Ponderosa Elementary



Ponderosa Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ponderosa Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 90
1 88
2 96
3 105
4 87
5 84
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Ponderosa Elementary is a public elementary school located in Sunnyvale, CA in the Santa Clara Unf School District. It enrolls 550 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ponderosa Elementary is the 2,784th largest public school in California and the 17,078th largest nationally. It has 26.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 550
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 26.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 21
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 17,078th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 2,784th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 4,156th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 3,130th out of 6,159

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Ponderosa Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 288
(52%)
5,805
(51%)
 Female 262
(48%)
5,508
(49%)

Ponderosa Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Asian 199
(36%)
3,661
(32%)
 Hispanic 171
(31%)
4,157
(37%)
 White 143
(26%)
2,397
(21%)
 Two or More 15
(3%)
536
(5%)
 Black 13
(2%)
392
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 5
(1%)
110
(1%)
 American Indian 4
(1%)
60
(1%)

Ponderosa Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 376
(68%)
6,306
(56%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 150
(27%)
3,959
(35%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 24
(4%)
1,048
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Ponderosa Elementary is ranked 4,054th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ponderosa Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (31.6%) is lower than the state average of 58.5%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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 455
2006 441
2007 434
2008 541
2009 545
2010 567
2011 558
2012 550

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.3
2006 17.7
2007 15.3
2008 21.1
2009 20.8
2010 N/A
2011 24.8
2012 26.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.41098901098901
2006 0.35600907029478
2007 0.33640552995392
2008 0.2902033271719
2009 0.2954128440367
2010 0.31746031746032
2011
2012 0.31636363636364

Compare Ponderosa Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,620.0% 26.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 31.6%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

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Ponderosa Elementary
Sunnyvale, CA
Public KG - 05 550 26.2:1  
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The King'S Academy
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Private 06 - 12 915 13:1 2 miles
Appleseed Montessori School - Dunford
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Private PK - KG 275 8:1 2 miles
Rainbow Montessori
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Private PK - 06 894 20:1 2 miles
Neighborhood Christian Center
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Private PK - T1 212 22:1 2 miles
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Private KG - 08 138 6:1 2 miles
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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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