PROFICIENCY 40% 5% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
44%South San Francisco Unified
43%South San Francisco
38%California

Ponderosa Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 5 and is located in the district of "South San Francisco Unified" in South San Francisco, CA. There are a total of 441 students and 20 teachers at Ponderosa Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 23 to 1. There are a total of 89 free lunch students and 25 reduced lunch students.

Ponderosa Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 40.0%, which is 5% higher than the California average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students441
Teachers20
Student/Teacher ratio23:1
Free lunch89
Reduced lunch25

 

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, 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
All36%
355-59%
420-24%
525-29%
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All44%
335-39%
440-44%
550-54%
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 race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictCaliforniaNational
Caucasian 14.7% 7.3% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 1.5% 2.0% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 23.3% 36.2% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 49.0% 45.6% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.4% 0.3% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 1.5% 2.1% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 9.5% 6.4% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
South San Francisco High47%0.4South San Francisco, CA
Los Cerritos Elementary27%0.5South San Francisco, CA
Buri Buri Elementary60%1.0South San Francisco, CA
Rollingwood Elementary42%1.2San Bruno, CA
Monte Verde Elementary64%1.2South San Francisco, CA
Parkway Heights Middle School44%1.3South San Francisco, CA
Spruce Elementary20%1.3South San Francisco, CA
Sunshine Gardens Elementary35%1.4South San Francisco, CA
Alta Loma Middle School49%1.4South San Francisco, CA
El Camino High49%1.5South San Francisco, CA
Westborough Middle School61%1.5South San Francisco, CA
Martin Elementary27%1.7South San Francisco, CA

South San Francisco demographics profile

StatisticSouth San FranciscoCaliforniaNational
Population66,58738,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)7,25523291
Median age38.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)57%52%55%
Speak English43%56%79%
Speak Spanish25%29%13%

Education level achieved in South San Francisco

IndexSouth San FranciscoCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade83.3%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school82.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college63.2%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree41.7%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors32.5%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters7.2%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.0%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Ponderosa Elementary data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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