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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Porterville High School is an above average, public school located in Porterville, CA. It has 1,931 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 26% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.

Porterville High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1010
253 responses
Average ACT
21
105 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$41,246
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$884
National
$949
Median Home Value
$165,100
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
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.41 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.41 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 144 responses
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  • Sport events
    22%
  • Rallies
    18%
  • Dress Up Days
    15%
  • Dances
    10%
  • Clubs
    9%
  • Community Service
    8%
  • Internships and Clinicals
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,931
Free or Reduced Lunch
70%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$91,072
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.4%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.62 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.62 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.62 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,424/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.63 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.63 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.63 responses
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I’ve been a student at Porterville High School for the last 4 years. I’ve liked how teachers are caring and put effort and time to help those kids who struggle. They are willing to give up their lunch breaks and stay time after school to help their students succeed. I’ve also liked how they have a student store ran by students it’s a great benefit since it gives students the opportunity to buy nutritions snacks and for low prices. They’re boys and girls basketball along with their swimming team have won back to back EYL titles. They have a variety of clubs so if you aren’t into sports, clubs are also an option. I’d like to change the online learning method since due to COVID-19 we can’t go back. Overall, Porterville High School is a great place to learn and succeed.
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As an incoming senior, I am glad to say that Porterville High School has made a huge impact on me. Not only are the staff and extracurricular activities amazing, the school over all is welcoming and has tons of school pride and spirit. As an incoming freshman, every student is welcomed into the panther family, and makes so many new friends. I enjoyed playing sports and gaining close connections with each and every teammate throughout the past 3 years. Porterville High School has become my second home, by spending more hours on the campus then at my house, as well as gaining such close bonds with my teachers, friends, and coaches.
This campus has a very friendly environment. Diversity also plays a great roll in this school. Teachers and staff members are helpful and are great roll models to us students. I absolutely enjoyed the four years of being a Porterville High School student. Unfortunately because of Covid-19 my senior year was very brief. Although teachers have had it tough also with the drastic change from teaching in class to online, they have not made it less important for us senior students to prioritize our college learning and preparing us for our near future.