Portola Valley school information

IndexPortola ValleyCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores82%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:120:116:1
Total public schools28,30879,221
Total private schools13,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1,0857,963
The Portola Valley, CA educational system consists of 2 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Portola Valley public schools have average test scores of 82% which is 115% higher than than the California average and 66% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Portola Valley public schools is 14:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 96.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 96.3% have completed high school, 78.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 23.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Portola Valley are 66% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 2 public schools in Portola Valley.
  • 96.6% of people in Portola Valley have completed 8th grade.
  • 96.3% of people in Portola Valley have completed high school.
  • 78.9% of people in Portola Valley have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Portola Valley

IndexPortola ValleyCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade96.6%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school96.3%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college87.5%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree81.0%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors78.9%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters49.4%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree23.7%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate14.0%1.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Portola Valley (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Hillsborough, CA11,31287%76%
Cupertino, CA60,29786%75%
Los Altos, CA30,23886%75%
Los Altos Hills, CA8,37685%72%
Palo Alto, CA66,64982%68%
Portola Valley, CA4,55082%66%

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Niskayuna, NY4,54861%23%
Gibraltar, MI4,54738%23%
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Portola Valley, CA4,55082%66%
Source: The Portola Valley, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.