Ponderosa High School serves 1,464 students in grades 9-12.
Ponderosa High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 1,464 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
- Minority Enrollment: 19%
- Graduation Rate: 95% (Top 10% in CO)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 30%
- Math Proficiency: 36% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 65% (Top 20%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education
Ponderosa High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Ponderosa High School's student population of 1,464 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 78 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Ponderosa High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,734 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Ponderosa High School is 0.33, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#384 out of 1734 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: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Ponderosa High School's ranking?
Ponderosa High School is ranked #384 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Colorado.
What schools are Ponderosa High School often compared to?
Ponderosa High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Legend High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
36% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CO state average), while 65% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO state average).
What is the graduation rate of Ponderosa High School?
The graduation rate of Ponderosa High School is 95%, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 81%.
How many students attend Ponderosa High School?
1,464 students attend Ponderosa High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
81% of Ponderosa High School students are White, 12% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ponderosa High School?
Ponderosa High School has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
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 Douglas County School District No. Re 1.
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