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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Porterville High School is a public school located in Porterville, CA. It has 1,932 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Address
465 W. Olive Ave.
Porterville, CA 93257
Telephone
(559) 782-7210
Website

Porterville High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1010
176 responses
Average ACT
22
75 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$39,763
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$823
National
$949
Median Home Value
$157,900
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.35 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 124 responses
Report
  • Sport events
    23%
  • Rallies
    18%
  • Dress Up Days
    15%
  • Dances
    11%
  • Clubs
    9%
  • Community Service
    8%
  • Internships and Clinicals
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,932
Free or Reduced Lunch
72%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,098
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.4%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,194/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.57 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.57 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.57 responses
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Porterville High School is the oldest of three high schools in the small town of Porterville. Like any school, it has teachers that are absolutely amazing and some of the best that I have had, and some that are not the best to say the least. However, overall PHS has a great staff and great academy programs. There is PAB, the business academy, PAH, the health academy, and AERO, which stands for Alternative Energy Resource Occupations. I was in the AERO academy during my time at PHS and it is what makes the school unique. PHS was the first school in California to have a program that teaches its students about alternative energy and a wide array of skills from designing using computer software to installing solar panels.
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Porterville high school has very good teachers. Something I appreciated was that each teacher is a little different in there teaching which I find helpful because it increased my learning in each curriculum. However, I wish they would provide more opportunities for the students that struggle with choosing a career path. The pathways the school has are great, but if they implemented programs that could help students discover their passions, the school can be even better than it is already. Over all, my experience at Porterville High School was a good one.
My four years of attending Porterville High School have been interesting. Throughout these years I have received a lot of help from family, friends, and the staff when it comes to being prepared for college. AVID has also been a big help because it is a college prep class and helps me stay on track with my classes and grades. Something I would change about this high school is the students involvement when it comes to school spirit. For example, at the home games there should be more students dressed in out school colors and ready to cheer and support the schools team.