#144 Middle School in CT and #37 in Fairfield County

Ponus Ridge Middle School

21 Hunters Lane, Norwalk, CT 06850

How Good is Ponus Ridge Middle School?

Report Card

C- Academic Results
C+ Learning Enviroment
B- School Safety
C Overall Grade

Ponus Ridge Middle School is located in Norwalk, Connecticut. Serving grades 6-8, the school has 692 students and a student–teacher ratio of 14 students per teacher.

This school performs slightly below average when compared to other Connecticut schools. Ponus Ridge Middle School received an overall grade of C from The School Review. When compared to other middle schools, the school ranks 144 for Connecticut and 37 in Fairfield County.

The school data used in our grading is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. These scores are combined to determine the overall grade. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.

Academics

A number of factors, including Connecticut standardized test scores, are used to find a school’s academics grade. Ponus Ridge Middle School earned a grade of C- for academics. For this measure, this school is slightly below average when compared to other middle schools in Connecticut.

Source: CT Standardized Tests
Academics Grade C-
Test Performance Poor
Algebra 1 Passed Good

Learning Enviroment

We use factors including chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications and others to evaluate the learning environment of a school. Ponus Ridge Middle School earned a grade of C+ for learning environment. For this measure, this school is slightly below average when compared to other middle schools in Connecticut.

Students : Teacher
14
CT Avg. 12
Uncertified Teachers
0%
CT Avg. 1%
New Teachers
N/A
CT Avg. 11%
Learning Enviroment Grade C+
Student–Teacher Ratio Very Good
Student Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Absenteeism Poor
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience N/A

Safety

Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to evaluate a school’s safety. Ponus Ridge Middle School received a grade of B- for safety. For this measure, this school is average when compared to other middle schools in Connecticut.

Safety Grade B-
In-School Suspensions Fair
Out-of-School Suspensions Very Good
Physical Altercations Fair

Demographics

Information about the student body at Ponus Ridge Middle School is included below. The demographics of a school are not used as an input when determining its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
16%
CT Avg. 13%
Free Lunch
51%
CT Avg. 27%
Econ. Disadvantaged
63%
CT Avg. 32%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 692
Minority Students 554
Diversity Index 49
Students with Disablities 104
Economically Disadvantaged 63%
Limited English Proficiency 11%
Gifted Students 13%

Compare Nearby Schools

A few of the closest middle schools to Ponus Ridge Middle School are included below. Grades for the schools are listed in the table. To find a complete list of local schools, visit the Norwalk, Connecticut schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 West Rocks Middle School C+ C B- B-
2 Side By Side Charter School B+ A- A- B-
3 Saxe Middle School A+ A+ A+ A+
4 Nathan Hale Middle School B- C A A-
5 Roton Middle School B B- A B+

Ponus Ridge Middle School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students attend Ponus Ridge Middle School? 692 students.
  • How good of a school is Ponus Ridge Middle School? The school received an overall grade of C, which means it is slightly below average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Ponus Ridge Middle School in? The school is located in Fairfield County.
  • How can I contact Ponus Ridge Middle School? The school's number is (203) 847-3557. You can visit their website at http://prms.norwalkps.org/.
  • Where is Ponus Ridge Middle School? 21 Hunters Lane, Norwalk, Connecticut 06850

How we rate schools?

We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
West Rocks Middle School
81 West Rocks Road Norwalk, CT 06851
Side By Side Charter School
10 Chestnut St Norwalk, CT 06854
Saxe Middle School
468 South Ave New Canaan, CT 06840
Nathan Hale Middle School
176 Strawberry Hill Avenue Norwalk, CT 06851
Roton Middle School
201 Highland Avenue Norwalk, CT 06854