Ponderosa Elementary

Public K-5

 295 Ponderosa Rd.
       South San Francisco, CA  94080-4218


(650) 877-8825

District: South San Francisco Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1634th of 5,883 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $4,978 Help

Students who attend Ponderosa Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Alta Loma Middle
High:    South San Francisco High

Student/teacher ratio:  20.0
Number of students:  381

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
≥98.0%
Measles:
≥98.0%
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Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
43.6%
Asian:
29.1%
White:
15.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24.4%

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Compare Details Ponderosa Elementary ranks better than 72.2% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 4th among 9 ranked elementary schools in the South San Francisco Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 69.25. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Ponderosa Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (43.6%), Asian (29.1%), White (15.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 24.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ponderosa Elementary is 20, which is the 3rd best among 9 elementary schools in the South San Francisco Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ponderosa Elementary is $4,978. 7 elementary schools in the South San Francisco Unified School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Ponderosa Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Ponderosa Elementary 1634th of 5883 California public elementary schools. (See Ponderosa Elementary in the ranking list.)

South San Francisco Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks South San Francisco Unified 578th of 1535 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ponderosa Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 61.01 1664th 4809 65.4%
2005 75.71 1104th 4822 77.1%
2006 74.58 1155th 4818 76.0%
2007 65.51 1571st 5113 69.3%
2008 55.34 2089th 5113 59.1%
2009 63.20 1758th 5193 66.1%
2010 78.52 1071st 5314 79.8%
2011 76.35 1188th 5377 77.9%
2012 75.24 1258th 5390 76.7%
2013 75.14 1316th 5530 76.2%
2015 54.24 2229th 5611 60.3%
2016 59.05 2039th 5614 63.7%
2017 53.94 2330th 5692 59.1%
2018 67.68 1697th 5662 70.0%
2019 59.96 2079th 5789 64.1%
2021 61.65 487th 1417 65.6%
2022 69.25 1634th 5883 72.2%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Ponderosa Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 254 20 44 68 3 n/a n/a 0 389
1989 244 18 45 67 3 n/a n/a 0 377
1990 230 26 46 83 1 n/a n/a 0 386
1991 235 23 42 91 1 n/a n/a 0 392
1992 251 28 46 101 0 n/a n/a 0 426
1993 213 25 51 108 3 n/a n/a 0 400
1994 219 22 56 104 0 n/a n/a 0 401
1995 196 16 70 92 3 n/a n/a 0 377
1996 196 16 70 92 3 n/a n/a 0 377
1997 207 14 70 96 2 n/a n/a 0 389
1998 201 16 81 70 1 n/a n/a 0 369
1999 187 16 76 82 1 n/a n/a 2 364
2000 188 9 93 83 1 n/a n/a 0 374
2001 183 9 77 102 1 n/a n/a 0 372
2002 137 12 99 125 1 n/a n/a 0 374
2003 137 12 99 125 1 n/a n/a 0 374
2004 117 18 108 133 3 n/a n/a 0 379
2005 112 22 112 133 2 n/a n/a 4 385
2006 103 21 114 135 1 n/a n/a 6 380
2007 96 22 114 140 1 n/a n/a 7 380
2008 95 21 117 149 1 n/a n/a 0 383
2009 105 18 117 159 1 13 0 0 413
2010 62 8 32 197 0 5 111 0 415
2011 72 2 48 209 1 6 97 0 435
2012 68 4 64 221 0 10 74 0 441
2013 57 1 75 227 1 6 74 0 441
2014 64 5 86 215 1 8 61 0 440
2015 59 5 106 221 1 14 35 0 441
2016 59 3 118 204 1 13 34 0 432
2017 51 5 117 212 1 10 32 0 428
2018 48 4 115 201 1 8 38 0 415
2019 51 5 122 188 0 7 38 0 411
2020 58 5 113 181 0 9 34 0 400
2021 59 4 111 166 0 5 36 0 381

