Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Ponder ISD: B

Total students

383

Avg. teacher experience

13.2 years

Ponder ISD: 13.6 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Ponder ISD: 96.3%

Statewide: 90%

Ponder Junior High is a middle school or junior high school in Ponder, TX, in the Ponder ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 383 students. 34.7% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 7.8% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

The school received an accountability rating of B 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 $54,663, which is $2,428 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 13.2 years of experience.

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Contact information

Address

400 W Bailey
Ponder, TX 76259

Office phone number

(940) 479-8220

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Ponder Junior High 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

383

African American

13 (3.4%)

Ponder ISD: 2.3%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

3 (0.8%)

Ponder ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

3 (0.8%)

Ponder ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

110 (28.7%)

Ponder ISD: 28.8%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

2 (0.5%)

Ponder ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

244 (63.7%)

Ponder ISD: 65.1%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

8 (2.1%)

Ponder ISD: 2.3%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

3.4%

American Indian

0.8%

Asian

0.8%

Hispanic

28.7%

Pacific Islander

0.5%

White

63.7%

Two or more races

2.1%

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

34.7 %

Ponder ISD: 32.4%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

39.7 %

Ponder ISD: 39.2%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

8.1 %

Ponder ISD: 11.2%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

34.7%

Econ. disadvantaged

39.7%

Limited Eng. proficiency

8.1%

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

7.8 %

Ponder ISD: 11%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

33.2 %

Ponder ISD: 35.5%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

10.4 %

Ponder ISD: 7.4%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

7.8 %

Ponder ISD: 10%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

7.8%

Career and technical

33.2%

Gifted and talented

10.4%

Special education

7.8%

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

B

Ponder ISD: B

Student achievement

B

Ponder ISD: B

School progress

B

Ponder ISD: B

Closing the gaps

B

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

24.1

African American

0 (0%)

Ponder ISD: 0%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Ponder ISD: 1%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Ponder ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

0.8 (3.2%)

Ponder ISD: 5.8%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Ponder ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

22.2 (92.2%)

Ponder ISD: 90.4%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

1.1 (4.7%)

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

18.5 (76.8%)

Ponder ISD: 78.5%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

5.6 (23.2%)

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

15.9

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

13.2 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

$54,663

Ponder ISD: $54,704

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$50,304

Ponder ISD: $45,545

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$46,586

Ponder ISD: $45,468

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$51,091

Ponder ISD: $49,004

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$57,056

Ponder ISD: $56,963

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$67,694

Ponder ISD: $64,637

Statewide: $65,449

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