Ponderosa School

Ponderosa School serves 357 students in grades PK-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MT average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 19%.
Ponderosa School operates within the Billings Elementary School District.

Overview

The student population of 357 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 357 students
Ponderosa School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Ponderosa School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Ponderosa School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.20. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MT) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 11:1
Ponderosa School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
13%
11%
Ponderosa School American Indian Students (1991-2013)
Asian
1%
1%
Ponderosa School Asian Students (1991-2010)
Hispanic
22%
4%
Ponderosa School Black Students (1991-2013)
Black
4%
1%
Ponderosa School Black Students (1993-2013)
White
51%
81%
Ponderosa School White Students (1991-2013)
Two or more races
9%
2%
Ponderosa School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Ponderosa School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MT All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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 0.20
Ponderosa School Diversity Score (1991-2013)
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.
64%
34%
Ponderosa School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2013)
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.
10%
8%
Ponderosa School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 10,796 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $8,294 is less than the state average of $13,611. The district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four years.
The district spending/student of $8,145 is less than the state average of $13,259. The district spending/student has grown by 12% over four years.
School District Name Billings Elementary School District
Number of Schools
Managed
25
2
Number of Students Managed 10,796 106
Billings Elementary School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $85 MM $2 MM
Billings Elementary School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $83 MM $1 MM
Billings Elementary School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,294 $13,611
Billings Elementary School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,145 $13,259
Billings Elementary School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Billings Senior High School (2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Riverside 7-8 Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Newman School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • BillingsNewman School
    605 South Billings Blvd
    BillingsMT 59101
    (406)281-6215
    0.8 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 258 students                      
  • BillingsRiverside 7-8 Middle School
    3700 Madison Ave
    BillingsMT 59101
    (406)281-6000
    0.9 mi | Gr. 7-8 | 526 students                      
  • BillingsOrchard School
    120 Jackson St
    BillingsMT 59101
    (406)281-6216
    0.9 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 467 students                      
  • BillingsBroadwater School
    415 Broadwater
    BillingsMT 59102
    (406)281-6207
    1.6 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 399 students                      
  • BillingsWashington School
    1044 Cook Ave
    BillingsMT 59102
    (406)281-6221
    1.6 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 224 students                      

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