Ponderosa Elementary

Public K-5

 4550 Florence Drive
       Loveland, CO  80538-5507


 (970) 679-9500

District: Thompson School District R-2j

SchoolDigger Rank:
168th of 965 Colorado Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  17.6
Number of students:  419

Racial breakdown:

White:
80.4%
Hispanic:
14.3%
Two or more races:
2.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24.6%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Ponderosa Elementary ranked better than 82.6% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranked 4th among 22 ranked elementary schools in the Thompson School District R-2j. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 79.9. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (80.4%), Hispanic (14.3%), two or more races (2.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 24.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ponderosa Elementary is 17.6. 13 elementary schools in the Thompson School District R-2j have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Ponderosa Elementary employs 23.6 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Ponderosa Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Ponderosa Elementary 168th of 965 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Ponderosa Elementary in the ranking list.)

Thompson School District R-2j:

SchoolDigger ranks Thompson School District R-2j 45th of 126 Colorado 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 CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 59.29 416th 935 55.5%
2012 65.98 339th 935 63.7%
2013 72.63 253rd 954 73.5%
2014 77.02 207th 962 78.5%
2015 73.50 214th 938 77.2%
2016 49.18 426th 914 53.4%
2017 69.19 253rd 929 72.8%
2018 70.96 232nd 917 74.7%
2019 79.90 168th 965 82.6%

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

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by a parent
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Open Quote My student has flourished after moving to this school in her 3rd grade year. The class sizes are great, the teachers are all professionals and show passion and caring for their students. The Principal is always around, visiting classrooms, on the playground, in the cafeteria, helping with traffic. Wonderful being part of this school! Close Quote


by a Facebook User (a parent on FaceBook)
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Open Quote Great Preschool program. Close Quote


by a Facebook User (a parent on FaceBook)
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Open Quote This school gets an A++++!!!! The teachers and staff are excellent. My kids will be in 1st and 3rd grade this year and I couldn't have asked for a better school for them to be in. Close Quote



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
2009 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2010 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2011 297 1 2 58 1 2 9 0 370
2012 345 2 3 69 0 0 12 0 431
2013 361 3 3 76 0 0 14 0 457
2014 363 5 1 79 0 0 14 0 462
2015 364 3 4 68 0 0 10 0 449
2016 366 1 5 65 0 0 8 0 445
2017 337 4 5 60 n/a 1 12 0 419

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

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
2009 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2010 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2011 370 19.4 19.0 20.0
2012 431 20.9 20.5 20.6
2013 457 25.7 17.7 25.8
2014 462 27.0 17.0 25.3
2015 449 27.0 16.6 24.3
2016 445 24.0 18.5 24.5
2017 419 23.6 17.6 24.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Ponderosa Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2010 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2011 370 19.4 19.0 20.0
2012 431 20.9 20.5 20.6
2013 457 25.7 17.7 25.8
2014 462 27.0 17.0 25.3
2015 449 27.0 16.6 24.3
2016 445 24.0 18.5 24.5
2017 419 23.6 17.6 24.6

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.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Colorado Department of Education.

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