Accountability rating

Met standard

Ponder ISD: B

Total students

652

Avg. teacher experience

14.2 years

Ponder ISD: 13.9 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Ponder ISD: 97.6%

Statewide: 89.7%

Ponder Elementary School is an elementary school in Ponder, TX, in the Ponder ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 652 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 30.8% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 14.4% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $51,105, which is $2,229 less than the state average.

Contact information

Website

www.ponderisd.net

Address

400 W Bailey St
Ponder, TX 76259-0278

Office phone number

(940) 479-8320

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Ponder Elementary School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 11. Students who started eighth grade in 2006 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.7 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 11.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

652

African American

11 (1.7%)

Ponder ISD: 1.8%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

3 (0.5%)

Ponder ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

1 (0.2%)

Ponder ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

208 (31.9%)

Ponder ISD: 26.4%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Ponder ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

406 (62.3%)

Ponder ISD: 68.5%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

23 (3.5%)

Ponder ISD: 2.1%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

1.7%

American Indian

0.5%

Asian

0.2%

Hispanic

31.9%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

62.3%

Two or more races

3.5%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

30.8 %

Ponder ISD: 29.2%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

42.9 %

Ponder ISD: 36.9%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

14.4 %

Ponder ISD: 9.4%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

30.8%

Econ. disadvantaged

42.9%

Limited Eng. proficiency

14.4%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2017-2018 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

14.4 %

Ponder ISD: 9.4%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

0 %

Ponder ISD: 29%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

5.8 %

Ponder ISD: 8.4%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

7.5 %

Ponder ISD: 7.5%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

14.4%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

5.8%

Special education

7.5%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system. In 2017-18, Texas gave school districts with more than one campus a letter grade from A to F. The state did not give grades to campuses and instead gave them ratings based on the previous system, such as "met standard" or "improvement required." Some districts did not receive ratings for a variety of reasons, including being impacted by Hurricane Harvey, being annexed by another district, or having compromised data.

Overall

Met standard

Ponder ISD: B

Student achievement

N/A

Ponder ISD: B

School progress

N/A

Ponder ISD: B

Closing the gaps

N/A

Ponder ISD: A

The overall grades are based on three categories: student achievement (how well students perform academically), school progress (how well students perform over time and compared to students in similar schools) and closing the gaps (how well schools are boosting performance for subgroups such as students with special needs).

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2018 Accountability Manual.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE).

Total teacher FTEs

46

African American

0 (0%)

Ponder ISD: 0%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

1 (2.2%)

Ponder ISD: 1%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Ponder ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

2 (4.4%)

Ponder ISD: 3.2%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Ponder ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

43 (93.5%)

Ponder ISD: 93.6%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Ponder ISD: 2.1%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

0 (0%)

Ponder ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

42 (91.3%)

Ponder ISD: 82.6%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

4 (8.7%)

Ponder ISD: 17.4%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Ponder ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2017-2018.

Students per teacher

14.2

Ponder ISD: 14.7

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2017-2018 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

14.2 years

Ponder ISD: 13.9 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$51,105

Ponder ISD: $52,426

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$40,794

Ponder ISD: $40,971

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$41,950

Ponder ISD: $43,651

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$44,500

Ponder ISD: $45,101

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$54,035

Ponder ISD: $53,800

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$58,073

Ponder ISD: $61,847

Statewide: $61,428

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