PROFICIENCY 31% 19% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
26%Porterville Unified

Porterville High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Porterville Unified" in Porterville, CA. There are a total of 1,953 students and 75 teachers at Porterville High, for a student to teacher ratio of 26 to 1. There are a total of 1,313 free lunch students and 65 reduced lunch students.

Porterville High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 31.0%, which is 19% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio26:1
Free lunch1313
Reduced lunch65


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment225
Taking some courses194
Taking some courses (not tests)28
Passing some courses126
Passing no courses66

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Porterville High, there are a total of 225 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 194 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School16%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School46%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Porterville High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 18.3% 17.7% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 0.4% 0.5% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 1.8% 3.2% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 74.4% 74.7% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 3.7% 2.0% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.3% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.3% 1.5% 3.1% 3.1%

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Santa Fe Elementary51%1.0Porterville, CA
Roche Elementary16%1.1Porterville, CA
West Putnam Elementary17%1.2Porterville, CA
Burton Horizon Academy17%1.2Porterville, CA
Pioneer Middle School22%1.5Porterville, CA
Vandalia Elementary12%1.5Porterville, CA
Monte Vista Elementary19%1.5Porterville, CA
Monache High40%1.8Porterville, CA

Porterville demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)3,15923291
Median age29.136.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%52%55%
Speak English45%56%79%
Speak Spanish51%29%13%

Education level achieved in Porterville

Completed 8th grade67.9%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school63.1%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college39.4%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree17.4%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors10.3%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters3.6%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.6%1.3%
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