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Ponderosa Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 389 16.0 24.3 n/a
1989 377 17.0 22.1 n/a
1990 386 17.0 22.7 n/a
1991 392 17.0 23.0 n/a
1992 426 17.3 24.6 15.3
1993 400 17.0 23.5 17.8
1994 401 15.0 26.7 24.9
1995 377 15.0 25.1 24.7
1996 377 15.0 25.1 24.7
1997 389 16.0 24.3 26.7
1998 369 20.8 17.7 24.7
1999 364 20.0 18.2 11.3
2000 374 20.0 18.7 15.8
2001 372 19.0 19.6 15.3
2002 374 18.5 20.2 20.1
2003 374 18.5 20.2 20.1
2004 379 18.5 20.5 22.2
2005 385 18.5 20.8 16.8
2006 380 19.6 19.4 21.4
2007 380 20.6 18.4 n/a
2008 383 21.5 17.8 18.3
2009 413 19.5 20.1 25.7
2010 415 21.0 19.7 25.3
2011 435 n/a n/a 30.6
2012 441 19.5 22.6 n/a
2013 441 20.0 22.0 29
2014 440 20.0 22.0 24.1
2015 441 20.0 22.0 25.9
2016 432 20.0 21.6 25.2
2017 428 19.0 22.5 22.4
2018 415 19.0 21.8 31.3
2019 411 19.0 21.6 31.1
2020 400 n/a n/a 29
2021 381 19.0 20.0 24.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Student/Teacher Ratio Ponderosa Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 389 16.0 24.3 n/a
1989 377 17.0 22.1 n/a
1990 386 17.0 22.7 n/a
1991 392 17.0 23.0 n/a
1992 426 17.3 24.6 15.3
1993 400 17.0 23.5 17.8
1994 401 15.0 26.7 24.9
1995 377 15.0 25.1 24.7
1996 377 15.0 25.1 24.7
1997 389 16.0 24.3 26.7
1998 369 20.8 17.7 24.7
1999 364 20.0 18.2 11.3
2000 374 20.0 18.7 15.8
2001 372 19.0 19.6 15.3
2002 374 18.5 20.2 20.1
2003 374 18.5 20.2 20.1
2004 379 18.5 20.5 22.2
2005 385 18.5 20.8 16.8
2006 380 19.6 19.4 21.4
2007 380 20.6 18.4 n/a
2008 383 21.5 17.8 18.3
2009 413 19.5 20.1 25.7
2010 415 21.0 19.7 25.3
2011 435 n/a n/a 30.6
2012 441 19.5 22.6 n/a
2013 441 20.0 22.0 29
2014 440 20.0 22.0 24.1
2015 441 20.0 22.0 25.9
2016 432 20.0 21.6 25.2
2017 428 19.0 22.5 22.4
2018 415 19.0 21.8 31.3
2019 411 19.0 21.6 31.1
2020 400 n/a n/a 29
2021 381 19.0 20.0 24.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Ponderosa Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201296.0%1.0%0.0%3.0%97.0%99.0%99.0%96.0%97.0%
2013100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2014100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2015100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2016100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Ponderosa Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $4,978

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Ponderosa Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 2079th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1634th of 5883 Elementary schools
 8.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ponderosa Elementary)53.156.5
 3.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (South San Francisco Unified)52.446.7
 5.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.542.2
 6.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Ponderosa Elementary)70.349.2
 21.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (South San Francisco Unified)54.949.3
 5.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.243.5
 6.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ponderosa Elementary)56.359.3
 3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (South San Francisco Unified)49.253.7
 4.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.544.2
 5.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Ponderosa Elementary)56.342.6
 13.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (South San Francisco Unified)51.249
 2.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.938.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ponderosa Elementary)49.355.2
 5.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (South San Francisco Unified)52.152.3
 0.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.747.1
 4.6%
5th Grade Mathematics (Ponderosa Elementary)36.244.1
 7.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (South San Francisco Unified)43.338.9
 4.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3831.6
 6.4%
5th Grade Science (Ponderosa Elementary)27.540.7
 13.1%
   5th Grade Science (South San Francisco Unified)31.233.3
 2.1%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.2
 0.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students411381
 7.3%
African American54
 20%
American Indian00
Asian122111
 9%
Hispanic188166
 11.7%
Pacific Islander75
 28.6%
White5159
 15.7%
Two or More Races3836
 5.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients31.1%24.4%
 6.7%




Frequently Asked Questions about Ponderosa Elementary

Ponderosa Elementary ranks 1634th of 5883 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Ponderosa Elementary are 44% Hispanic, 29% Asian, 15% White, 9% Two or more races, 1% Pacific Islander, 1% African American.

In the 2020-21 school year, 381 students attended Ponderosa Elementary.

Students who attend Ponderosa Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Alta Loma Middle
High : South San Francisco High


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