Ponderosa High School

School Info

Visit ProcedureGo To Top of Page

Visitors are not allowed during regularly scheduled school hours: 6:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Visitors with pre-arranged business on campus, including interviews, meetings and conferences, please check in at the Main Administration Office:
  1. Sign in as a Guest in the front office.
  2. Fill out visitor log, including location and type of meeting, and receive a visitor pass.
  3. Have a campus monitor accompany you to the location.
Prospective students interested in touring the campus should contact the AP office at extension 2211.

About PHSGo To Top of Page

Founded in 1963, Ponderosa High School is located on 38 acres in a semi-rural setting.

The oak tree-lined campus is one of eight high schools, (four comprehensive and four alternative schools) in the rapidly growing El Dorado Union High School District. Enrollment for grades 9-12 is projected at 1,898 students for the 2012-13 school year.

Ponderosa has earned a 6-year accreditation, through June 30, 2019, as a result of a review by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).  Ponderosa is home to several ROP programs, including the Agriculture Program for the District's comprehensive high schools. In 2001 and 2007, Ponderosa was also named a California Distinguished High School, and has exceeded the state API score of 800 required of all California schools.

For 20 consecutive years, Ponderosa has maintained first-place in the countywide Academic Decathlon.
For more information, please refer to our School Accountability Report Card.

Alma MaterGo To Top of Page

Far above the valley,
Neath the mighty oak and
pine of Ponderosa,
You'll hear us praise our alma mater,
Sounding from the hills and
through the valley,
Ponderosa, hail the green and
gray of Ponderosa, this,
our praise, we sing thee.

Hail.   All.   Hail.