Pond Hill School

Summary:

Pond Hill School is an elementary school located in Wallingford, Connecticut, serving grades 3-5 with a student population of 257. It is part of the Wallingford School District, which is ranked 97 out of 151 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Pond Hill School generally performs better than the Wallingford School District and the state average in English Language Arts and Mathematics proficiency across grades 3-5. For example, in 2022-2023, Pond Hill School's 3rd grade ELA proficiency was 53.3% compared to the district's 48.7% and the state's 45.5%. The school also has a notable diversity in its student population, with over 30% of students being non-white. Interestingly, Pond Hill's Hispanic students and special education students perform particularly well compared to their peers in the state, ranking 22 out of 101 Connecticut elementary schools in ELA and 94 out of 371 in ELA, respectively.

While Pond Hill School is a solid-performing elementary school, some of the nearby schools, such as Montowese Elementary School and Rock Hill School, have higher overall performance and rankings. Additionally, Pond Hill School's spending per student ($17,274 in 2018-2019) is lower than some of the nearby schools, such as Parker Farms School ($19,440) and Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School ($27,106), suggesting the school is able to achieve its academic results with relatively limited resources.


Detail:

Public 3-5

 299 Pond Hill Road
       Wallingford, CT  06492


(203) 294-6230

District: Wallingford School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
251st of 492 Connecticut Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,653 Help


Students who attend Pond Hill School usually attend:

Middle:    Dag Hammarskjold Middle School
High:    Lyman Hall High School

Student/teacher ratio:  8.2 Help
Number of students:  257

Racial breakdown:

White:
68.9%
Hispanic:
23.3%
Two or more races:
4.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  36.6% Help


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Compare Details Pond Hill School ranks worse than 51% of elementary schools in Connecticut. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Wallingford School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 46.56. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (68.9%), Hispanic (23.3%), two or more races (4.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 36.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pond Hill School is 8.2, which is the lowest among 8 elementary schools in the Wallingford School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pond Hill School is $20,653, which is the 4th highest among 4 elementary schools in the Wallingford School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Pond Hill School:

SchoolDigger ranks Pond Hill School 251st of 492 Connecticut public elementary schools. (See Pond Hill School in the ranking list.)

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Wallingford School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Wallingford School District 97th of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Pond Hill School

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Rank History for all students at Pond Hill School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 67.49 251st 570 56.0%
2007 72.01 204th 568 64.1%
2008 68.87 231st 565 59.1%
2009 75.23 161st 566 71.6%
2010 74.84 171st 579 70.5%
2011 70.35 215th 565 61.9%
2012 70.56 212th 564 62.4%
2013 65.35 264th 557 52.6%
2015 52.66 286th 551 48.1%
2016 49.33 267th 518 48.5%
2017 50.78 260th 519 49.9%
2018 39.62 322nd 532 39.5%
2019 43.70 297th 522 43.1%
2021 56.10 247th 538 54.1%
2022 48.90 253rd 490 48.4%
2023 46.56 252nd 491 48.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Pond Hill School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 68.62 94th 371 74.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Pond Hill School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 79.88 42nd 302 86.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Pond Hill School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.67 203rd 259 21.6%
2019 30.33 182nd 242 24.8%
2021 37.52 266th 455 41.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Pond Hill School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.51 188th 262 28.2%
2019 38.74 163rd 247 34.0%
2021 63.29 168th 445 62.2%
2022 29.58 175th 232 24.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Pond Hill School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.82 22nd 101 78.2%
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Rank History for White students at Pond Hill School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.20 272nd 296 8.1%
2019 19.67 260th 295 11.9%
2021 34.29 232nd 327 29.1%
2022 17.63 231st 252 8.3%
2023 25.12 223rd 262 14.9%
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Data source: test scores: Connecticut Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Pond Hill School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 370 2 5 22 1 n/a n/a 0 400
1989 410 3 3 17 0 n/a n/a 0 433
1990 414 1 3 16 1 n/a n/a 0 435
1991 436 4 5 16 0 n/a n/a 0 461
1992 446 6 3 8 0 n/a n/a 0 463
1993 452 4 5 17 0 n/a n/a 0 478
1994 473 4 7 16 0 n/a n/a 0 500
1995 481 7 14 27 1 n/a n/a 0 530
1996 481 7 14 27 1 n/a n/a 0 530
1997 389 6 7 21 0 n/a n/a 0 423
1998 387 4 6 11 0 n/a n/a 0 408
1999 376 6 5 14 0 n/a n/a 0 401
2000 393 11 3 12 0 n/a n/a 0 419
2001 362 8 1 19 1 n/a n/a 0 391
2002 358 5 10 24 0 n/a n/a 0 397
2003 358 5 10 24 0 n/a n/a 0 397
2004 338 9 8 25 1 n/a n/a 0 381
2005 320 7 6 26 2 n/a n/a 0 361
2006 365 11 7 25 2 n/a n/a 0 410
2007 289 15 8 34 1 n/a n/a 0 347
2008 267 12 6 42 1 n/a n/a 0 328
2009 252 8 6 46 0 n/a n/a 0 312
2010 230 7 6 45 0 n/a n/a 0 288
2011 255 9 11 62 0 0 0 0 337
2012 237 6 11 79 0 0 0 0 333
2013 269 13 13 60 0 0 0 0 355
2014 279 10 14 68 0 0 3 0 374
2015 284 7 13 63 0 0 3 0 370
2016 255 8 11 50 0 0 2 0 326
2017 234 7 9 62 0 0 3 0 315
2018 228 9 15 68 0 0 4 0 324
2019 211 7 19 64 0 0 4 0 305
2020 208 4 17 51 0 0 7 0 287
2021 175 3 11 46 0 1 12 0 248
2022 179 1 9 51 0 0 12 0 252
2023 177 1 8 60 0 0 11 0 257

