The goal of the staff at Ponderosa Elementary School is to assist each student in reaching his or her academic, social, physical and emotional potential. This goal can be reached when the school works in conjunction with parents to provide the best possible foundation. Together we can provide students with the tools which will allow them to accomplish their goals.
Ponderosa prides itself on the quality instruction it provides students. Ponderosa has an extremely talented and dedicated teaching staff. Our school -- working with the community, the PUSD board, district personnel, parents and staff -- is committed to educational excellence.
In addition to a rigorous academic program based on state standards, Ponderosa Elementary emphasizes the development of citizenship skills in conjunction with our Community of Kindness theme. We want students to be able to communicate effectively, work cooperatively, practice self-control, and be peaceful problem solvers. Our goal is to help students feel safe and happy, maximizing their ability to learn.
It is an honor to be able to be a part of your child's early development. We take this responsibility seriously and will do everything within our power to help your child reach his or her full potential.