About This School
A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.
Portola Elementary School had an API growth score of 889 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Portola Elementary School's 2012 base score was 865 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Portola Elementary School had 22 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Portola Elementary School Reviews
My child attended Portola Elementary School for less than one year. I finally had to pull him out because he was one of many children being bullied on the playground. I was volunteering every day in order to keep an eye out for him; even that did not seem to deter the bullies. The saddest part is that the principal and the district did nothing about it. I asked for more adult eyes and ears on the playground; they told me that was an unreasonable request. I was very patient with the school in trying to resolve this matter. My child was bullied from October to March, when I finally decided to do homeschool instead.
I can honestly say that there are other children that i's happening to, but are not saying anything to their parents. Please ask your children daily; it is a serious problem, and Portola does not know how to handle it.