Ponderosa School



Ponderosa School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ponderosa School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 89
1 48
2 56
3 48
4 42
5 36
6 38
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Ponderosa School is a public elementary school located in Billings, MT in the Billings Elementary School District. It enrolls 357 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ponderosa School is the 74th largest public school in Montana and the 35,988th largest nationally. It has 16.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 357
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 22.05
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 35,988th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Montana: 74th out of 425
Student/Teacher Rank in Montana: 346th out of 424
Full Time Teacher Rank in Montana: 79th out of 424

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Ponderosa School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 183
(51%)
5,026
(51%)
 Female 174
(49%)
4,852
(49%)

Ponderosa School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 180
(50%)
7,536
(76%)
 Hispanic 77
(22%)
875
(9%)
 American Indian 49
(14%)
686
(7%)
 Two or More 33
(9%)
540
(5%)
 Black 17
(5%)
134
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
29
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
78
(1%)

Ponderosa School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 229
(64%)
3,213
(33%)
 Not Eligible 90
(25%)
5,899
(60%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 38
(11%)
766
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 342 ranked schools in Montana, Ponderosa School is ranked 20th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ponderosa School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (74.8%) is significantly higher than the state average of 46.2%. 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 School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 397
2006 412
2007 379
2008 402
2009 372
2010 377
2011 391
2012 357

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.6
2006 16
2007 13.5
2008 16.5
2009 16.9
2010 16.4
2011 16.2
2012 16.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.73551637279597
2006 0.7378640776699
2007 0.72559366754617
2008 0.74129353233831
2009 0.72849462365591
2010 0.72148541114058
2011 0.75191815856777
2012 0.74789915966387

Compare Ponderosa School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,339.2% 13.4:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,620.0% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 46.2%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 74.8%
 

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Ponderosa School
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Public PK - 06 357 16.2:1  
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Public PK - 06 258 16.8:1 1 miles
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Mt Olive Lutheran School
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Private PK - 05 100 6:1 3 miles
Mckinley School
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Public PK - 05 294 15.8:1 3 miles
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Private 03 - 05 170 11:1 3 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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