155 Sixth Ave.
Portola, CA 96122
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Portola Junior/senior High School serves 291 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 18:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 291 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 50% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Portola Junior/senior High School's student population of 291 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 33% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
291 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
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School Rankings

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 0.55, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#4132 out of 9659 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
22:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
31%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
60%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.55
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

30-34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 55-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

What is the graduation rate of Portola Junior/senior High School?

The graduation rate of Portola Junior/senior High School is 90%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.

How many students attend Portola Junior/senior High School?

291 students attend Portola Junior/senior High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

60% of Portola Junior/senior High School students are White, 31% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Portola Junior/senior High School?

Portola Junior/senior High School has a student ration of 18:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Portola Junior/senior High School offer ?

Portola Junior/senior High School offers enrollment in grades 7-12

School Reviews

5   9/6/2010
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.
- Posted by Parent - gary2
2   5/12/2008
Terrible school for sports, art, music. Academics are fair at best. The good teachers all left. Facilities are downright dangerous.
- Posted by Parent - bldmb

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 291 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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