Ponderosa Elementary



Ponderosa Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ponderosa Elementary Students by Grade
PK 36
K 76
1 74
2 64
3 61
4 64
5 43
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 418 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ponderosa Elementary is the 944th largest public school in North Carolina and the 29,757th largest nationally. It has 12.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 418
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 12.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 33.38

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Ponderosa Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 224
(54%)
18,824
(51%)
 Female 194
(46%)
17,746
(49%)

Ponderosa Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 246
(59%)
16,100
(44%)
 White 59
(14%)
12,015
(33%)
 Hispanic 57
(14%)
4,376
(12%)
 Two or More 35
(8%)
2,571
(7%)
 Asian 13
(3%)
648
(2%)
 American Indian 7
(2%)
708
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
152
(0%)

Ponderosa Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 259
(62%)
19,697
(54%)
 Not Eligible 107
(26%)
14,036
(38%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 52
(12%)
2,837
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,474 ranked schools in North Carolina, Ponderosa Elementary is ranked 594th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ponderosa Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (74.4%) is higher than the state average of 56.7%. 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

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

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

Compare Ponderosa Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,250.0% 12.5:1
 
1,442.0% 14.4:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 56.7%
 
This School 74.4%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

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Ponderosa Elementary
Fayetteville, NC
Public PK - 05 418 12.5:1  
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Public 06 - 08 772 16.8:1 1 miles
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Renaissance Classical Christian Academy
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Private PK - 08 96 7:1 3 miles
Montclair Elementary
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Public PK - 05 471 14.1:1 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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