Ponus Ridge Middle School

  • Ponus Ridge Middle School serves 692 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 26% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 37% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Ponus Ridge Middle School's student population of 692 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 51 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students692 students
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Total Classroom Teachers51 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ponus Ridge Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ponus Ridge Middle School is 0.63, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall School Rank#794 out of 968 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:113:1
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Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
55%
24%
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Black
19%
13%
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White
20%
55%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ponus Ridge Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score0.630.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
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School District NameNorwalk School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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