Porta High School

  • Porta High School serves 487 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 22% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 30% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Porta High School's student population of 487 students has grown by 40% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 44% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students487 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Porta High School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Porta High School is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#2466 out of 3,544 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:116:1
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
n/a
26%
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Black
n/a
17%
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White
97%
49%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Porta High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.060.32
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Graduation Rate85-89%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePorta CUSD 202 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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    (217)632-7781
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    7.9 miles
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    (217)968-2295
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  • Athens Athens Junior High School Magnet School
    Grades: 7-8 | 171 students
    8.5 miles
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  • Athens Athens Senior High School Magnet School
    Grades: 9-12 | 289 students
    8.5 miles
    501 Warrior Way
    Athens, IL 62613
    (217)636-8314
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