Ponderosa School

4188 King Avenue East
Billings, MT 59101
(School attendance zone shown in map)
  • Ponderosa School serves 323 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Montana state average of 21%.

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School Overview

  • Ponderosa School's student population of 323 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students323 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ponderosa School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ponderosa School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.20. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MT)
Overall School Rank#501 out of 573 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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American Indian
15%
11%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
22%
4%
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Black
4%
1%
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White
48%
79%
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Two or more races
11%
3%
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Diversity Score0.690.20
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Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBillings Elem School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

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  • Billings Newman School
    Grades: PK-6 | 296 students
    0.8 miles
    605 South Billings Blvd
    Billings, MT 59101
    (406)281-6215
    0.8 PK-6 296
  • Billings Orchard School
    Grades: PK-5 | 375 students
    0.9 miles
    120 Jackson Street
    Billings, MT 59101
    (406)281-6216
    0.9 PK-5 375
  • Billings Riverside Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 589 students
    0.9 miles
    3700 Madison Avenue
    Billings, MT 59101
    (406)281-6000
    0.9 6-8 589
  • Billings Broadwater School
    Grades: PK-5 | 382 students
    1.6 miles
    415 Broadwater
    Billings, MT 59101
    (406)281-6207
    1.6 PK-5 382
  • Billings Washington School
    Grades: PK-6 | 294 students
    1.6 miles
    1044 Cook Avenue
    Billings, MT 59101
    (406)281-6221
    1.6 PK-6 294

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