Ponus Ridge Middle School

21 Hunters Ln

Norwalk, CT 06850-2499

Tel: (203)847-3557
Grades: 6-8

609 students

Ponus Ridge Middle School serves 609 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the CT average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 39%.
Ponus Ridge Middle School operates within the Norwalk School District.

Overview

The student population of 609 students has declined by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 609 students
Ponus Ridge Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 59 teachers
Ponus Ridge Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Ponus Ridge Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CT) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1 13:1
Ponus Ridge Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
4%
Ponus Ridge Middle School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
41%
20%
Ponus Ridge Middle School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
27%
13%
Ponus Ridge Middle School Black (1988-2012)
White
25%
61%
Ponus Ridge Middle School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Ponus Ridge Middle School Sch Ethnicity Ponus Ridge Middle School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.70 0.39
Ponus Ridge Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
43%
30%
Ponus Ridge Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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.
6%
5%
Ponus Ridge Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 11,111 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Norwalk School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
4
Number of Students Managed 11,111 1,845
Norwalk   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $206 MM $29 MM
Norwalk   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $209 MM $28 MM
Norwalk   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $19,123 $15,687
Norwalk   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $19,486 $15,388
Norwalk   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby 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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Norwalk Fox Run Elementary School
    228 Fillow St
    Norwalk , CT 06850
    (203)899-2860
    0.7  mi  |  488  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Norwalk Kendall Elementary School
    228 Fillow St
    Norwalk , CT 06850
    (203)899-2880
    0.7  mi  |  497  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Norwalk Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Jefferson Magnet School
    Magnet School
    75 Van Buren Ave
    Norwalk , CT 06850
    (203)899-2870
    Magnet School
    1.3  mi  |  584  students  |  Gr.  -5
  • Norwalk Briggs High School
    Alternative School
    350 Main St
    Norwalk , CT 06851
    (203)899-2820
    Alternative School
    1.5  mi  |  69  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Norwalk Tracey School
    20 Camp St
    Norwalk , CT 06851
    (203)899-2960
    1.6  mi  |  401  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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Did You Know?
Norwalk, CT public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.19, which is lower than the Connecticut average of 0.4. The most diverse school in Norwalk is Side By Side Charter School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Connecticut or national school diversity statistics.