Ponca High School

Public 7-12

 505 3rd St
       Ponca, NE  68770-0568


(402) 755-5701

District: Ponca Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
19th of 209 Nebraska High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,829 Help

Feeder schools for Ponca High School:

Elementary:    Jackson Elementary
    Ponca Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.1
Number of students:  194

Racial breakdown:

White:
92.3%
Hispanic:
4.1%
African American:
1.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  22.7%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, December 10, 2021.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


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Compare Details Ponca High School ranks better than 85.7% of middle schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 76.71. (See more...)
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Compare Details Ponca High School ranks better than 90.9% of high schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.29. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (92.3%), Hispanic (4.1%), African American (1.5%). (See more...)
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Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ponca High School is 10.1. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ponca High School is $16,829.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Ponca High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Ponca High School 32nd of 223 Nebraska public middle schools. (See Ponca High School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Ponca High School 19th of 209 Nebraska public high schools. (See Ponca High School in the ranking list.)

Ponca Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Ponca Public Schools 11th of 208 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ponca High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 35.60 182nd 226 19.5%
2007 36.84 171st 227 24.7%
2008 59.39 108th 245 55.9%
2009 71.00 30th 243 87.7%
2010 50.78 147th 254 42.1%
2011 27.62 205th 246 16.7%
2012 13.11 242nd 255 5.1%
2013 22.21 224th 248 9.7%
2014 66.10 70th 252 72.2%
2015 67.38 64th 256 75.0%
2016 68.09 65th 255 74.5%
2017 55.08 104th 236 55.9%
2018 90.56 8th 225 96.4%
2019 93.72 4th 247 98.4%
2021 76.71 32nd 223 85.7%

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

Rank History for Ponca High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 45.16 174th 249 30.1%
2007 75.92 30th 247 87.9%
2008 52.86 147th 252 41.7%
2009 36.68 197th 251 21.5%
2010 51.31 143rd 249 42.6%
2011 59.23 101st 252 59.9%
2012 29.50 201st 245 18.0%
2013 31.71 191st 247 22.7%
2014 70.77 69th 247 72.1%
2015 43.64 154th 242 36.4%
2016 56.19 118th 246 52.0%
2017 87.54 16th 219 92.7%
2018 89.09 16th 219 92.7%
2019 95.49 6th 217 97.2%
2021 88.29 19th 209 90.9%

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

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Data source: Nebraska Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Ponca High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 166 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 166
1989 178 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 178
1990 167 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 167
1991 168 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 168
1992 161 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 161
1993 169 0 1 0 2 n/a n/a 0 172
1994 180 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 181
1995 189 0 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 192
1996 189 0 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 192
1997 195 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 195
1998 200 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 201
1999 200 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 200
2000 213 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 213
2001 208 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 209
2002 220 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 222
2003 220 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 222
2004 208 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 208
2005 200 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 200
2006 199 0 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 201
2007 185 7 0 4 3 n/a n/a 0 199
2008 178 8 1 7 5 n/a n/a 0 199
2009 165 9 1 9 4 n/a n/a 0 188
2010 170 6 1 13 3 n/a n/a 0 193
2011 170 4 1 15 0 0 0 0 190
2012 170 3 1 14 0 0 0 0 188
2013 190 4 1 9 0 0 0 0 204
2014 187 3 0 9 0 0 2 0 201
2015 200 1 2 6 2 0 1 0 212
2016 202 1 2 3 1 0 3 0 212
2017 207 1 2 4 0 0 2 0 216
2018 206 1 2 5 0 0 0 0 214
2019 198 2 2 8 0 0 1 0 211
2020 192 2 2 8 1 0 2 0 207
2021 179 3 0 8 1 0 3 0 194

