Ponderosa Elementary



Ponderosa Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ponderosa Elementary Students by Grade
PK 15
K 65
1 73
2 49
3 53
4 60
5 53
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Ponderosa Elementary is a public elementary school located in Fayetteville, NC in the Cumberland County School District. It enrolls 368 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ponderosa Elementary is the 1,110th largest public school in North Carolina and the 35,247th largest nationally. It has 13.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 368
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 27.75

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Ponderosa Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 193
(52%)
18,079
(51%)
 Female 175
(48%)
17,124
(49%)

Ponderosa Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 210
(57%)
15,840
(45%)
 Hispanic 56
(15%)
4,505
(13%)
 White 48
(13%)
10,724
(30%)
 Two or More 36
(10%)
2,688
(8%)
 American Indian 9
(2%)
659
(2%)
 Asian 5
(1%)
621
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 4
(1%)
166
(0%)

Ponderosa Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 351
(95%)
23,328
(66%)
 Not Eligible 14
(4%)
10,187
(29%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 3
(1%)
1,688
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,517 ranked schools in North Carolina, Ponderosa Elementary is ranked 559th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ponderosa Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (96.2%) is significantly higher than the state average of 61.1%. 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 470
2006 387
2007 408
2008 403
2009 420
2010 451
2011 436
2012 418
2013 409
2014 371
2015 368

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13.8
2006 N/A
2007 14.3
2008 13.2
2009 13.8
2010 13.7
2011 12.6
2012 12.5
2013 12.2
2014 13.2
2015 13.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.60212765957447
2006 0.61498708010336
2007
2008 0.66749379652605
2009 0.65
2010 0.69179600886918
2011 0.69954128440367
2012 0.74401913875598
2013 0.74572127139364
2014 0.80323450134771
2015 0.96195652173913

Compare Ponderosa Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,330.0% 13.3:1
 
1,465.9% 14.7:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 61.1%
 
This School 96.2%
 

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Public PK - 05 368 13.3:1  
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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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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