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 Pond Hill School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 400 20.0 20.0 n/a
1989 433 21.0 20.6 n/a
1990 435 22.0 19.7 n/a
1991 461 23.5 19.6 n/a
1992 463 25.5 18.1 8.2
1993 478 27.3 17.5 0.6
1994 500 29.2 17.1 9.4
1995 530 29.5 18.0 12.5
1996 530 29.5 18.0 12.5
1997 423 25.9 16.3 9.7
1998 408 24.5 16.7 7.8
1999 401 25.5 15.7 10.5
2000 419 27.2 15.4 10
2001 391 27.2 14.4 n/a
2002 397 26.9 14.8 6.5
2003 397 26.9 14.8 6.5
2004 381 25.8 14.8 7.3
2005 361 24.3 14.9 n/a
2006 410 23.3 17.6 4.1
2007 347 25.9 13.4 6.3
2008 328 22.1 14.8 5.2
2009 312 24.6 12.8 5.8
2010 288 22.9 12.5 9.4
2011 337 29.6 11.3 18.1
2012 333 28.1 11.8 22.5
2013 355 27.2 13.0 28.5
2014 374 25.7 14.5 27.5
2015 370 29.0 12.7 30.3
2016 326 27.0 12.0 34.4
2017 315 26.7 11.7 33.7
2018 324 28.2 11.4 29.6
2019 305 25.3 12.0 38
2020 287 28.8 9.9 35.9
2021 248 28.8 8.6 36.3
2022 252 23.5 10.7 34.9
2023 257 31.2 8.2 36.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Pond Hill School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 400 20.0 20.0 n/a
1989 433 21.0 20.6 n/a
1990 435 22.0 19.7 n/a
1991 461 23.5 19.6 n/a
1992 463 25.5 18.1 8.2
1993 478 27.3 17.5 0.6
1994 500 29.2 17.1 9.4
1995 530 29.5 18.0 12.5
1996 530 29.5 18.0 12.5
1997 423 25.9 16.3 9.7
1998 408 24.5 16.7 7.8
1999 401 25.5 15.7 10.5
2000 419 27.2 15.4 10
2001 391 27.2 14.4 n/a
2002 397 26.9 14.8 6.5
2003 397 26.9 14.8 6.5
2004 381 25.8 14.8 7.3
2005 361 24.3 14.9 n/a
2006 410 23.3 17.6 4.1
2007 347 25.9 13.4 6.3
2008 328 22.1 14.8 5.2
2009 312 24.6 12.8 5.8
2010 288 22.9 12.5 9.4
2011 337 29.6 11.3 18.1
2012 333 28.1 11.8 22.5
2013 355 27.2 13.0 28.5
2014 374 25.7 14.5 27.5
2015 370 29.0 12.7 30.3
2016 326 27.0 12.0 34.4
2017 315 26.7 11.7 33.7
2018 324 28.2 11.4 29.6
2019 305 25.3 12.0 38
2020 287 28.8 9.9 35.9
2021 248 28.8 8.6 36.3
2022 252 23.5 10.7 34.9
2023 257 31.2 8.2 36.6

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Pond Hill School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $16,043
2019 $17,274
2020 $16,898
2021 $20,653

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Pond Hill School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 297th of 522 Elementary schoolsRanks 252nd of 491 Elementary schools
 5.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pond Hill School)64.753.3
 11.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wallingford School District)54.748.7
 6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.345.5
 8.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Pond Hill School)52.954.7
 1.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wallingford School District)5356.7
 3.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)5549.8
 5.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Pond Hill School)43.545.2
 1.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wallingford School District)46.950.5
 3.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.648.8
 5.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Pond Hill School)40.945.2
 4.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wallingford School District)49.350.8
 1.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)52.548.3
 4.2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Pond Hill School)65.750
 15.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wallingford School District)56.257.9
 1.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)58.151.3
 6.8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Pond Hill School)44.435.1
 9.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wallingford School District)43.347.5
 4.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)46.541.8
 4.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students305257
 15.7%
African American71
 85.7%
American Indian00
Asian198
 57.9%
Hispanic6460
 6.3%
Pacific Islander00
White211177
 16.1%
Two or More Races411
 175%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients38%36.6%
 1.5%


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Students at Pond Hill School are 69% White, 23% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 3% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 257 students attended Pond Hill School.

Students who attend Pond Hill School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Dag Hammarskjold Middle School
High : Lyman Hall High School

Pond Hill School ranks 251st of 492 Connecticut elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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