PROFICIENCY 84% 121% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
82%Portola Valley Elementary
82%Portola Valley

Corte Madera is a school servicing grades 4 to 8 and is located in the district of "Portola Valley Elementary" in Portola Valley, CA. There are a total of 349 students and 25 teachers at Corte Madera, for a student to teacher ratio of 14 to 1. There are a total of 15 free lunch students and 12 reduced lunch students.

Corte Madera has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 84.0%, which is 121% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio14:1
Free lunch15
Reduced lunch12


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

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 Corte Madera, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

8>= 90%
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

8>= 90%
High Schooln/a

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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Corte Madera race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 77.4% 77.4% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 0.8% 0.8% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 8.6% 8.6% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 8.6% 8.6% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 3.9% 3.9% 3.1% 3.1%

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Portola Valley demographics profile

StatisticPortola ValleyCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)50023291
Median age55.036.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)74%52%55%
Speak English85%56%79%
Speak Spanish2%29%13%

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%
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Source: The Corte Madera data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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