Portola Junior/senior High School

  • Portola Junior/senior High School serves 262 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Portola Junior/senior High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77%.

Top Placements

Portola Junior/senior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

  • Portola Junior/senior High School's student population of 262 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 13 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students262 students
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Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Portola Junior/senior High School is ranked within the top 50% 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 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Portola Junior/senior High School is 0.49, which is less 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#3549 out of 9602 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
12%
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Hispanic
30%
54%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
65%
23%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.490.64
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Graduation Rate60-79%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePlumas Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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I read the previous and only review and I can't say I agree with it. My daughter went there and my son is presently in eighth grade. ( Middle school and high school share the same facility. ) Academically ..... I have met teachers who teach there and know a few personally and I believe them to be conscientious and adept. The facilities leave a bit to be desired but in order of importance I think having quality teachers far outweighs the facilities. My son seems to be thriving in the music dept. and Mr. Klivanes seems to be enthusiastic and qualified in his position. I'm glad my son attends this school and am thankful for the vast majority of the teachers he has had.
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Terrible school for sports, art, music. Academics are fair at best. The good teachers all left. Facilities are downright dangerous.
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