Ponderosa Elementary School

6593 Pentz Rd.
Paradise, CA 95969
(School attendance zone shown in map)
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students (19-20)
575 students
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Total Classroom Teachers (19-20)
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
38%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ponderosa Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
39%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ponderosa Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
21:1
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American Indian
(19-20)
1%
1%
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Asian
(19-20)
1%
12%
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Hispanic
(19-20)
14%
55%
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Black
(19-20)
1%
5%
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White
(19-20)
76%
23%
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Hawaiian
(19-20)
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
(19-20)
7%
4%
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Diversity Score
n/a
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Eligible for Free Lunch (19-20)
54%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Ponderosa Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
8%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ponderosa Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Ponderosa Elementary School often compared to?
Ponderosa Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Shasta Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
38% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CA state average), while 39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% CA state average).
How many students attend Ponderosa Elementary School?
575 students attend Ponderosa Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
76% of Ponderosa Elementary School students are White, 14% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What grades does Ponderosa Elementary School offer ?
Ponderosa Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Ponderosa Elementary School part of?
Ponderosa Elementary School is part of Paradise Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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