21 Hunters Lane
Norwalk, CT 06850
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Ponus Ridge Middle School serves 692 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 25% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Ponus Ridge Middle School's student population of 692 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 56 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
692 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
56 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 0.61, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 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)
25%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
5%
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Hispanic
58%
25%
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Black
17%
13%
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White
17%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 692 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.61 (Top 30%)

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