Gaspar De Portola Middle School

  • Gaspar De Portola Middle School serves 1,893 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 49% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 56% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 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 76%.

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School Overview

  • Gaspar De Portola Middle School's student population of 1,893 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 71 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,893 students
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Total Classroom Teachers71 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Gaspar De Portola Middle 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 0.66, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#2338 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Gaspar De Portola Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
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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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Gaspar De Portola Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.660.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Gaspar De Portola Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (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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