Gaspar De Portola Middle School

  • Gaspar De Portola Middle School serves 1,847 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • 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 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.

Top Placements

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

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 6% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,847 students
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Total Classroom Teachers69 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Gaspar De Portola Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Gaspar De Portola Middle School is 0.65, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#2574 out of 9602 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
12%
11%
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Hispanic
35%
54%
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Black
6%
6%
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White
45%
24%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.650.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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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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