Ponderosa Elementary School



Ponderosa Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ponderosa Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 127
1 127
2 135
3 112
4 134
5 111
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Ponderosa Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Aurora, CO in the Cherry Creek, School District No. 5, in the County of Arapah. It enrolls 746 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ponderosa Elementary School is the 60th largest public school in Colorado and the 5,784th largest nationally. It has 15.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 746
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 47.84
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 5,784th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Colorado: 60th out of 1,072
Student/Teacher Rank in Colorado: 333rd out of 1,072
Full Time Teacher Rank in Colorado: 35th out of 1,072

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Ponderosa Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 397
(53%)
19,605
(52%)
 Female 349
(47%)
18,126
(48%)

Ponderosa Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 264
(35%)
6,979
(18%)
 Black 226
(30%)
4,142
(11%)
 White 165
(22%)
21,175
(56%)
 Two or More 43
(6%)
2,067
(5%)
 Asian 39
(5%)
3,056
(8%)
 Pacific Islander 5
(1%)
97
(0%)
 American Indian 4
(1%)
215
(1%)

Ponderosa Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 415
(56%)
7,711
(20%)
 Not Eligible 257
(34%)
27,777
(74%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 74
(10%)
2,243
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,057 ranked schools in Colorado, Ponderosa Elementary School is ranked 67th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ponderosa Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (65.5%) is higher than the state average of 44.3%. 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 School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 595
2006 635
2007 637
2008 725
2009 736
2010 755
2011 714
2012 746

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.2
2006 16.6
2007 15.5
2008 15.5
2009 14.6
2010 15.3
2011 14.2
2012 15.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.40672268907563
2006 0.46614173228346
2007 0.52904238618524
2008 0.56275862068966
2009 0.55434782608696
2010 0.61854304635762
2011 0.65966386554622
2012 0.65549597855228

Compare Ponderosa Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,560.0% 15.6:1
 
1,598.9% 16.0:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 44.3%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 65.5%
 

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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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