Ponderosa School

  • Ponderosa School serves 318 students in grades PK-6.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MT average of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 20%.
  • Ponderosa School operates within the Billings Elementary School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 318 students has declined by 10% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades PK-6
Total Students318 students
Ponderosa School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Ponderosa School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Ponderosa School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradePonderosa School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(MT) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
Ponderosa School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
American Indian
12%
11%
Ponderosa School American Indian Students (1991-2015)
Asian
n/a
1%
Ponderosa School Asian Students (1992-2010)
Hispanic
20%
4%
Ponderosa School Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
3%
1%
Ponderosa School Black Students (1997-2015)
White
54%
80%
Ponderosa School White Students (1991-2015)
Two or more races
11%
3%
Ponderosa School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsPonderosa School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMT All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.650.35
Ponderosa School Diversity Score (1991-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
62%
37%
Ponderosa School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
7%
Ponderosa School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Billings Elementary School District's student population of 10,825 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $7,861 in this district is less than the state average of $15,305. The district revenue/student has declined by 14% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $7,943 is less than the state average of $14,876. The district spending/student has declined by 20% over four years.
School District NameBillings Elementary School District
Number of Schools
Managed
25
2
Number of Students Managed10,825101
Billings Elementary School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$88 MM$2 MM
Billings Elementary School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$89 MM$2 MM
Billings Elementary School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$7,861$15,305
Billings Elementary School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$7,943$14,876
Billings Elementary School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

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