PROFICIENCY 25% 27% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
48%Cherry Creek School District No. 5 in the county of Arapah
30%Aurora
34%Colorado

Ponderosa Elementary School is a school servicing grades PK to 5 and is located in the district of "Cherry Creek School District No. 5 in the county of Arapah" in Aurora, CO. There are a total of 784 students and 54 teachers at Ponderosa Elementary School, for a student to teacher ratio of 15 to 1. There are a total of 481 free lunch students and 92 reduced lunch students.

Ponderosa Elementary School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 24.5%, which is 27% lower than the Colorado average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students784
Teachers53.63
Student/Teacher ratio15:1
Free lunch481
Reduced lunch92

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Ponderosa Elementary School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All23%
320-24%
425-29%
515-19%
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All26%
315-19%
435-39%
520-24%
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Ponderosa Elementary School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictColoradoNational
Caucasian 23.4% 55.4% 54.9% 51.1%
African American 30.9% 11.6% 4.7% 15.9%
Asian 4.9% 8.2% 3.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 34.0% 18.6% 32.6% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.9% 0.6% 0.8% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.4%
Multiracial 5.7% 5.4% 3.5% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
Village East Community Elementary School21%0.6Aurora, CO
Eastridge Community Elementary School23%0.8Aurora, CO
Overland High School25%0.8Aurora, CO
Prairie Middle School29%0.9Aurora, CO
Challenge School93%1.3Aurora, CO
Polton Community Elementary School38%1.4Aurora, CO
Highline Community Elementary School22%1.4Aurora, CO
Aurora Hills Middle School12%1.4Aurora, CO
Axl Academy16%1.8Aurora, CO
Virginia Court Elementary School7%1.9Aurora, CO
Wheeling Elementary School6%2.0Aurora, CO
Aurora Quest K-886%2.0Aurora, CO

Aurora demographics profile

StatisticAuroraColoradoNational
Population351,1315,359,295318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,2875091
Median age34.136.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%56%55%
Speak English68%83%79%
Speak Spanish21%12%13%

Education level achieved in Aurora

IndexAuroraColoradoNational
Completed 8th grade84.2%87.9%84.3%
Completed high school83.1%87.1%83.0%
Completed some college61.1%69.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.6%47.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.9%38.7%30.3%
Completed masters8.8%14.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Ponderosa Elementary School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.