Accountability rating (2018-2019)

C

Ponder ISD: B

Total students

743

Avg. teacher experience

12.7 years

Ponder ISD: 13.6 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Ponder ISD: 96.3%

Statewide: 90%

Ponder Elementary School is an elementary school in Ponder, TX, in the Ponder ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 743 students. 33.4% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 15.7% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

The school received an accountability rating of C for the previous school year. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $51,735, which is $5,356 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 12.7 years of experience.

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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 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 24.1 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 11.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

743

African American

12 (1.6%)

Ponder ISD: 2.3%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

3 (0.4%)

Ponder ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

1 (0.1%)

Ponder ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

242 (32.6%)

Ponder ISD: 28.8%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

1 (0.1%)

Ponder ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

458 (61.6%)

Ponder ISD: 65.1%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

26 (3.5%)

Ponder ISD: 2.3%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

1.6%

American Indian

0.4%

Asian

0.1%

Hispanic

32.6%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

61.6%

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

33.4 %

Ponder ISD: 32.4%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

42.4 %

Ponder ISD: 39.2%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

15.9 %

Ponder ISD: 11.2%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

33.4%

Econ. disadvantaged

42.4%

Limited Eng. proficiency

15.9%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2019-2020 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

15.7 %

Ponder ISD: 11%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

0 %

Ponder ISD: 35.5%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

4.8 %

Ponder ISD: 7.4%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

10.4 %

Ponder ISD: 10%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

15.7%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

4.8%

Special education

10.4%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year. All Texas public school districts and campuses received the label “Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster.” Our schools explorer shows the accountability ratings from the 2018-2019 school year.

Overall

C

Ponder ISD: B

Student achievement

C

Ponder ISD: B

School progress

C

Ponder ISD: B

Closing the gaps

C

Ponder ISD: B

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 2020 Accountability Manual.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2019-2020 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

48.2

African American

0 (0%)

Ponder ISD: 0%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

1 (2.1%)

Ponder ISD: 1%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Ponder ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

3 (6.2%)

Ponder ISD: 5.8%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Ponder ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

44.2 (91.7%)

Ponder ISD: 90.4%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Ponder ISD: 2.9%

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: 1.3%

Bachelor's

41.2 (85.5%)

Ponder ISD: 78.5%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

7 (14.5%)

Ponder ISD: 21.5%

Statewide: 24.5%

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 2019-2020.

Students per teacher

15.4

Ponder ISD: 15.2

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2019-2020 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

12.7 years

Ponder ISD: 13.6 years

Statewide: 11.1 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

$51,735

Ponder ISD: $54,704

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$42,183

Ponder ISD: $45,545

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$44,560

Ponder ISD: $45,468

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$47,250

Ponder ISD: $49,004

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$54,850

Ponder ISD: $56,963

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$61,493

Ponder ISD: $64,637

Statewide: $65,449

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