Ponderosa Elementary School

16701 Ponderosa Dr
Catlettsburg, KY 41129
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Ponderosa Elementary School serves 319 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Ponderosa Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 30%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Kentucky state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 26% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 319 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in KY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

School Overview

Ponderosa Elementary School's student population of 319 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
319 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Ponderosa Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,230 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Ponderosa Elementary School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#526 out of 1230 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
30%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
n/a
11%
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White
93%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.13
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
54%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ponderosa Elementary School's ranking?
Ponderosa Elementary School is ranked #526 out of 1,230 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Kentucky.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 30% KY state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% KY state average).
How many students attend Ponderosa Elementary School?
319 students attend Ponderosa Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
93% of Ponderosa Elementary School students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ponderosa Elementary School?
Ponderosa Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 15:1.
What grades does Ponderosa Elementary School offer ?
Ponderosa Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Ponderosa Elementary School part of?
Ponderosa Elementary School is part of Boyd County School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 319 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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