|Rating||8 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||El Dorado Union High|
|Location||3661 Ponderosa Rd.
Shingle Springs, CA 95682
Ponderosa High has an academic rating well above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and average AP course participation. It is ranked 197th in the best public high schools in California.
Data Citation: Unless otherwise noted, all information on this page is retrieved or calculated from data reported to the the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2014/2015 school year.
The Ponderosa High student body is mostly White with a smaller Hispanic population and has low racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.6%||10|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.2%||4|
|Two or more races||5.1%||93|
11.7% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, Ponderosa High students are largely wealthy and rank 113rd in California for high school student family income.
Students at Ponderosa High scored an average 66% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 11% of California high schools.
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||60% to 64%*||85% to 89%*|
|Boys||55% to 59%*||60% to 64%*|
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||50% or more*||50% or more*|
|Hispanic||40% to 49%*||50% to 59%*|
|Multiracial||40% to 59%*||80% or more*|
|White||60% to 64%*||76%|
|With Disabilites||10% or less*||20% to 29%*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
The average SAT score for Ponderosa High students in 2016 was 1176.
180 out of 881 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (20%). College admission testing participation is well below the California median rate of 29% and in the bottom 25% for participation.
Ponderosa High offers 14 AP courses. 22 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 55% percentile and about equal to the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Ponderosa High had 348 taking AP exams with a 285 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 86% percentile and well above the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||82%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||22%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||9%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||7%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||18%|
|AP Courses Offered||14|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||11%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||13%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||10%|
3661 Ponderosa Rd.
Shingle Springs, CA
El Dorado Union High