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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Porterville High School is a public school located in Porterville, CA. It has 1,980 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
Address
465 W Olive Ave
Porterville, CA 93257
Telephone
(559) 782-7210
Website
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Porterville High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1010
223 responses
Average ACT
21
100 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
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$39,909
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$865
National
$949
Median Home Value
$163,100
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
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 125 responses
Report
  • Sport events
    23%
  • Rallies
    18%
  • Dress Up Days
    14%
  • 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
1,980
Free or Reduced Lunch
76%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$86,004
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.4%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.57 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.57 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 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
$11,231/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.58 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.58 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.58 responses
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Attending Porterville High School has been a great experience! There are different clubs to join; Red Cross, Drama, etc.. There are also pathways you can take like PAB, AERO and PAHS that can help you seek into a career your interested in. The teachers here are helpful and kind.
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At Porterville high school the teachers are very friendly and always helpful.For example, my pathway teachers allowed me to use them as references for my resume. Another example would be how my teachers always try to take the time out of their day to help me make up work and make sure I understand what we are learning in class. Starting junior year my pathway teachers and counselor help us pathway students filling out and finding scholarships that we would like to apply for. They also help us figure out what we want to do when we grow up and find the right college for us.
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.