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Ponderosa Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 319 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted Saturday, October 18, 2014

My "good ole boy" son LOVES ponderosa and I give it a plus 10!!!! I also try to volunteer as much as possible because my son is my world!! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

Teachers are here just for a paycheck, and can careless how your kids turn out. Its a outdated "good ol boy network" type school all the way up to the principal. He also is a established cover up for the teachers hes known for so long. If you have a child you want to be succesfull, look somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2009

This is a great school and deserves at least an 8 or 9 rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2009

We love this school. Our first child thrived at Ponderosa. Amazing Principal, Mr. Olsen and incredible teaching staff. Our second child is in 5th Grade and will be moving on next year. Ponderosa does an outstanding job of preparing your children for Middle School and beyond. The teachers are dedicated and caring. The are also very creative and encouraging. Your child will thrive at Ponderosa. Our's did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

I love Ponderosa Elementary! I have one kiddo there who struggles academically and one who had some behavior issues last year. I have been very impressed with how the teachers and staff have and are helping us get through it all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

Excellent engagement and caring for the kids from this school. My son loves going there and gets up EARLY to attend - that tells me all I need to know!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students71%
Female73%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income54%
Not low income77%
Special education36%
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income62%
Not low income86%
Special education55%
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students72%
Female73%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income77%
Not low income70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female77%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income62%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students66%
Female77%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income46%
Not low income73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students65%
Female75%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income38%
Not low income90%
Special education13%
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female83%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income51%
Not low income93%
Special education20%
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female85%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income62%
Not low income93%
Special education33%
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 60%
Hispanic 3% 20%
Two or more races 2% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 114%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 231%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 67%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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10105 East Cimmaron Dr
Spokane, WA 99206
Phone: (509) 228-4450

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