Ponderosa Elementary School



Ponderosa Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ponderosa Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 84
1 74
2 101
3 98
4 112
5 100
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Ponderosa Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Meridian, ID in the Meridian Joint School District. It enrolls 569 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ponderosa Elementary School is the 66th largest public school in Idaho and the 15,539th largest nationally. It has 20.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 569
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 20:1
Full Time Teachers: 28.51
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 15,539th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Idaho: 66th out of 399
Student/Teacher Rank in Idaho: 204th out of 391
Full Time Teacher Rank in Idaho: 50th out of 391

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Ponderosa Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 285
(50%)
12,549
(48%)
 Male 284
(50%)
13,410
(52%)

Ponderosa Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 478
(84%)
21,803
(84%)
 Hispanic 53
(9%)
2,216
(9%)
 Two or More 20
(4%)
798
(3%)
 Asian 9
(2%)
626
(2%)
 Black 6
(1%)
319
(1%)
 American Indian 3
(1%)
139
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
58
(0%)

Ponderosa Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 339
(60%)
17,784
(69%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 182
(32%)
6,837
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 48
(8%)
1,338
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 384 ranked schools in Idaho, Ponderosa Elementary School is ranked 126th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ponderosa Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (40.4%) is lower than the state average of 51.4%. 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 School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 648
2006 689
2007 664
2008 640
2009 661
2010 679
2011 623
2012 569

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.9
2006 21.5
2007 19.1
2008 21.6
2009 20.1
2010 21.2
2011 19.8
2012 20

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.13734567901235
2006 0.19738751814224
2007 0.24698795180723
2008 0.265625
2009 0.16641452344932
2010 0.3019145802651
2011 0.40128410914928
2012 0.40421792618629

Compare Ponderosa Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,876.4% 18.8:1
 
2,000.0% 20.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 40.4%
 
State Average 51.4%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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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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