Ponderosa Elementary School

1885 South Lima Street
Aurora, CO 80012
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Ponderosa Elementary School serves 689 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Ponderosa Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Ponderosa Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Ponderosa Elementary School's student population of 689 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2013)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students689 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

Ponderosa Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Ponderosa Elementary School is 0.76, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1403 out of 1768 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
31%
34%
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Black
28%
5%
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White
24%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
12%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.760.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCherry Creek School District No. 5 In The County Of Arapah School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Ponderosa Elementary School is Overland High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Prairie Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Village East Community Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Aurora Village East Community Elementary School Math: 12% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 785 students
    0.6 miles
    1433 South Oakland Street
    Aurora, CO 80012
    (720) 747-2000
    0.6 PK-5 785
  • Aurora Overland High School Math: 33% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,377 students
    0.7 miles
    12400 East Jewell Avenue
    Aurora, CO 80012
    (720) 747-3700
    0.7 9-12 2,377
  • Aurora Eastridge Community Elementary School Math: 25% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 829 students
    0.8 miles
    11777 East Wesley Avenue
    Aurora, CO 80014
    (720) 747-2200
    0.8 PK-5 829
  • Aurora Prairie Middle School Math: 17% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,747 student
    0.9 miles
    12600 East Jewell Avenue
    Aurora, CO 80012
    (720) 747-3000
    0.9 6-8 1,747
  • Aurora Prairie Preschool
    Grades: PK | 113 students
    0.9 miles
    12600 East Jewell Ave
    Aurora, CO 80014
    (720) 554-4000
    0.9 PK 113

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