Ponderosa Elementary School

4550 Florence Drive
Loveland, CO 80538
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%
Serving 390 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Ponderosa Elementary School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 390 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • : Top 50% in CO
  • : 25-29% (Top 50%)
  • : 50-54% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

School Overview

Ponderosa Elementary School's student population of 390 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
390 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

Ponderosa Elementary School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,734 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Ponderosa Elementary School is 0.34, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CO)
#678 out of 1734 schools
(Top 50%)
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25-29%
33%
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50-54%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
16%
35%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
80%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.34
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Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ponderosa Elementary School's ranking?
Ponderosa Elementary School is ranked #678 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Colorado.
What schools are Ponderosa Elementary School often compared to?
Ponderosa Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Namaqua Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CO state average), while 50-54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO state average).
How many students attend Ponderosa Elementary School?
390 students attend Ponderosa Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
80% of Ponderosa Elementary School students are White, 16% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ponderosa Elementary School?
Ponderosa Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
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 Thompson School District R-2j.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 390 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 25-29% (Top 50%)
  • : 50-54% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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