Granite Hills High

Summary:

Granite Hills High is a public high school in Porterville, California, serving 1,242 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Porterville Unified School District, which has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Granite Hills High stands out for its strong academic performance, particularly among Hispanic and English Language Learner students. The school outperforms the district and state averages in English Language Arts and Mathematics proficiency. Granite Hills also maintains a high four-year graduation rate, ranging from 90.5% to 92.9% over the past five years. However, the school faces challenges with a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 14.2% in 2018-2019 to 24.0% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the state average.

Compared to nearby schools, Granite Hills High generally performs better than other schools in the Porterville Unified School District, such as Citrus High and Strathmore High. However, the school's academic performance pales in comparison to the exceptional results of Harmony Magnet Academy, a public charter school within the same district. Additionally, Granite Hills High faces socioeconomic challenges, with 91.71% of its students receiving free or reduced-price lunch.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1701 East Putnam Ave.
       Porterville, CA  93257-8000


(559) 782-7075

District: Porterville Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
771st of 2,348 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,853 Help


Feeder schools for Granite Hills High:

Elementary:    Belleview Elementary
    John J. Doyle Elementary
    Los Robles Elementary
    Monte Vista Elementary
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Middle:    Bartlett Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  21.7 Help
Number of students:  1,242

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
88.1%
White:
7.8%
Asian:
1.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  91.7% Help


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Compare Details Granite Hills High ranks better than 67.2% of high schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 6 ranked high schools in the Porterville Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.49. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Granite Hills High freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (88.1%), White (7.8%), Asian (1.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 91.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Granite Hills High is 21.7. 3 high schools in the Porterville Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Granite Hills High is $6,853. 4 high schools in the Porterville Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Granite Hills High:

SchoolDigger ranks Granite Hills High 771st of 2348 California public high schools. (See Granite Hills High in the ranking list.)

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Porterville Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Porterville Unified 901st of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Granite Hills High

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Rank History for all students at Granite Hills High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 47.44 545th 1653 67.0%
2005 47.91 634th 1901 66.6%
2006 46.94 693rd 1968 64.8%
2007 47.31 718th 2063 65.2%
2008 45.90 769th 2117 63.7%
2009 36.93 1122nd 2238 49.9%
2010 45.39 883rd 2281 61.3%
2011 34.93 1178th 2367 50.2%
2012 45.54 893rd 2354 62.1%
2013 50.12 785th 2426 67.6%
2015 37.38 1220th 1994 38.8%
2016 37.28 1231st 2039 39.6%
2017 38.80 1260th 2021 37.7%
2018 43.15 1163rd 2017 42.3%
2019 40.61 1196th 2133 43.9%
2021 40.49 755th 1290 41.5%
2022 47.69 979th 2123 53.9%
2023 54.49 771st 2348 67.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Granite Hills High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.27 509th 938 45.7%
2019 41.32 430th 941 54.3%
2021 43.26 227th 467 51.4%
2022 71.80 97th 1044 90.7%
2023 55.89 186th 1323 85.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Granite Hills High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 54.24 399th 1547 74.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Granite Hills High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.25 1049th 1862 43.7%
2019 49.50 940th 1937 51.5%
2021 45.48 611th 1126 45.7%
2022 57.15 696th 1943 64.2%
2023 64.57 531st 2247 76.4%
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Rank History for Migrant students at Granite Hills High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 74.67 10th 89 88.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Granite Hills High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.90 1097th 1760 37.7%
2019 35.47 1163rd 1833 36.6%
2021 34.67 708th 1054 32.8%
2022 42.88 981st 1858 47.2%
2023 51.30 796th 2118 62.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Granite Hills High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.73 970th 1052 7.8%
2019 36.12 618th 1117 44.7%
2021 20.65 505th 555 9.0%
2022 46.72 460th 1161 60.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Granite Hills High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.93 1103rd 1834 39.9%
2019 40.99 1065th 1880 43.4%
2021 37.86 688th 1122 38.7%
2022 48.56 855th 1916 55.4%
2023 54.30 720th 2207 67.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Granite Hills High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.49 923rd 1742 47.0%
2019 49.15 898th 1814 50.5%
2022 59.73 621st 1861 66.6%
2023 64.03 532nd 2142 75.2%
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Rank History for White students at Granite Hills High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.85 827th 1173 29.5%
2019 25.89 929th 1222 24.0%
2022 22.23 950th 1204 21.1%
2023 50.63 594th 1434 58.6%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Granite Hills High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 231 9 28 359 15 n/a n/a 1 643
2001 350 16 49 526 27 n/a n/a 1 969
2002 466 25 80 768 18 n/a n/a 9 1366
2003 466 25 80 768 18 n/a n/a 9 1366
2004 446 19 72 788 23 n/a n/a 1 1349
2005 434 6 47 854 9 n/a n/a 113 1463
2006 402 9 43 881 18 n/a n/a 126 1479
2007 336 12 46 855 13 n/a n/a 121 1383
2008 302 10 40 881 15 n/a n/a 0 1248
2009 227 9 28 890 15 2 89 0 1260
2010 210 12 24 870 27 1 16 0 1160
2011 210 9 23 869 23 2 12 0 1148
2012 165 8 19 849 15 2 7 0 1065
2013 147 6 22 896 14 4 5 0 1094
2014 121 10 23 939 13 7 8 0 1121
2015 125 8 23 1026 14 8 9 0 1213
2016 128 8 21 1143 16 9 10 0 1335
2017 116 7 20 1141 13 9 12 0 1318
2018 112 8 18 1211 10 13 16 0 1388
2019 100 12 15 1187 8 10 16 0 1348
2020 106 11 13 1106 13 9 12 0 1270
2021 108 11 12 1098 14 11 10 0 1264
2022 98 10 13 1063 12 9 9 0 1214
2023 97 4 15 1094 12 10 9 1 1242

