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  • Corte Madera
  • 4575 Alpine Rd., Portola Valley
  • Portola Valley Elementary
  • Grades: 4 - 8 · Students: 349
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Ormondale Elementary
  • 200 Shawnee Pass, Portola Valley
  • Portola Valley Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 3 · Students: 279
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1

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.

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%

Portola Valley, CA School Districts

Portola Valley Elementary School District

There are a total of 2 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Portola Valley. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Portola Valley, CA schools is 82%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Portola Valley, CA, an average of 96.6% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 96.3% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Portola Valley schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Portola Valley, CA schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

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%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Niskayuna, NY4,54861%23%
Gibraltar, MI4,54738%23%
Mullins, SC4,55335%28%
Madisonville, TX4,54673%48%
Cobleskill, NY4,55429%41%
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.
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