Ponderosa High School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
7007 East Bayou Gulch Road
Parker, CO 80134
(School attendance zone shown in map)
  • Ponderosa High School serves 1,349 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is approximately equal to the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Ponderosa High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%.

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School Overview

  • Ponderosa High School's student population of 1,349 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 66 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,349 students
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Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ponderosa High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,718 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ponderosa High School is 0.36, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#967 out of 1718 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
14%
34%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
79%
53%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.360.60
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Graduation Rate
95%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDouglas County School District No. Re 1 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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