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Ponder High School

347 students in grades 9 ‐ 12

Rated: Met Standard

Ponder High School is an predominantly white school with 347 students. Students perform at the state average in passing TAKS scores. A majority of students are prepared for college in both English Language Arts and Math.

Teachers have more experience than the state average and are paid more than the state average.

The school spends $6,054 per student for academic programs and $8,946 per student for all school functions.

Ponder High School is located in Congressional District 26, State Board of Education District 14 represented by Sue Melton, Texas House District 63 represented by Tan Parker and Texas Senate District 12 represented by Jane Nelson.


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Average number of students per class


Rate of students who dropped out

Rate of students who completed school

Number of days students were present divided by number of days students were enrolled

Percent of graduating students completing the requirements of a given graduation plan

College Readiness

Percent of graduating students who take advanced courses

Mean ACT score for all students who took the test

Mean SAT score (math and critical reading) for all students who took the test

Percent of graduating students who meet college-ready criteria on TAKS, SAT or ACT

Percent of high school seniors who graduate by ethnicity

Percent of high school seniors who graduate, receive a GED, or continue high school by ethnicity


Percent of teachers by years of experience in the field

Average years of experience in district and career

Average teacher salary by seniority (salary/percent of teachers)

Teachers by ethnicity and gender (percent/number of teachers)

Percent of staff by role


Spending per student by program

Spending per student by school function in dollars


These campuses are identified as peers for Ponder High School by the comptroller's FAST report based on factors – like "regional wages, district size and student characteristics" – that affect the cost of education.

Name Enrollment Accountability Rating City
Alvord High School 226 Met Standard Alvord
A Maceo Smith High School 863 Met Standard Dallas
Aubrey High School 482 Met Standard Aubrey
Bellville High School 674 Met Standard Bellville
Boles High School 174 Met Standard Quinlan
Carnegie Vanguard High School M 426 Met Standard Houston
Celeste High School 159 Met Standard Celeste
Challenge Early College High School 440 Met Standard Houston
Chico High School 182 Met Standard Chico
Cleveland High School 821 Met Standard Cleveland
Community High School 471 Met Standard Nevada
Connally High School 655 Met Standard Waco
Early College High School 213 Met Standard Dallas
East Early College High School 416 Met Standard Houston
Edcouch-Elsa High School 1,415 Met Standard Edcouch
Edna High School 416 Met Standard Edna
Ferris High School 643 Met Standard Ferris
Grandview High School 346 Met Standard Grandview
Hearne High School 294 Met Standard Hearne
Justin F Kimball High School 1,331 Met Standard Dallas
Lorena High School 464 Met Standard Lorena
Lytle High School 491 Met Standard Lytle
Northbrook High School 1,888 Met Standard Houston
North Crowley High School 9th Grade Campus 640 Met Standard Fort Worth
Paradise High School 312 Met Standard Paradise
Port Isabel High School 649 Met Standard Port Isabel
Poteet High School 491 Met Standard Poteet
Rio Vista High School 245 Met Standard Rio Vista
San Elizario High School 1,066 Met Standard San Elizario
Sealy High School 752 Met Standard Sealy
South Hills High School 1,332 Met Standard Fort Worth
Waskom High School 238 Met Standard Waskom
Weatherford High School Ninth Grade Center 578 Met Standard Weatherford
West High School 467 Not Rated West
Wolfe City High School 178 Met Standard Wolfe City