Ponderosa High School

  • Ponderosa High School serves 1,818 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 76%.
  • Ponderosa High School operates within the El Dorado Union High School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1818 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 73 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,818 students
Ponderosa High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Ponderosa High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers73 teachers
Ponderosa High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradePonderosa High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio25:124:1
Ponderosa High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Ponderosa High School American Indian Students (1989-2014)
Asian
2%
11%
Ponderosa High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
14%
54%
Ponderosa High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
n/a
6%
Ponderosa High School Black Students (1998-2014)
White
78%
24%
Ponderosa High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Ponderosa High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
6%
3%
Ponderosa High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsPonderosa High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.370.41
Ponderosa High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
11%
50%
Ponderosa High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
9%
Ponderosa High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • El Dorado Union High School District's student population of 6,800 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,104 in this district is less than the state average of $10,238. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $12,764 is higher than the state average of $10,739. The district spending/student has grown by 7% over four years.
School District NameEl Dorado Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
4
Number of Students Managed6,8001,597
El Dorado Union High School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Raten/a83%
El Dorado Union High School District Graduation Rate (2003-2005)
District Total Revenue$69 MM$17 MM
El Dorado Union High School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending$87 MM$18 MM
El Dorado Union High School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student$10,104$10,238
El Dorado Union High School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student$12,764$10,739
El Dorado Union High School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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