Ponderosa High School

7007 East Bayou Gulch Road
Parker, CO 80134
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Ponderosa High School serves 1,349 students in grades 9-12.
Ponderosa High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 46% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Ponderosa High School's student population of 1,349 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 66 teachers has grown by 8% 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 top 50% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Ponderosa High School is 0.38, 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 Testing Rank
#577 out of 1768 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:117:1
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American Indian
1%
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
78%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.380.60
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Graduation Rate
95%
80%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Ponderosa High School is Legend High School (4.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Sagewood Middle School (0.9 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Parker Sagewood Middle School Math: 32% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 967 students
    0.9 miles
    4725 Fox Sparrow Road
    Parker, CO 80134
    (303) 387-4300
    0.9 6-8 967
  • Parker Northeast Elementary School Math: 34% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 3-5 | 341 students
    1.7 miles
    6598 North State Highway 83
    Parker, CO 80134
    (303) 387-8600
    1.7 3-5 341
  • Parker Mountain View Elementary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 371 students
    2.1 miles
    8502 East Pinery Parkway
    Parker, CO 80134
    (303) 387-8675
    2.1 PK-2 371
  • Franktown Franktown Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 357 students
    3.5 miles
    1384 North State Highway 83
    Franktown, CO 80116
    (303) 387-5300
    3.5 PK-5 357
  • Parker Legacy Point Elementary School Math: 35% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 413 students
    3.8 miles
    12736 South Red Rosa Circle
    Parker, CO 80134
    (303) 387-8725
    3.8 PK-5 413

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