Ponderosa High School serves 1,835 students in grades 9-12.
Ponderosa High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 1,835 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
- Minority Enrollment: 28%
- Graduation Rate: 94% (Top 30% in CA)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 10%
- Math Proficiency: 60-64% (Top 10%)
- Reading Proficiency: 80-84% (Top 5%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education
Ponderosa High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Ponderosa High School's student population of 1,835 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 74 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Ponderosa High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Ponderosa High School is 0.45, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#208 out of 3649 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Ponderosa High School's ranking?
Ponderosa High School is ranked #208 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in California.
What schools are Ponderosa High School often compared to?
Ponderosa High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Union Mine High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
60-64% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 80-84% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Ponderosa High School?
The graduation rate of Ponderosa High School is 94%, which is higher than the California state average of 85%.
How many students attend Ponderosa High School?
1,835 students attend Ponderosa High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
72% of Ponderosa High School students are White, 17% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Asian, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ponderosa High School?
Ponderosa High School has a student ration of 25:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.
What grades does Ponderosa High School offer ?
Ponderosa High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Ponderosa High School part of?
Ponderosa High School is part of El Dorado Union High School District.
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