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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Portales High School is an above average, public school located in Portales, NM. It has 770 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 11% of students are at least proficient in math and 34% in reading.
Address
201 South Knoxville Ave
Portales, NM 88130
Telephone
(505) 356-7000
Website

Portales High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
34%
Percent Proficient - Math
11%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1040
5 responses
Average ACT
24
53 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$31,152
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$739
National
$949
Median Home Value
$116,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
68%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
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  • Maypole
    37%
  • Prom
    33%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Pep rallies
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
770
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,817
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,766/ year
National
$12,239
48%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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Portales High School Reviews

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Portales High School is a wonderful school to attend. The high school staff provides academic knowledge to prepare students for the real world. In the years that I have attended Portales High School, I have met many friendly and supportive people including the teachers, students, and administration. My favorite thing about Portales High School is the wide variety of extracurricular activities such as sports and clubs. I also love how open-armed the staff is to help students apply for colleges, scholarships, and even help students choose a career choice that suits their needs. I would not change a single thing about the school.
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The portales high school is a pretty good school and it's cool the teachers are there to help you out with your work, it has a good schedule with education it's pretty good and friendly students and it also helps you out with some financial aid and you can study college classes to gain credits and those classes are free but very hard but they're still free and well for food it's not good but the school is pretty good.
The counselor's and teachers do everything they can to push you while trying to help you succeed. If any student needs extra help almost any teacher will stay during lunch or come early or stay after school to make sure the student gets what they need. The counselors make sure that students are taking college classes if they are ready and are very personable. The sports teams are successful and the students work hard at what they do. The coaches make sure to push the student athletes to make sure they're prepared for the season while teaching them life lessons and equipping them for the field/court and life outside of sports.