7007 East Bayou Gulch Road
Parker, CO 80134
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Ponderosa High School serves 1,436 students in grades 9-12.
Ponderosa High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 68% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Ponderosa High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

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School Overview

Ponderosa High School's student population of 1,436 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 82 teachers has grown by 26% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,436 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
82 teachers
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School Rankings

Ponderosa High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,783 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Ponderosa High School is 0.36, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#295 out of 1783 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
13%
34%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
79%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.36
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Graduation Rate
96%
80%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   2/25/2017
Great school and sense of school pride. Wonderful athletics program. Proud to be an alumni.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Alumni

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,436 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 21%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 5% in CO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 68% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.36

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