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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Thunder Mountain High School is an above average, public school located in Juneau, AK. It has 704 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
3101 Dimond Park Loop
Juneau, AK 99801
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1170
142 responses
Average ACT
26
54 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$88,213
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,226
National
$949
Median Home Value
$344,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Sports events (any kind)
    32%
  • Assemblies
    22%
  • Our school song,the whole school sings it together
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Basketball and Baseball
    8%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
704
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
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

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.7%
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
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$17,326/ year
National
$12,239
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
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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.
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I loved the friendly and warm welcoming atmosphere that invited me in when I started out as a freshmen 4 years ago. There is not anything that I would change about the school or want to see differently because I think that the school is doing pretty good as is. During the whole pandemic, the school has done a very swell job at everything because they had like 1 week to get everything up and running, and I think that yes, there could have been better things, but given what they had, I feel that they did very very well with the task at hand. I am sad to see it go, but will hopefully return someday to say hi to the amazing teachers that brought be to this moment in what is now history.
Overall my experience in TMHS was a positive one, Iwent from a school where I was bullied by my teacher to doing trivia in between math problems in Mr. Watts class, and discovering my love of pottery with Mrs. Imboden. Overall I really enjoyed going to this school. What I would change is the cafeteria food. There are times they would serve food nobody would eat because it didn't look edible. I personally wouldnt eat the meat because that worried me the most. However, the lunch staff were very kind, nice ladies.