schools my whole education levels and have been nothing but happy with all of them. All the schools that I had attended helped me to set up my life beyond high school and what will come next i my life. This school system has helped me become the hard worker with school that I am today, I fear that if I didn't attend an Adams 12 Five Star school I may haven't been on the path that I am currently on. Now I am a second year in college at the Metropolitan State University of Denver and the schools have helped me prepare for what college will be like. I can't thank them enough for pushing me to be the best student I can be.