Ponderosa Elementary



Ponderosa Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ponderosa Elementary Students by Grade
PK 77
K 111
1 110
2 113
3 105
4 112
5 100
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Ponderosa Elementary is a public elementary school located in Houston, TX in the Spring Independent School District. It enrolls 728 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ponderosa Elementary is the 955th largest public school in Texas and the 6,818th largest nationally. It has 16.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 728
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 44.07
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 6,818th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Texas: 955th out of 4,806
Student/Teacher Rank in Texas: 3,334th out of 4,778
Full Time Teacher Rank in Texas: 1,099th out of 4,778

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Ponderosa Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 388
(53%)
13,869
(52%)
 Female 340
(47%)
13,001
(48%)

Ponderosa Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 390
(54%)
11,828
(44%)
 Black 197
(27%)
10,553
(39%)
 White 68
(9%)
2,572
(10%)
 Two or More 26
(4%)
452
(2%)
 Asian 24
(3%)
808
(3%)
 American Indian 20
(3%)
547
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(0%)
110
(0%)

Ponderosa Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 472
(65%)
17,133
(64%)
 Not Eligible 194
(27%)
7,148
(27%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 62
(9%)
2,589
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 4,774 ranked schools in Texas, Ponderosa Elementary is ranked 941st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ponderosa Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (73.4%) is slightly higher than the state average of 62.2%. 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 Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 823
2006 806
2007 819
2008 833
2009 724
2010 749
2011 788
2012 766
2013 729
2014 721
2015 728

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.6
2006 15.5
2007 14.7
2008 15.9
2009 14.9
2010 16
2011 18.3
2012 16.9
2013 16.4
2014 16.9
2015 16.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.56014580801944
2006 0.61166253101737
2007 0.68620268620269
2008 0.62064825930372
2009 0.69613259668508
2010 0.71695594125501
2011 0.77664974619289
2012 0.76370757180157
2013 0.74622770919067
2014 0.76837725381415
2015 0.73351648351648

Compare Ponderosa Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,466.4% 14.7:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,650.0% 16.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 62.2%
 
This School 73.4%
 

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