Portola Valley Elementary School District

4575 Alpine Rd.
Portola Valley, CA 94028-8040
(District boundaries shown in map)
10/
10
Top 5%

Top Rankings

Portola Valley Elementary School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 2 public schools serving 476 students in Portola Valley Elementary School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 5% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Portola Valley Elementary School District have an average math proficiency score of 78% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 81% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
2 Schools
10,375 Schools
# Students
476 Students
5,876,295 Students
# Teachers
36 Teachers
267,757 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Portola Valley Elementary School District, which is ranked #28 of all 1,167 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
#31 out of 1200 school districts
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Portola Valley Elementary  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
79%
34%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Portola Valley Elementary  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
81%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Portola Valley Elementary  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.53
0.63
# American Indian Students
1 Student
27,207 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
33 Students
696,628 Students
% Asian Students
7%
12%
# Hispanic Students
53 Students
3,281,568 Students
% Hispanic Students
11%
56%
# Black Students
4 Students
296,694 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
317 Students
1,235,074 Students
% White Students
67%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
24,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
66 Students
309,952 Students
% of Two or more races Students
14%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
68
469,461
# Students in 1st Grade:
44
408,174
# Students in 2nd Grade:
54
421,021
# Students in 3rd Grade:
55
426,338
# Students in 4th Grade:
54
432,663
# Students in 5th Grade:
50
440,560
# Students in 6th Grade:
56
440,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
50
434,863
# Students in 8th Grade:
45
455,685
# Students in 9th Grade:
-
484,040
# Students in 10th Grade:
-
494,745
# Students in 11th Grade:
-
478,449
# Students in 12th Grade:
-
489,789
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $51,050 is higher than the state median of $19,806. The school district revenue/student has grown by 40% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $37,239 is higher than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$24 MM
$116,387 MM
This chart display total revenue of Portola Valley Elementary  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$18 MM
$107,188 MM
This chart display total spending of Portola Valley Elementary  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$51,050
$19,806
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Portola Valley Elementary  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$37,239
$18,241
This chart display average spending per public school student in Portola Valley Elementary  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Portola Valley Elementary School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Corte Madera
(Math: 79% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4575 Alpine Rd.
Portola Valley, CA 94028
(650) 851-1777
Grades: 4-8
| 255 students
Rank: #22.
Ormondale Elementary School
(Math: 70-79% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
200 Shawnee Pass
Portola Valley, CA 94028
(650) 851-1777
Grades: K-3
| 221 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Portola Valley Elementary School District?
Portola Valley Elementary School District manages 2 public schools serving 476 students.
What is the rank of Portola Valley Elementary School District?
Portola Valley Elementary School District is ranked #28 out of 1,167 school districts in California (top 5%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of California school districts for: Highest overall rank (Top 5%), Highest math proficiency (Top 5%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%) and Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Portola Valley Elementary School District?
67% of Portola Valley Elementary School District students are White, 14% of students are Two or more races, 11% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Portola Valley Elementary School District?
Portola Valley Elementary School District has a student/teacher ratio of 13:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.
What is Portola Valley Elementary School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $37,239 is higher than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has grown by 9% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 2 schools
  • Grades: KG-08
  • Enrollment: 476 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • : Top 5% in CA
  • : 79% (Top 5%)
  • : 81% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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