Ponderosa High

Overview

Student Enrollment
1,818
Best High School in California
#197
 Rating 8 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District El Dorado Union High
Type Public
 Phone (530)677-2281
 Location 3661 Ponderosa Rd.
Shingle Springs, CA 95682
Charter School No

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.

Racial Demographics

The Ponderosa High student body is mostly White with a smaller Hispanic population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White77.8%1,415
Black0.6%10
Hispanic13.2%240
Asian Pacific2.5%46
Native American Indian0.6%10
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.2%4
Two or more races5.1%93

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 8.9%

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.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman468
Sophomore469
Junior448
Senior433
Total1,818

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
66%
Rank in California
127th
Rating
9 out of 10

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.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls60% to 64%*85% to 89%*
Boys55% to 59%*60% to 64%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander50% or more*50% or more*
Blacksuppressed*suppressed*
Hispanic40% to 49%*50% to 59%*
Multiracial40% to 59%*80% or more*
White60% to 64%*76%
With Disabilites10% or less*20% to 29%*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1176

The average SAT score for Ponderosa High students in 2016 was 1176.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
20%
Rank in California
728th
Rating
2 out of 10

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.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
22%
AP Pass Rank in California
130th
AP Pass Rate Rating
8 out of 10

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.

School State
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

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate11%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate13%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate10%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.4%7
Boys0.5%5
Girls0.2%2
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.1%2
Boys0.2%2
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.4%43
Boys2.6%24
Girls2.1%19
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.2%40
Boys2.9%27
Girls1.4%13

Location

Ponderosa High
3661 Ponderosa Rd.
Shingle Springs, CA
95682
(530)677-2281

9 out of 10 1

District

El Dorado Union High
Placerville, CA