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