Portola Elementary School

6700 Eagle St,

Ventura, CA, 93003-6255

Tel: (805)289-1734
Grades: KG-5

616 students

Portola Elementary School serves 616 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.
Portola Elementary School operates within the Ventura Unified School District.

Overview

The student population of 616 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2005)
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 616 students
Portola Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Portola Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Portola Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1 22:1
Portola Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
6%
11%
Portola Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
53%
52%
Portola Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
1%
7%
Portola Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
33%
26%
Portola Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Portola Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Portola Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.61 0.64
Portola Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
10%
Portola Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2011)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
n/a
Portola Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 17,415 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Ventura Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
29
4
Number of Students Managed 17,415 1,577
Ventura Unified School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $168 MM $19 MM
Ventura Unified School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $165 MM $18 MM
Ventura Unified School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,644 $11,099
Ventura Unified School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,490 $10,975
Ventura Unified School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Buena Vista High School (1.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Balboa Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mound Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Ventura Mound Elementary School
    Magnet School
    455 South Hill Rd
    Ventura , CA , 93003
    (805)289-1886
    Magnet School
    0.6  mi  |  579  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Ventura Montalvo Elementary School
    2050 Grand Ave
    Ventura , CA , 93003
    (805)289-1872
    0.7  mi  |  431  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Ventura Balboa Middle School
    247 Hill Rd
    Ventura , CA , 93003
    (805)289-1800
    0.8  mi  |  1271  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Ventura Ventura Adult Education
    5200 Valentine Rd
    Ventura , CA , 93003
    (805)289-7925
    1.1  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  n/a
  • Ventura Buena Vista High School
    Alternative School
    5670 Telegraph Rd
    Ventura , CA , 93003
    (805)289-1825
    Alternative School
    1.2  mi  |  16  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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