Thunderbird High School

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Thunderbird High School
Thunderbird High School Logo.jpg
Address
1750 W Thunderbird Rd
Phoenix, Arizona, 85023
United States
Information
School type Public high school
Established 1972
School district Glendale Union High School District
Principal Jeannie Paparella
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,503 (October 1, 2012)[1]
Color(s) Orange, Blue
Mascot Chiefs
Website

Thunderbird High School is a public high school located in northwestern Phoenix, Arizona. The school is a part of the Glendale Union High School District.

Feeder schools[edit]

Some schools in the Washington Elementary School District feed into Thunderbird High School.

Feeder junior high schools include Mountain Sky Junior High School and Cholla Middle School.

History[edit]

The school opened in 1972. Greenway High School opened the following year; both schools share the same architectural blueprints. Thunderbird had rotating walls and open concept classrooms when it opened. By 1976, the school had filled up with more than 2,100 students,[2] and by 1979, that number reached its peak, with 2,742 students attending Thunderbird. Over time, enrollment declined, however; by the mid-1980s, the school's size increased at just below 2,000 students and has since slowly decreased to its current size.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

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