18720 Linnet St.
Tarzana, CA 91356
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Gaspar De Portola Middle School serves 1,847 students in grades 6-8.
Gaspar De Portola Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 52% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Gaspar De Portola Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Gaspar De Portola Middle School's student population of 1,847 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 69 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,847 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
69 teachers
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School Rankings

Gaspar De Portola Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Gaspar De Portola Middle School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2327 out of 9659 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
27:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
12%
12%
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Hispanic
34%
54%
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Black
6%
5%
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White
45%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5  
This school is a good school but it doesn't treat people fairly, everything goes to the magnet kids... Even for the accelerated kids (including me) we haven't went to any field trips in 2 years at all and they went on 2 for the past 2 years like always they get all the attention like always, and I think that's really unfair to us.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 1,847 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 27:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.67 (Top 20%)

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