21 Hunters Lane
Norwalk, CT 06850
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Ponus Ridge Middle School serves 655 students in grades 6-8.
Ponus Ridge Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 34% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 655 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 86%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

School Overview

Ponus Ridge Middle School's student population of 655 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
655 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
59 teachers
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School Rankings

Ponus Ridge Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 957 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Ponus Ridge Middle School is 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#761 out of 957 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
19%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
34%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
5%
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Hispanic
60%
28%
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Black
18%
13%
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White
14%
50%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CT state average), while 34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).

How many students attend Ponus Ridge Middle School?

655 students attend Ponus Ridge Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

60% of Ponus Ridge Middle School students are Hispanic, 18% of students are Black, 14% of students are White, 6% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Ponus Ridge Middle School?

Ponus Ridge Middle School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.

What grades does Ponus Ridge Middle School offer ?

Ponus Ridge Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Ponus Ridge Middle School part of?

Ponus Ridge Middle School is part of Norwalk School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 655 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 86%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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