Ponderosa Elementary School

17202 Butte Creek Rd
Houston, TX 77090
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 775 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Ponderosa Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 41%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 49% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Texas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 74% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 775 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • : Bottom 50% in TX
  • : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • : 49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

School Overview

Ponderosa Elementary School's student population of 775 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
775 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
54 teachers
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School Rankings

Ponderosa Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 8,188 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Ponderosa Elementary School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (TX)
#4278 out of 8188 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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37%
41%
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49%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
2%
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
57%
53%
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Black
34%
13%
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White
4%
26%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.56
This chart display the diversity score of Ponderosa Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Texas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
57%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ponderosa Elementary School's ranking?
Ponderosa Elementary School is ranked #4278 out of 8,188 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Texas.
What schools are Ponderosa Elementary School often compared to?
Ponderosa Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Bammel Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
37% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 41% TX state average), while 49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% TX state average).
How many students attend Ponderosa Elementary School?
775 students attend Ponderosa Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
57% of Ponderosa Elementary School students are Hispanic, 34% of students are Black, 4% of students are White, 2% of students are American Indian, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ponderosa Elementary School?
Ponderosa Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Texas state average of 14:1.
What grades does Ponderosa Elementary School offer ?
Ponderosa Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Ponderosa Elementary School part of?
Ponderosa Elementary School is part of Spring ISD School District.

School Reviews

2   8/26/2019
much lower state scores than the whole state. Some teachers don't help enough with the kids when it comes to socially & academically.
- Posted by Parent - anonymous

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 775 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • : 49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

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