Porterville Military Academy

Summary:

Porterville Military Academy is a public charter high school serving grades 6-12 in Porterville, California, with 288 students as of the 2022-2023 school year. The school outperforms the Porterville Unified School District and the state of California in several academic measures, including higher proficiency rates in English Language Arts and a 100% 4-year graduation rate.

Porterville Military Academy has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (74.31%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 72.55% to 94.96% Hispanic students. It also has a higher percentage of White students (20.14%) compared to the other schools. While the school's overall academic performance is strong, its performance varies across different student subgroups, with female students, Hispanic students, and English Language Learners performing significantly worse than their peers. The school also faces challenges in addressing chronic absenteeism, which has fluctuated between 6.7% and 22.3% in recent years.

Compared to nearby traditional public high schools, such as Granite Hills High and Strathmore High, Porterville Military Academy generally outperforms them in academic measures and graduation rates. However, it lags behind the high-performing Harmony Magnet Academy, a nearby public charter school. Porterville Military Academy serves a high-need population, with 85.07% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, which likely contributes to the school's challenges in certain areas.


Detail:

Public, Charter 7-12

 900 West Pioneer Ave.
       Porterville, CA  93257-1240


(559) 782-7300

District: Porterville Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1209th of 2,348 California High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  20.1 Help
Number of students:  288

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
74.3%
White:
20.1%
Two or more races:
2.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  85.1% Help


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Compare Details Porterville Military Academy ranks worse than 65.9% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 29.13. (See more...)
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Compare Details Porterville Military Academy ranks worse than 51.5% of high schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 37.92. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Porterville Military Academy 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.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Porterville Military Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Porterville Military Academy 1847th of 2802 California public middle schools. (See Porterville Military Academy in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Porterville Military Academy 1209th of 2348 California public high schools. (See Porterville Military Academy 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 Porterville Military Academy

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Rank History for all middle school students at Porterville Military Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 20.03 2182nd 2715 19.6%
2022 16.11 2397th 2740 12.5%
2023 29.13 1847th 2802 34.1%
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Rank History for middle school English Language Learner students at Porterville Military Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 28.46 1316th 1529 13.9%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Porterville Military Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 28.79 1737th 2369 26.7%
2022 21.79 2033rd 2458 17.3%
2023 39.73 1350th 2549 47.0%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Porterville Military Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 29.83 1630th 2380 31.5%
2022 10.47 2417th 2509 3.7%
2023 21.06 2049th 2547 19.6%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Porterville Military Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 18.31 2049th 2407 14.9%
2022 24.05 1884th 2527 25.4%
2023 38.29 1394th 2558 45.5%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Porterville Military Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 20.30 1882nd 2213 15.0%
2022 19.78 2017th 2359 14.5%
2023 31.14 1600th 2391 33.1%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Porterville Military Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 10.62 1462nd 1602 8.7%
2022 10.36 1442nd 1555 7.3%
2023 22.06 1217th 1552 21.6%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Porterville Military Academy

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Rank History for all high school students at Porterville Military Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 42.66 720th 1290 44.2%
2022 50.62 918th 2123 56.8%
2023 37.92 1209th 2348 48.5%
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Rank History for high school English Language Learner students at Porterville Military Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 22.16 1221st 1323 7.7%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Porterville Military Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 45.18 618th 1126 45.1%
2022 58.26 665th 1943 65.8%
2023 46.58 971st 2247 56.8%
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Rank History for high school Migrant students at Porterville Military Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 73.20 12th 89 86.5%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Porterville Military Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 23.75 1501st 2118 29.1%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Porterville Military Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 39.30 666th 1122 40.6%
2022 44.12 952nd 1916 50.3%
2023 43.16 973rd 2207 55.9%
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Rank History for high school Hispanic students at Porterville Military Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 41.14 1068th 1861 42.6%
2023 40.36 1114th 2142 48.0%
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Rank History for high school White students at Porterville Military Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 49.17 603rd 1204 49.9%
2023 22.11 1058th 1434 26.2%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Porterville Military Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 41 0 3 113 2 0 3 0 162
2020 44 0 5 128 1 0 2 0 180
2021 56 0 4 155 5 0 3 0 223
2022 60 1 3 179 3 1 3 0 250
2023 58 2 3 214 3 1 6 1 288

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

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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 Porterville Military Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 162 6.0 27.0 82.1
2020 180 n/a n/a 85
2021 223 10.6 20.9 86.1
2022 250 13.0 19.1 83.2
2023 288 14.2 20.1 85.1

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 Porterville Military Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 162 6.0 27.0 82.1
2020 180 n/a n/a 85
2021 223 10.6 20.9 86.1
2022 250 13.0 19.1 83.2
2023 288 14.2 20.1 85.1

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.
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Porterville Military Academy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2182nd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 1847th of 2802 Middle schools
 14.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Porterville Military Academy)32.137.7
 5.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Porterville Unified)42.743.6
 0.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Porterville Military Academy)21.223.4
 2.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Porterville Unified)23.626.3
 2.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Porterville Military Academy)30.826.9
 3.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Porterville Unified)35.639.1
 3.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Porterville Military Academy)12.810.5
 2.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Porterville Unified)19.218.1
 1.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Porterville Military Academy)12.819.4
 6.6%
   8th Grade Science (Porterville Unified)17.522
 4.4%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students162288
 77.8%
African American02
American Indian23
 50%
Asian33
Hispanic113214
 89.4%
Pacific Islander01
White4158
 41.5%
Two or More Races36
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients82.1%85.1%
 3%


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Porterville Military Academy ranks 1209th of 2348 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 288 students attended Porterville Military Academy.

Students at Porterville Military Academy are 74% Hispanic, 20% White, 2% Two or more races, 1% Asian, 1% American Indian.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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