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Ponderosa Elementary (leave a review)
Contact Information

+1 (530) 872-6470

6593 Pentz Rd

Paradise, California


About Ponderosa Elementary
Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Ponderosa Elementary is located in the Paradise Unified district of the state of California. It is one of 14 schools in its district.

Classified as a regular school, it teaches pupils from Kindergarten to 5th Grade and has an enrolment of 561 students - compared to other schools in California, this is a relatively average sized school.

In recent years, the pupil population has remained static. Alongside this, the number of teachers has remained static over a similar timeframe.

An average teaching salary at Ponderosa Elementary is $26,289, which is lower than the California state average of $77,759.

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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

School-wide program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Ponderosa Elementary 561$3,41622$26,2890.40
Children'S Community Charter (0.58 miles) 231230.34
Paradise Charter Middle (0.85 miles) 157260.30
Honey Run Academy Elementary (2.25 miles) 0
Achieve Charter School Of Paradise Inc. (2.36 miles) 233250.36
Hometech Charter (2.57 miles) 147230.38

Ponderosa Elementary

Number of pupils561
Funding per pupil$3,416
Pupils per teacher22
Average teacher salary$26,289
Diversity index0.40

Children'S Community Charter (0.58 miles)

Number of pupils231
Funding per pupil
Pupils per teacher23
Average teacher salary
Diversity index0.34

Paradise Charter Middle (0.85 miles)

Number of pupils157
Funding per pupil
Pupils per teacher26
Average teacher salary
Diversity index0.30

Honey Run Academy Elementary (2.25 miles)

Number of pupils0
Funding per pupil
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary
Diversity index

Achieve Charter School Of Paradise Inc. (2.36 miles)

Number of pupils233
Funding per pupil
Pupils per teacher25
Average teacher salary
Diversity index0.36

Hometech Charter (2.57 miles)

Number of pupils147
Funding per pupil
Pupils per teacher23
Average teacher salary
Diversity index0.38
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Rankings within California
There are 10,465 schools in California. Rankings don't always go up to 10,465 because some schools have missing data.
4539thlargest school
3767thhighest number of FTE teachers
3533rdlowest pupil-teacher ratio
9079thhighest average teaching salary
4909thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
5270thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
6552ndhighest diversity index
7264thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Kindergarten: 3 hours

1st Grade - 3rd Grade: 3.8 hours

4th Grade - 5th Grade: 4 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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