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Thornton Middle School Parent/Guardians:

Welcome to the new school year! Please feel free to contact the main office at 720-972-5160 if you have any questions. You may also contact Mrs. Laura Bowman (the community liaison) or Ms. Leonor Enriques Acero(main office secretary) if you would like to speak with someone in Spanish. Mrs. Bowman  can relay any questions or comments to me.

First Day of School - The first day of school for students is  August 27th for online learning.

Student Dress Code - A reminder that Thornton Middle School has a dress code. Students must wear a plain collared shirt in blue, grey, white, or black. The shirt cannot have any writing, logos, graphics or patterns on them. Students can wear jeans, khaki pants, shorts, or skirts. Shorts and skirts cannot be higher than 3 inches above the knee. Jeans cannot have holes or tears in them.

Administration/Counseling Update – Following is a list of the administrators and counselors by grade level. Please feel free to contact the assigned grade level administrator or counselor if you have questions or concerns.

Martin McCarthy, Principal

  • Rachel Gardner, Dean of Students – All Grades (720-972-8927)

  • Sarah Stone, Assistant Principal – Eighth Grade (720-972-5165)

  • Suzi Murphy, Assistant Principal – Seventh Grade (720-972-5165)

  • Janene Peralta, Counselor – Eighth Grade - (720-972-5174)

  • Audra Dean, Counselor – Seventh Grade (720-972-5172)

  •  Kelsey Riley, Counselor – Sixth Grade (720-972-5173)


Thank you for your support of  Thornton Middle! We look forward to an amazing year full of challenging learning opportunities, growth, and achievement for your student. We appreciate the opportunity to work with your student!


Staff - Principal