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La Habra, CA
Students enrolled: 477

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200 North Nada Street
La Habra, CA 90631

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(562) 902-4211
(562) 694-0022
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November 12, 2012
My children had some great teachers at this school. It services an affluent area and the parent involvement is very high. My children loved this school. This school is however used to affluent families and has little patience for families that may need some help due to a lack of resources. The administration would rather transfer a child out of the school than deal with the child's needs if any inconvenience can be avoided. Again, the teachers are wonderful. The administration definitely does not put students first.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2012
I am teacher (in another district) and a product of the Lowell Joint school district. My children go to El Portal and they LOVE it; as do I. The teachers at El Portal are second to none and I am very happy with the education my children are receiving! The staff at El Portal works hard to create a caring and warm environment where students are encouraged to be good citizens as well as learners. As a teacher, I admire the staff's hard work and dedication. As a parent, I am so glad my kids attend this wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2011
El Portal is a great school. We have a Kindergartner and a 2nd grader this year. The teachers are involved, the academics are challenging but very good, and the principal is engaging with the parents. If you are thinking about sending your kids to El Portal, you are making an excellent choice.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2010
My kids are new to the school this year. So far, I really like all of the programs they offer. They still have music and PE, also have several reading and math computer programs that seem to be a great learning tool.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2010
the teachers and parents work as one team and i see how my son is doing well and our mode is to achieve and to be the best there are no words that could describe how proud I'm that at EL PORTAL ELEMENTARY my son education matters

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2010
I have been an El Portal parent since 1998. Incredible Staff. LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS SCHOOL!

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2010
The teachers are enthusiastic, the parents and kids love the school, and it's wonderful having such a good school in La Habra.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 28, 2010
Because all the teachers are dedicated to each and every student there. They stay extra time, help them in each aspect of their life. And because we have an awesome principal. Go El Portal

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2010
I love how all the teachers are so dedicated to our children. It is a family atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
I love El Portal School for it's high academic standards and character development program. Also, because I believe that every person working at our school has a genuine concern for the well being of the children attending El Portal!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
The teachers are really great and seem to care about their students.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
At first, my wife and I were a little concerned about sending our son to El Portal coming from a private school. But after meeting the principal and teachers and speaking with a number of parents, we knew El Portal is the choice school for our son. And seeing yesterday s posting of the 2009 API results we are 100% sold on El Portal. Congratulations El Portal for your academic achievement!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
We are a newer family to this school and are absolutely thrilled with everything about it! The teachers are caring, involved and effective. Our kids are thriving!

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2009
I was so disappointed with El Portal. This school has no manners in teaching and they care more about their scores then they do about the children. They are disorganized and rude, very cut and dry. I feel if you are in the business of teaching you really need to care and love what you do and care about the children because they are our future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 22, 2008
My son have been in El-Portal for 3 years, I am really happy that my son is in this school, he was lucky to be one of Mrs. harings' student. He learned a lot in this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2008
I am a very proud parent of El Portal School and an even more prouder partent of my daughter as a student of El Portal from Kindergarten to six grade. The teachers, principal, students, parents of students, and whole school district are excellent. El Portal has given my daughter a great start with their programs and incentives such as: putting it's student first, teaching them moral values and character, and providing them a high level of education. My only regret is that my oldest two daughters didn't have the same opportunity to go to El Portal. This is definately an A + school. Its is highly recommended. Yvonne Ortiz

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2007
I am not a fan of El Portal. I have had children in this school for the last 5 years. A lot is expected from the children but little to no help is ever offered. I also feel there are too many unnecessary rules, especially at recess. Rules are important but kids also need a chance to be kids. They seem to get in trouble for every little thing and the punishment rarely fits the crime. The atmosphere fosters tattletales and doesn't encourage good social skills or respect for authority. Limit rules to dangerous and hurtful behavior and consistently enforce them. We will not be enrolling are youngest child next year.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2006
My daughter is having a fantastic time at El Portal. I am very impressed with the overall quality of teaching, staff involvment and saftey of the school!

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2006
This is our first year at El Portal. We have an older daughter that has always been in a private school, and we are just as impressed with what El Portal gives our Kindergartener. El Portal has always had an excellent reputation for putting our kids first, promoting traditional values that parents treasure, and for instilling that character counts. With it's effective parental involvement that seals the deal for parents in La Habra, El Portal is definitely an A-plus elementary school, in a Top Rated Lowell-Joint District.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
This school is very good and lots of parents think combinaing two classes is good

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2005
When we moved into La Habra I had no idea what to expect of this school. The school my children came from was very academicaly agressive. They pushed all the kids very hard, both my boys began to fall behind in all their subjects. Even those they were good at the year before. Needless to say I am very glad and happy with the teachers at El Portal. They took the boys and helped them, now they are both doing good in school again and they like all the teachers there. Everyone has been nothing but helpful and very friendly.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2004
Great school. Teachers are very energized.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2004
Both my children attend this school and I would say the teachers are doing a fine job. My first grader is reading at very high level and loves her teacher. My third grader is doing very well, particularily at math. I have personally met their teachers over the years and I would recommend them highly.

- submitted by a parent

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El Portal Elementary School
200 North Nada Street, La Habra, CA  90631
(562) 902-4211
Last modified El Portal Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
El Portal Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top