63100 Ne Purcell
Bend, OR 97701
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Ponderosa Elementary School serves 396 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Ponderosa Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Oregon for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is higher than the Oregon state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-49% (which is approximately equal to the Oregon state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Oregon state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Oregon state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 396 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in OR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), OR Dept. of Education

School Overview

Ponderosa Elementary School's student population of 396 students has declined by 35% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
396 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Ponderosa Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 740 schools in Oregon (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Ponderosa Elementary School is 0.26, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (OR)
Overall Testing Rank
#348 out of 740 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-49%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
6%
25%
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Black
1%
2%
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White
86%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
5%
7%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.26
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
16%
7%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), OR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

40-44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% OR state average), while 40-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% OR state average).

How many students attend Ponderosa Elementary School?

396 students attend Ponderosa Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

86% of Ponderosa Elementary School students are White, 6% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Ponderosa Elementary School?

Ponderosa Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is lower than the Oregon state average of 17:1.

What grades does Ponderosa Elementary School offer ?

Ponderosa Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5

What school district is Ponderosa Elementary School part of?

Ponderosa Elementary School is part of Bend-Lapine Administrative School District 1.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 396 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), OR Dept. of Education

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