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Granite Hills High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 643 36.2 17.8 54.8
2001 969 48.9 19.8 92.7
2002 1366 65.5 20.9 84.4
2003 1366 65.5 20.9 84.4
2004 1349 58.3 23.1 88.6
2005 1463 62.1 23.6 50.8
2006 1479 63.9 23.1 39
2007 1383 64.9 21.3 96.9
2008 1248 77.1 16.2 98.1
2009 1260 62.3 17.9 74.4
2010 1160 53.9 21.5 92.8
2011 1148 n/a n/a 87.8
2012 1065 47.5 22.4 n/a
2013 1094 47.9 22.8 87.3
2014 1121 47.1 23.7 90
2015 1213 49.0 24.7 86.7
2016 1335 51.0 26.1 84.6
2017 1318 55.7 23.6 87.8
2018 1388 55.9 24.8 88.3
2019 1348 56.6 23.7 83.5
2020 1270 n/a n/a 89.6
2021 1264 56.4 22.3 91
2022 1214 58.2 20.8 91.2
2023 1242 56.9 21.7 91.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Granite Hills High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 643 36.2 17.8 54.8
2001 969 48.9 19.8 92.7
2002 1366 65.5 20.9 84.4
2003 1366 65.5 20.9 84.4
2004 1349 58.3 23.1 88.6
2005 1463 62.1 23.6 50.8
2006 1479 63.9 23.1 39
2007 1383 64.9 21.3 96.9
2008 1248 77.1 16.2 98.1
2009 1260 62.3 17.9 74.4
2010 1160 53.9 21.5 92.8
2011 1148 n/a n/a 87.8
2012 1065 47.5 22.4 n/a
2013 1094 47.9 22.8 87.3
2014 1121 47.1 23.7 90
2015 1213 49.0 24.7 86.7
2016 1335 51.0 26.1 84.6
2017 1318 55.7 23.6 87.8
2018 1388 55.9 24.8 88.3
2019 1348 56.6 23.7 83.5
2020 1270 n/a n/a 89.6
2021 1264 56.4 22.3 91
2022 1214 58.2 20.8 91.2
2023 1242 56.9 21.7 91.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Granite Hills High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,853

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Granite Hills High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1196th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 771st of 2348 High schools
 23.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Granite Hills High)53.761.9
 8.2%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Porterville Unified)56.852
 4.7%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Granite Hills High)19.421.1
 1.7%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Porterville Unified)23.419.8
 3.6%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
12th Grade Science (Granite Hills High)14.320.2
 5.9%
   12th Grade Science (Porterville Unified)17.221.6
 4.4%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.9
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students13481242
 7.9%
African American124
 66.7%
American Indian812
 50%
Asian1515
Hispanic11871094
 7.8%
Pacific Islander1010
White10097
 3%
Two or More Races169
 43.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients83.5%91.7%
 8.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Granite Hills High

Students at Granite Hills High are 88% Hispanic, 8% White, 1% Asian.

Granite Hills High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Belleview Elementary
Elementary : John J. Doyle Elementary
Elementary : Los Robles Elementary
Elementary : Monte Vista Elementary
Elementary : Roche Elementary
Elementary : Santa Fe Elementary
Middle : Bartlett Middle

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,242 students attended Granite Hills High.

Granite Hills High ranks 771st of 2348 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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