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About Thunderbolt Middle School


Thunderbolt Middle School (Home of the Thundercats!) opened in 1994. The school offers a wide variety of programs to challenge and provide opportunities for all our students. Here are a few highlights.

  • Using latest classroom technology. Thunderbolt has interactive whiteboards (Smartboards) in use, and every teacher has a projector and document camera. An image of documents and objects placed under the doc cam can be displayed on a Smartboard or projected on a standard white board or projection screen.
  • National Board Certified computer skills teacher.
  • Honors classes available.
  • Art, Band, Physical Education, computer classes, and Choir.
  • Thunderbolt and Lake Havasu High School coordinate instruction for a seamless transition.
  • A selection of interscholastic athletics including girl's volleyball, boy's and girl's basketball, boy's and girl's track, boy's and girl's cross country, girl's softball, boy's baseball, spiritline, and boy's football.
  • Wide selection of student clubs and organizations including National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, Educational Tour Club, Interact, and  Renaissance.
  • Booster Club.
  • Full Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports implementation.
  • Campus wide Capturing Kids Hearts implementation.
  • Yearly Career Fair.
  • ACT Explore Test/AZCIS Profile.
  • Response to Intervention for Reading and Math.
  • Departmental Professional Learning Communities.
  • Intervention focused summer school.
  • V.F.W. Youth Activities Award.

Students need options and innovative approaches to learning and Thunderbolt Middle School has them.



Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on school days. Please do not drop off students
before 7:30 a.m. - there is no supervision.


  • School Shirts must be worn everyday!
  • Thunderbolt Spirit Shirts can be worn on Fridays!
  • School shirts can be ordered anytime at the front office. Cash and Check Only!
  • Order shirts ONLINE at the WebStore.


The office handles absence and tardiness records. Parents should call the school at 854-7277 to report a student being absent or tardy. If parents wish to call during non-school hours, please call the same number and leave a message. When a student returns to school after an absence, he/she MUST bring a written excuse for the absence, stating the date or dates of the absence, and the reason for absence. A parent must sign the excuse. If the student had a medical appointment a doctor's note should be turned in with the absence note.


Any student who arrives at school after the 8:00 a.m. bell is tardy and should report directly to the office to receive a pass. They should also have a note from their parent. Repeated tardiness may result in disciplinary action; tardy referrals begin on the fourth (4) offense for all classes and reset each quarter. Oversleeping and no transportation are not considered excused.