Thornton Middle School is an educational institution that is governed by Adams 12 Five Star Schools, which operates various elementary, middle and high schools, as well as alternative and adult education centers. The school enrolls students in grades six through eight. It provides special education and English as a Second Language programs. The school s staff includes speech pathologists, literacy coaches, psychologists, paraeducators and health aides. Thornton Middle School supports a range of extracurricular activities that includes art, band, choir, orchestra and physical education. The school offers sports activities, such as football, softball, basketball and wrestling. It also operates a student council and drama, yearbook, literary magazine, newspaper and computer clubs. In addition, Thornton Middle School organizes several musical concerts and carnivals.