Ponderosa Elementary School

  • Ponderosa Elementary School serves 415 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Ponderosa Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Ponderosa Elementary School's student population of 415 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students415 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Ponderosa Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ponderosa Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ponderosa Elementary School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#2651 out of 9602 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
28%
12%
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Hispanic
49%
54%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
12%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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Two or more races
10%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ponderosa Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.660.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
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 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSouth San Francisco Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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