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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Thurston High School is a public school located in Springfield, OR. It has 1,310 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.

Thurston High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1160
54 responses
Average ACT
24
106 responses
AP Enrollment
15%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$43,157
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$893
National
$949
Median Home Value
$189,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
63%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
  • Sporting events
    29%
  • The bell that dismisses you from class
    27%
  • Spirit Week
    15%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    10%
  • The ringing of the bell at assemblys
    7%
  • Everything
    2%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,310
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,822
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.3%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,699/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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Thurston High School Reviews

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Thurston High School is one of the best schools in my area. The teachers at Thurston care so deeply for their students success, and I feel lucky to be a part of the Thurston community. While the academics are strong, the athletics do not fall far behind either! Thurston is home to many state titles, most notable the 5A Football State Title for 2018/2019, as well as national titles belonging to our cheerleading team. Thurston also offers outstanding arts programs! The choir, theater, and instrumental programs constantly wow the students at my school. Thurston has been a fantastic place to go to high school.
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My experience at Thurston High School has been quite the whirlwind of opportunities and a challenging but fun journey. I've learned much and been through much, and have been especially thankful for the resources for classes and my life in after high school, that my counselor has provided to me. I am also thankful for the after school/fine arts courses I've had the chance to perform and be in. It's probably been one of the best parts of high school. I wouldn't say there is much that needs to change, other than the continued support of sports and such, where other extracurriculars and activities deserve the same funding and advantages as others. I'm not saying anything big or crucial has to change, just a suggestion.
This is a well-rounded school. Many staff and students are welcoming and are for each other. The school does a pretty good job at educating, but like all schools there is room for improvement. The school is very sport related, and it takes pride in its sports. The school has also incorporated teachers that have expanded knowledge, so that they can teach tougher classes. For example, they offer AP and College Now classes for students who are interested in getting college credit during their high school years. This school obtains high standards for the students safety, so they have hall monitors and a personal police officer always on campus. I personally feel that with these efforts the school is more safe compared other schools around the nation.