Ponderosa School

Ponderosa School serves 391 students in grades PK-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MT average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% 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 391 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 391 students
Ponderosa School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Ponderosa School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Ponderosa School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.43. 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 (1987-2012)
American Indian
12%
12%
Ponderosa School American Indian (1991-2012)
Asian
n/a
1%
Ponderosa School Asian (1991-2010)
Hispanic
19%
4%
Ponderosa School Hispanic (1991-2012)
Black
5%
1%
Ponderosa School Black (1991-2012)
White
54%
81%
Ponderosa School White (1991-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Ponderosa School Sch Ethnicity Ponderosa 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.
0.65 0.43
Ponderosa School Diversity Score (1991-2012)
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.
63%
33%
Ponderosa School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
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.
11%
7%
Ponderosa School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 10,648 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Billings Elementary School District
Number of Schools
Managed
25
2
Number of Students Managed 10,648 88
Billings Elementary School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $85 MM n/a
Billings Elementary School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $83 MM n/a
Billings Elementary School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,294 $0
Billings Elementary School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,145 $0
Billings Elementary School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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 Students Grades
  • Billings Newman School
    605 South Billings Blvd
    Billings , MT , 59101
    (406)281-6215
    0.8  mi  |  258  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Billings Riverside 7-8 Middle School
    3700 Madison Ave
    Billings , MT , 59101
    (406)281-6000
    0.9  mi  |  539  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Billings Orchard School
    120 Jackson St
    Billings , MT , 59101
    (406)281-6216
    0.9  mi  |  463  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Billings Broadwater School
    415 Broadwater
    Billings , MT , 59102
    (406)281-6207
    1.6  mi  |  378  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Billings Washington School
    1044 Cook Ave
    Billings , MT , 59102
    (406)281-6221
    1.6  mi  |  287  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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Billings, MT 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 0.06, which is lower than the Montana average of 0.19. The most diverse school in Billings is Orchard School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Montana or national school diversity statistics.