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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Porter Early College High School is a public, magnet school located in Brownsville, TX. It has 1,985 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 78% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.
Address
3500 International Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78521
Telephone
(956) 548-7800
Website

Porter Early College High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
78%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
980
120 responses
Average ACT
21
28 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$34,255
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$644
National
$949
Median Home Value
$83,800
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 76 responses
Report
  • Basketball games, football games, fine arts events
    28%
  • Pep-rallies
    18%
  • Volleyball games
    14%
  • School Plays
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Tennis matches
    5%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,985
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,539
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.4%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,953/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
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I feel as if Porter Early College High School lacked many activities that many schools in the city had. Going to this school felt like big missed opportunities. There are a few teachers who feel like diamonds in the rough, but overall, the rest were very unsatisfactory. Our athletics are bad except maybe in soccer. Fine arts is overlooked by everyone unlike other schools. Our priorities reside in a football team that barely won one game. This school was a disappointment except for a few students who made my time here somewhat bearable. Overall, I would choose to attend another if I could redo my high school again.
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Porter is a great school, it has a little of everything and that's what makes it cool! I like how most of the teacher teach they actually put effort on teaching. The rules that they are are pretty simple its not that hard to follow them. But you know you always have those kids that they just dont. The food is one of the things that i dont like well just when they give the fruit salad thats the best! Other than that everything else is alright I wouldn't change anything at school well just the food.
Although Porter is not the greatest schools in our district, it offers many opportunities for the students. We have a variety of AP and Dual Enrollment classes, some of which I've taken throughout my four years. The majority of the teachers care about their students and want to see them become great individuals. The only bad thing about Porter is the drama. Just like any school, there's always gossip going around, and nothing really turns out to be true. I hope that in the next couple of years, administration steps up and tries to resolve that problem by communicating with the students. Overall, I enjoyed my time at Porter and would encourage many to get involved in the different clubs we have to offer.