Portola High School
- IRVINE, CA
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade A
- Diversitygrade A
- Teachersgrade A
- College Prepgrade A+
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade C+
- Health & Safetygrade A+
- Administrationgrade B+
- Sportsgrade A minus
- Foodgrade C+
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade C+
Portola High School is a top rated, public school located in IRVINE, CA. It has 1,895 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.
Portola High School Rankings
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Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
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- Cost of Livinggrade D+
- Good for Familiesgrade A
- Housinggrade C minus
Median Household Income
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
100%of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 11 responses
82%of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 11 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
- Football/Basketball Games5%
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
91%of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 11 responses
73%of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 11 responses
64%of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 11 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
82%of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 11 responses
100%of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 11 responses
82%of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 11 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$12,882 / year
100%of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 11 responses
64%of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 11 responses
82%of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 11 responses
Portola High School Reviews
Rating 4.35 out of 5 63 reviews
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This school is very clean, rigorous, and fun, and has good resources for its students. My sophomore year was a little difficult because I had some mental health issues towards the end of the year and some teachers weren't very understanding of that, but I love the variety of clubs and activities to get involved in, and the attempt at helping students expand their interests through dual enrollment and CTE courses. I wish there were more dual enrollment courses offered! I've had some great teachers and some teachers that forced students to learn material by themselves (they were pretty inexperienced - which is expected with a newer school). I love the history department, the open air walkways and the variety of clubs here. Some cons are that the locker rooms smell disgusting, the cafeteria food is bad, and that there isn't much school spirit. Overall, I've had a decent experience here and hope that it improves my junior year!
Portola High School is very clean and new, most students are very hardworking, and many programs offer amazing opportunities. Since our school is very new, it's fun to build the program, which allows us to have more chances to try out. As a performing arts student, I am so grateful that I have so many amazing opportunities from choir, dance, and musical theater. Many teachers are very welcoming and nice, and I love our counselors! This school is quite competitive, but that also encourages many students to put themselves out of their comfort zone to try out and explore for more things.
I am very much enjoying my high school experience in Portola High School so far as they offer a variety of class choices and programs that you can join, as well as general fun activities such as football games. The staff is all great and truly strive to make the best learning environment possible and help the students out as much as they can. The amount of diversity in this school, in my opinion, is also amazing as you can meet people from various different ethnicities and backgrounds. Overall, I really enjoy everything that this school has to offer, yet the only thing I would change is the amount of dependency. Although this is a great school, I feel that the way in which lessons are taught and given are so that a student feels dependant as all of the resources are given to the student without them being able to do most of the research themselves to give them that independancy towards college readiness. Thank you Portola! Go Bulldogs!