Thunderbird High School was established as part of the Glendale Union High School District in 1972. Thunderbird is a part of the College Board’s 2013 National Advanced Placement District of the Year and has been continuously listed on U.S. News & World Report's Best High School Ranking list. In 2012, Thunderbird underwent new construction to rebuild classrooms. The construction was generated using voter-approved funds from a 2011 bond. Thunderbird High School is located in Phoenix, AZ near 19th Avenue and Thunderbird Road.