804 Ponderosa Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Ponderosa Elementary School serves 642 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Ponderosa Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 73% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Ponderosa Elementary School's student population of 642 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
642 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Ponderosa Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Ponderosa Elementary School is 0.68, 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 Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1037 out of 9659 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
42%
12%
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Hispanic
27%
54%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
27%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 642 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 73%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.68 (Top 20%)

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