PROFICIENCY 58% 51% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
47%Santa Clara Unified
56%Sunnyvale
38%California

Ponderosa Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 5 and is located in the district of "Santa Clara Unified" in Sunnyvale, CA. There are a total of 570 students and 23 teachers at Ponderosa Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 26 to 1. There are a total of 138 free lunch students and 32 reduced lunch students.

Ponderosa Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 57.5%, which is 51% higher than the California average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students570
Teachers22.7
Student/Teacher ratio26:1
Free lunch138
Reduced lunch32

 

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
All59%
360-64%
445-49%
565-69%
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All56%
355-59%
440-44%
565-69%
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 n/a 22.5% 24.1% 51.1%
African American n/a 4.3% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian n/a 30.9% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino n/a 36.6% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan n/a 0.6% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian n/a 1.0% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial n/a 4.0% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
Braly Elementary40%0.6Sunnyvale, CA
Marian A. Peterson Middle School60%0.9Sunnyvale, CA
Ellis Elementary47%1.0Sunnyvale, CA
Briarwood Elementary40%1.1Santa Clara, CA
Adrian Wilcox High56%1.3Santa Clara, CA
Laurelwood Elementary71%1.4Santa Clara, CA
Pomeroy Elementary34%1.5Santa Clara, CA
Fremont High51%1.6Sunnyvale, CA
Louis E. Stocklmeir Elementary88%1.6Sunnyvale, CA
Summit Public School: Denali60%1.7Sunnyvale, CA
Bowers Elementary32%1.8Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara High38%1.8Santa Clara, CA

Sunnyvale demographics profile

StatisticSunnyvaleCaliforniaNational
Population149,59638,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)6,80223291
Median age35.436.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)63%52%55%
Speak English44%56%79%
Speak Spanish13%29%13%

Education level achieved in Sunnyvale

IndexSunnyvaleCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade90.5%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school90.0%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college80.0%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree67.2%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors61.6%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters31.2%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree7.2%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.9%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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