Ponderosa Elementary



Ponderosa Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ponderosa Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 93
1 88
2 90
3 90
4 77
5 72
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Ponderosa Elementary is a public elementary school located in Paradise, CA in the Paradise Unf School District. It enrolls 510 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ponderosa Elementary is the 3,224th largest public school in California and the 20,602nd largest nationally. It has 23.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 510
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 23.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 21.4
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 20,602nd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 3,224th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 2,689th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 3,073rd out of 6,159

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Ponderosa Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 268
(53%)
1,439
(48%)
 Male 242
(47%)
1,556
(52%)

Ponderosa Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 386
(76%)
2,304
(77%)
 Hispanic 64
(13%)
367
(12%)
 Two or More 40
(8%)
230
(8%)
 American Indian 8
(2%)
39
(1%)
 Asian 7
(1%)
38
(1%)
 Black 5
(1%)
15
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
2
(0%)

Ponderosa Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 302
(59%)
1,575
(53%)
 Not Eligible 157
(31%)
1,098
(37%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 51
(10%)
322
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Ponderosa Elementary is ranked 2,374th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ponderosa Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (69.2%) is slightly higher than the state average of 58.5%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Ponderosa Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 651
2006 585
2007 518
2008 512
2009 503
2010 448
2011 480
2012 510

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18
2006 18
2007 16.2
2008 19.1
2009 19.7
2010 N/A
2011 22.9
2012 23.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.6221198156682
2006 0.4991452991453
2007 0.60810810810811
2008 0.65234375
2009 0.56063618290258
2010 0.58035714285714
2011 0.40208333333333
2012 0.6921568627451

Compare Ponderosa Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,380.0% 23.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 
This School 69.2%
 

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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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