Portola Elementary

Public K-5

 300 Amador Ave.
       San Bruno, CA  94066-2506


(650) 624-3175

District: San Bruno Park Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
202nd of 1,417 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $4,897 Help

Students who attend Portola Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Parkside Intermediate
High:    Capuchino High

Student/teacher ratio:  23.6
Number of students:  303

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
≥98.0%
Measles:
≥98.0%
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Racial breakdown:

Asian:
56.8%
Hispanic:
18.8%
White:
15.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  12.2%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Saturday, January 8, 2022.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


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Compare Details Portola Elementary ranks better than 85.7% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks first among 5 ranked elementary schools in the San Bruno Park Elementary School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 85.35. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Portola Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (56.8%), Hispanic (18.8%), White (15.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 12.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the San Bruno Park Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Portola Elementary is 23.6. 3 elementary schools in the San Bruno Park Elementary School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Portola Elementary is $4,897. 3 elementary schools in the San Bruno Park Elementary School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Portola Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Portola Elementary 202nd of 1417 California public elementary schools. (See Portola Elementary in the ranking list.)

San Bruno Park Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks San Bruno Park Elementary 351st of 706 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Portola Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 49.82 2166th 4809 55.0%
2005 65.21 1535th 4822 68.2%
2006 65.34 1534th 4818 68.2%
2007 76.88 1097th 5113 78.5%
2008 79.36 1000th 5113 80.4%
2009 84.57 777th 5193 85.0%
2010 82.23 883rd 5314 83.4%
2011 87.52 599th 5377 88.9%
2012 86.45 651st 5390 87.9%
2013 85.53 724th 5530 86.9%
2015 90.09 620th 5611 89.0%
2016 83.71 974th 5614 82.7%
2017 90.63 601st 5692 89.4%
2018 80.93 1075th 5662 81.0%
2019 82.15 1064th 5789 81.6%
2021 85.35 202nd 1417 85.7%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Portola Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2001 83 18 76 18 3 n/a n/a 0 198
2002 84 11 80 29 2 n/a n/a 0 206
2003 84 11 80 29 2 n/a n/a 0 206
2004 79 16 79 31 1 n/a n/a 0 206
2005 74 17 74 31 1 n/a n/a 0 197
2006 66 17 84 33 3 n/a n/a 0 203
2007 66 19 80 21 3 n/a n/a 1 190
2008 65 15 91 28 2 n/a n/a 0 201
2009 65 17 97 26 2 10 1 0 218
2010 64 13 119 33 1 12 3 0 245
2011 65 11 121 47 1 11 15 0 271
2012 68 11 139 48 0 7 26 0 299
2013 66 11 133 56 1 7 30 0 304
2014 71 11 141 65 1 8 49 0 346
2015 74 9 147 64 0 8 50 0 352
2016 68 5 149 63 0 3 56 0 344
2017 71 6 166 65 0 2 56 0 366
2018 69 8 160 62 0 3 45 0 347
2019 66 5 186 64 0 7 9 0 337
2020 62 5 182 58 0 7 12 0 326
2021 47 5 172 57 1 5 16 0 303

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 Portola Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 198 10.0 19.8 22.2
2002 206 9.0 22.9 28.6
2003 206 9.0 22.9 28.6
2004 206 9.0 22.9 30.1
2005 197 9.0 21.9 22.3
2006 203 9.0 22.6 29.1
2007 190 9.0 21.1 21.7
2008 201 10.0 20.1 24.9
2009 218 10.0 19.8 19.3
2010 245 12.0 20.4 20.8
2011 271 n/a n/a 18.8
2012 299 9.7 30.8 n/a
2013 304 9.5 32.0 10.2
2014 346 12.0 28.8 12.4
2015 352 12.0 29.3 15.3
2016 344 11.0 31.2 13.1
2017 366 12.3 29.7 11.7
2018 347 12.5 27.7 13.3
2019 337 14.5 23.2 12.5
2020 326 n/a n/a 8
2021 303 12.8 23.6 12.2

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Portola Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 198 10.0 19.8 22.2
2002 206 9.0 22.9 28.6
2003 206 9.0 22.9 28.6
2004 206 9.0 22.9 30.1
2005 197 9.0 21.9 22.3
2006 203 9.0 22.6 29.1
2007 190 9.0 21.1 21.7
2008 201 10.0 20.1 24.9
2009 218 10.0 19.8 19.3
2010 245 12.0 20.4 20.8
2011 271 n/a n/a 18.8
2012 299 9.7 30.8 n/a
2013 304 9.5 32.0 10.2
2014 346 12.0 28.8 12.4
2015 352 12.0 29.3 15.3
2016 344 11.0 31.2 13.1
2017 366 12.3 29.7 11.7
2018 347 12.5 27.7 13.3
2019 337 14.5 23.2 12.5
2020 326 n/a n/a 8
2021 303 12.8 23.6 12.2

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.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Portola Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201296.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%96.0%100.0%100.0%96.0%96.0%
2013100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2014100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2015100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2016100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Portola Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $4,897

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Portola Elementary

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
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 1064th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 202nd of 1417 Elementary schools
 4.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Portola Elementary)77.860.5
 17.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Bruno Park Elementary)48.340.6
 7.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.539.8
 8.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Portola Elementary)74.174.4
 0.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (San Bruno Park Elementary)4838.3
 9.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.239.7
 10.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Portola Elementary)66.169.1
 3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Bruno Park Elementary)53.542.1
 11.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.541.5
 8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Portola Elementary)73.261.9
 11.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (San Bruno Park Elementary)49.830.1
 19.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.935.9
 9.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Portola Elementary)70.669.4
 1.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Bruno Park Elementary)4950.9
 1.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.5
 5.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Portola Elementary)5141.7
 9.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (San Bruno Park Elementary)34.431.5
 2.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3830.1
 7.9%
5th Grade Science (Portola Elementary)35.345.7
 10.4%
   5th Grade Science (San Bruno Park Elementary)28.232.7
 4.5%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.729.8
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students337303
 10.1%
African American55
American Indian01
Asian186172
 7.5%
Hispanic6457
 10.9%
Pacific Islander75
 28.6%
Two or More Races916
 77.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients12.5%12.2%
 0.3%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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