Portola Junior/senior High School
Portola Junior/senior High School serves 262 students in grades 7-12.
Portola Junior/senior High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).
Portola Junior/senior High School's student population of 262 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 13 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Portola Junior/senior High School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Portola Junior/senior High School is 0.51, 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 Data
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#4132 out of 9659 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education
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.
Terrible school for sports, art, music. Academics are fair at best. The good teachers all left. Facilities are downright dangerous.
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