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Ponus Ridge Middle School
is a middle school in the West Norwalk
West Norwalk is a residential neighborhood in the city of Norwalk, Connecticut inthe Connecticut Panhandle region of Fairfield County. It lies in the western central part of the city.- Geography :...
section of Norwalk, Connecticut
Norwalk is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of the city is 85,603, making Norwalk sixth in population in Connecticut, and third in Fairfield County...
, USA. It feeds into Brien McMahon High School
Brien McMahon High School is a secondary school located in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA. It is named after Brien McMahon, a former United States Senator from Norwalk. The school's mascot is a Senator with the school colors being red, white, and blue. The school's first senior class graduated in 1962...
The middle school contains 6 "teams" (teams of 5 teachers, of which approximately 100 students belong to each one), two in each grade. They are:
- 6th grade:
- 7th grade
- 8th grade:
The school's students actively participate in the National Geography Bee, with a 7th grade Social Studies teacher as the organizer. Ponus Ridge won the Connecticut Vanguard status in the school year of 2006-2007.
There is a high level of competition between teams on the same grade.
The school has a and also has two official newspapers, the Ponus Press and the Ponus Connection.
Family and Consumer Science, Band, Orchestra, Music, Chorus, General Music, Technology Education, Computers, Art, & Japanese are offered.