Skip to Main Content
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Portola High School is a highly rated, public school located in Irvine, CA. It has 863 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1.

Portola High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1390
102 responses
Average ACT
33
39 responses
AP Enrollment

Homes for Sale

realtor.com®
Note: School map boundaries may have changed for the current school year so please contact your school district to verify school assignment for your child.
Do You Work at Portola High School? Claim Your School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$114,688
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,194
National
$949
Median Home Value
$668,800
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    38%
  • Pep rallies
    25%
  • Spirit Week
    25%
  • Dances
    13%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
863
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,621
Teachers in First/Second Year
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$13,980/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses

Portola High School Reviews

30 reviews
All Categories
Portola High School is a new school with excellent new facilities and a beautiful campus. While the facilities are above average, the school is still creating a foundation for school culture. Administration has come up with some strange ideas in attempts to create school traditions. The majority of teachers are also quite young and haven't been teaching for very long. Some school rules that are enforced restrict student's freedom to express themselves the same way as other high school students do. However, there are many great teachers who have definitely made my stay at Portola amazing. Go bulldogs!
Start Your Review of Portola High School
Rate It!
The state of the art facilities and technology of Portola is engaging for the students. The inspiring teachers and compassionate teachers make it a fun-loving environment for the students to learn in. Most importantly, I love the voice students have because of the way the school is designed to make students feel empowered, allowing us to exercise our fundamental American rights. However, being a new school it still has a lot of room for growth. I think its necessary for the administration as well as the students to step up and implement a spirited school culture where students . Although I can say it has gotten far better from freshmen year, I still loare actively taking pride in their own school. look forward to seeing spirited traditions being passed on year after year!
Being a new school, Portola High school boasts very clean facilities and up-to-date technology (including Chromebooks that are handed out to students for free - unless broken). The school is a diverse hub and is a particularly academic and artistic campus. The staff and ASB are trying to promote school spirit on and off-campus, but they are unable to engage a lot of students. Our school's administration is okay. We have great teachers for the most part, but some members of the counseling team are uninterested in their students and only do the bare minimum of what their job requires. Our clubs and activities are still new, so there is a lot of trial-and-error happening on campus which is good and bad for students. Overall, Portola High School is not a bad school, especially for a new, "guinea pig" kind of school.