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 Ponca High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 166 14.2 11.6 18.1
1989 178 14.5 12.2 16.3
1990 167 14.4 11.5 15
1991 168 14.4 11.6 14.3
1992 161 14.9 10.8 11.8
1993 172 15.9 10.8 12.2
1994 181 16.6 10.9 9.9
1995 192 15.5 12.4 9.4
1996 192 15.5 12.4 9.4
1997 195 17.2 11.3 5.1
1998 201 17.2 11.7 6.5
1999 200 17.5 11.4 11
2000 213 17.0 12.5 12.2
2001 209 16.4 12.7 13.9
2002 222 18.6 11.9 13.1
2003 222 18.6 11.9 13.1
2004 208 19.7 10.6 16.8
2005 200 18.6 10.8 19
2006 201 18.4 10.9 19.9
2007 199 17.9 11.1 21.1
2008 199 14.8 13.4 20.6
2009 188 17.4 10.8 21.3
2010 193 17.5 11.0 22.8
2011 190 17.5 10.8 24.2
2012 188 15.2 12.3 26.1
2013 204 17.2 11.8 22.5
2014 201 17.0 11.8 29.9
2015 212 18.0 11.7 24.1
2016 212 19.0 11.1 18.9
2017 216 18.7 11.5 18.5
2018 214 19.1 11.1 17.3
2019 211 19.1 11.0 22.3
2020 207 19.1 10.8 21.3
2021 194 19.0 10.1 22.7

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

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Student/Teacher Ratio Ponca High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 166 14.2 11.6 18.1
1989 178 14.5 12.2 16.3
1990 167 14.4 11.5 15
1991 168 14.4 11.6 14.3
1992 161 14.9 10.8 11.8
1993 172 15.9 10.8 12.2
1994 181 16.6 10.9 9.9
1995 192 15.5 12.4 9.4
1996 192 15.5 12.4 9.4
1997 195 17.2 11.3 5.1
1998 201 17.2 11.7 6.5
1999 200 17.5 11.4 11
2000 213 17.0 12.5 12.2
2001 209 16.4 12.7 13.9
2002 222 18.6 11.9 13.1
2003 222 18.6 11.9 13.1
2004 208 19.7 10.6 16.8
2005 200 18.6 10.8 19
2006 201 18.4 10.9 19.9
2007 199 17.9 11.1 21.1
2008 199 14.8 13.4 20.6
2009 188 17.4 10.8 21.3
2010 193 17.5 11.0 22.8
2011 190 17.5 10.8 24.2
2012 188 15.2 12.3 26.1
2013 204 17.2 11.8 22.5
2014 201 17.0 11.8 29.9
2015 212 18.0 11.7 24.1
2016 212 19.0 11.1 18.9
2017 216 18.7 11.5 18.5
2018 214 19.1 11.1 17.3
2019 211 19.1 11.0 22.3
2020 207 19.1 10.8 21.3
2021 194 19.0 10.1 22.7

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 Ponca High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $232 (1.6%) $12,829 (88.4%) $14,517
2020 $85 (0.6%) $13,260 (89.2%) $14,866
2021 $486 (2.9%) $14,709 (87.4%) $16,829

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ponca High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 4th of 247 Middle schoolsRanks 32nd of 223 Middle schools
 12.7%
Ranks 6th of 217 High schoolsRanks 19th of 209 High schools
 6.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Ponca High School)7050
 20%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Ponca Public Schools)7050
 20%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)4944
 5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Ponca High School)7563
 12%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Ponca Public Schools)7563
 12%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)4846
 2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Ponca High School)7558
 17%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Ponca Public Schools)7559
 16%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5050
8th Grade Mathematics (Ponca High School)7164
 7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Ponca Public Schools)7165
 6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)4745
 2%
11th Grade English Language Arts (Ponca High School)7568.4
 6.6%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Ponca Public Schools)7568.4
 6.6%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)37.433.8
 3.7%
11th Grade Mathematics (Ponca High School)55.644.7
 10.8%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Ponca Public Schools)55.644.7
 10.8%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)30.925.6
 5.3%
11th Grade Science (Ponca High School)47.236.8
 10.4%
   11th Grade Science (Ponca Public Schools)47.236.8
 10.4%
   11th Grade Science (Nebraska)26.426
 0.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students211194
 8.1%
African American23
 50%
American Indian01
Asian20
 100%
Hispanic88
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races13
 200%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients22.3%22.7%
 0.4%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Nebraska Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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