Thunder Mountain Elementary School



Thunder Mountain Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Thunder Mountain Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 29
K 92
1 80
2 95
3 78
4 87
5 83
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Thunder Mountain Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Grand Junction, CO in the Mesa County Valley School District No. 51. It enrolls 544 students in grades 1st through 12th. Thunder Mountain Elementary School is the 285th largest public school in Colorado and the 18,015th largest nationally. It has 18.1 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 544
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 30.1
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 18,015th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Colorado: 285th out of 1,099
Student/Teacher Rank in Colorado: 738th out of 1,097
Full Time Teacher Rank in Colorado: 313th out of 1,097

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Thunder Mountain Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 295
(54%)
8,071
(51%)
 Female 249
(46%)
7,613
(49%)

Thunder Mountain Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 402
(74%)
10,905
(70%)
 Hispanic 113
(21%)
3,831
(24%)
 Two or More 22
(4%)
627
(4%)
 Black 5
(1%)
83
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
100
(1%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
114
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
24
(0%)

Thunder Mountain Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 269
(49%)
7,655
(49%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 240
(44%)
6,900
(44%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 35
(6%)
1,129
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,092 ranked schools in Colorado, Thunder Mountain Elementary School is ranked 287th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Thunder Mountain Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (50.6%) is slightly higher than the state average of 44.5%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Thunder Mountain Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 610
2006 595
2007 603
2008 635
2009 610
2010 624
2011 610
2012 579
2013 552
2014 536
2015 544

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.1
2006 19.9
2007 19.8
2008 22.8
2009 19
2010 20.6
2011 20.3
2012 19.6
2013 19.4
2014 17.8
2015 18.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.31803278688525
2006 0.22689075630252
2007 0.25870646766169
2008 0.25196850393701
2009 0.3344262295082
2010 0.35737179487179
2011 0.3983606557377
2012 0.39550949913644
2013 0.36775362318841
2014 0.43097014925373
2015 0.50551470588235

Compare Thunder Mountain Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,610.8% 16.1:1
 
1,810.0% 18.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 44.5%
 
This School 50.6%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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