Thunder Mountain High School
- JUNEAU, AK
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade B+
- Diversitygrade A
- Teachersgrade A minus
- College Prepgrade B+
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade B
- Health & Safetygrade A minus
- Administrationgrade B minus
- Sportsgrade B
- Foodgrade C+
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade B minus
Thunder Mountain High School is a highly rated, public school located in JUNEAU, AK. It has 662 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Thunder Mountain High School Rankings
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Percent Proficient - Math
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Overall Niche Grade
- Cost of Livinggrade C
- Good for Familiesgrade B+
- Housinggrade B minus
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
grade A minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
100%of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 13 responses
85%of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 13 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 36 responses
- Sports events (any kind)33%
- Our school song,the whole school sings it together19%
- Spirit Week11%
- Basketball and Baseball8%
- Pep rallies3%
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
83%of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 18 responses
89%of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 18 responses
100%of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 18 responses
Average Teacher Salary
No data available
Teachers in First/Second Year
63%of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 24 responses
67%of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 24 responses
83%of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 24 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
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Expenses Per Student
$17,326 / year
77%of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 26 responses
23%of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 26 responses
69%of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 26 responses
Thunder Mountain High School Reviews
Rating 3.84 out of 5 151 reviews
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Overall, I have had a pretty good experience at Thunder Mountain. I have met some great teachers here that both make me enjoy going to class and the subject they teach. Still, there are others who are clearly not fit to be a teacher. Being in Juneau, we have limited funding, but students are still offered a large number of activities and extracurriculars. My school offers both AP and honors classes, which I am very grateful for too. As a whole, I have mostly positive things to say about Thunder Mountain and I would recommend it to students starting high school.
I really liked the teachers and the classes provided. I feel that since it is a small school, it has the ability to have lots of fun and unique classes, like russian, or music history. The teachers were really knowledgeable and flexible. The only thing I didn't really enjoy was my fellow peers, I only had a small group of 5 or 6 people to call my friends, but the rest were obnoxious strangers. I suppose as an introvert I may just not understand it. Also people liked to vape a lot in the bathrooms, which I feel like was not handled adequately.
So far my experience with thunder mountain high school has been satisfactory. The teachers are engaged and love to share their joy for learning, the staff are helpful and the community is very supportive. The complaints I have for the school would be the lack of diversity in clubs. We have the champion debate team but lack other arts/academic affiliated clubs. For example, no school newspaper, Model UN, chess team or other such team like cribbage, no academic decathlon team either. The students stay busy but I would like to see more diversity in options for the students to participate in clubs they are passionate about. My second complaint would be the class sizes. It is not rare to see upwards of 35 kids in a classroom meant for 20. The teachers are unable to develop lasting relationships with students when they have over 100 students to juggle throughout the day. The students then do not feel any motivation or drive to continue learning if they are simply a face in a crowd.