Ponus Ridge Middle School

Tel: (203)847-3557
  • Ponus Ridge Middle School serves 645 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the CT average of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 43%.
  • Ponus Ridge Middle School operates within the Norwalk School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 645 students has grown by 5% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 53 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 645 students
Ponus Ridge Middle School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Ponus Ridge Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 53 teachers
Ponus Ridge Middle School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Ponus Ridge Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CT) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 14:1
Ponus Ridge Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
6%
5%
Ponus Ridge Middle School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
49%
22%
Ponus Ridge Middle School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
23%
13%
Ponus Ridge Middle School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
22%
57%
Ponus Ridge Middle School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Ponus Ridge Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
n/a
3%
Ponus Ridge Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2013-2014)
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.
0.66 0.41
Ponus Ridge Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
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Ponus Ridge Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2014)
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.
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Ponus Ridge Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

  • Norwalk School District's student population of 11,230 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $19,640 is higher than the state average of $19,478. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $18,739 is higher than the state average of $18,711. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Norwalk School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
4
Number of Students Managed 11,230 1,624
Norwalk School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue $217 MM $32 MM
Norwalk School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $208 MM $30 MM
Norwalk School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $19,640 $19,478
Norwalk School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $18,739 $18,711
Norwalk School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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