Ponus Ridge Middle School

21 Hunters Ln

Norwalk, CT 06850-2499

Tel: (203)847-3557
Grades 6-8
632 students
Ponus Ridge Middle School serves 632 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the CT average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 42%.
Ponus Ridge Middle School operates within the Norwalk School District.

School Overview

The student population of 632 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 632 students
Ponus Ridge Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Ponus Ridge Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 59 teachers
Ponus Ridge Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Ponus Ridge Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CT) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1 13:1
Ponus Ridge Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
4%
5%
Ponus Ridge Middle School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
46%
21%
Ponus Ridge Middle School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
26%
13%
Ponus Ridge Middle School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
23%
58%
Ponus Ridge Middle School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Ponus Ridge Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2013-2014)
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.
0.67 0.40
Ponus Ridge Middle 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.
51%
32%
Ponus Ridge Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2014)
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%
5%
Ponus Ridge Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

Norwalk School District's student population of 11,091 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $18,955 is higher than the state average of $17,550. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $19,456 is higher than the state average of $15,389. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Norwalk School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
4
Number of Students Managed 11,091 1,685
Norwalk   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $206 MM $31 MM
Norwalk   School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $211 MM $27 MM
Norwalk   School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $18,955 $17,550
Norwalk   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $19,456 $15,389
Norwalk   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Briggs High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is West Rocks Middle School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Fox Run Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • NorwalkFox Run Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 444 students
    0.7 miles
    228 Fillow St
    NorwalkCT 06850
    (203)899-2860
    0.7PK-5444
  • NorwalkKendall Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 572 students
    0.7 miles
    228 Fillow St
    NorwalkCT 06850
    (203)899-2880
    0.7PK-5572
  • Norwalk Jefferson Magnet SchoolMagnet School
    Grades: KG-5 | 581 students
    1.3 miles
    75 Van Buren Ave
    NorwalkCT 06850
    (203)899-2870
    1.3KG-5581
  • NorwalkBriggs High SchoolAlternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 66 students
    1.5 miles
    350 Main St
    NorwalkCT 06851
    (203)899-2820
    1.59-1266
  • NorwalkTracey School
    Grades: KG-5 | 385 students
    1.6 miles
    20 Camp St
    NorwalkCT 06851
    (203)899-2960
    1.6KG-5385

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