1250 56th Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95831
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Pony Express Elementary School serves 388 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Pony Express Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 388 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 88%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Pony Express Elementary School's student population of 388 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
388 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
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School Rankings

Pony Express Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Pony Express Elementary School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2696 out of 9659 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
22%
12%
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Hispanic
43%
56%
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Black
9%
5%
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White
12%
22%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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Two or more races
13%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.73
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

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

51% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 56% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

How many students attend Pony Express Elementary School?

388 students attend Pony Express Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

43% of Pony Express Elementary School students are Hispanic, 22% of students are Asian, 13% of students are Two or more races, 12% of students are White, 9% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Pony Express Elementary School?

Pony Express Elementary School has a student ration of 24:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Pony Express Elementary School offer ?

Pony Express Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 388 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 88%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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