Ponderosa School

Ponderosa School serves 379 students in grades PK - 6.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the MT average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 20%.
Ponderosa School operates within the Billings Elementary School District.

School Overview

The student population of 379 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 379 students
Ponderosa School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Ponderosa School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Ponderosa School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Ponderosa School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MT) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 14:1
Ponderosa School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
American Indian
8%
11%
Ponderosa School American Indian Students (1994-2014)
Hispanic
19%
4%
Ponderosa School Black Students (1994-2014)
Black
2%
1%
Ponderosa School Black Students (1993-2014)
White
59%
80%
Ponderosa School White Students (1994-2014)
Two or more races
12%
3%
Ponderosa School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.60 0.35
Ponderosa School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
62%
34%
Ponderosa School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
11%
7%
Ponderosa School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Billings Elementary School District's student population of 10,722 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $8,347 is higher than the state average of n/a. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Billings Elementary School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
2
Number of Students Managed 10,722 96
Billings Elementary School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $88 MM n/a
Billings Elementary School District District Total Revenue (1992-2010)
District Spending $89 MM n/a
Billings Elementary School District District Spending (1992-2010)
District Revenue / Student $8,347 n/a
Billings Elementary School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $8,434 n/a
Billings Elementary School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Billings Senior High School (2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Riverside Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Newman School (0.8 miles away)
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    0.8 miles
    605 South Billings Blvd
    BillingsMT 59101
    (406)281-6215
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    Grades: PK-5 | 401 students
    0.9 miles
    120 Jackson St
    BillingsMT 59101
    (406)281-6216
    0.9PK-5401
  • BillingsRiverside Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 560 students
    0.9 miles
    3700 Madison Ave
    BillingsMT 59101
    (406)281-6000
    0.96-8560
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    Grades: PK-5 | 356 students
    1.6 miles
    415 Broadwater
    BillingsMT 59102
    (406)281-6207
    1.6PK-5356
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    Grades: PK-6 | 260 students
    1.6 miles
    1044 Cook Ave
    BillingsMT 59102
    (406)281-6221
    1.6PK-6260

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