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