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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (1 response)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Portola Elementary School 5

Posted June 04, 2016
- a parent
For all of you considering Portola for your child's education, PLEASE read ALL the comments about Portola, and don't be swayed by the negative comments of a few people who have made it their passion to undermine the outstanding education and student support this school provides...because they did not always get their way while involved with Portola...and because they were not able to see the big picture when thinking about what principals and teachers go through to successfully educate our children. The truth is Portola teachers will go the extra mile to get what is needed to help our children become all they can be! Not because of test scores, because they actually care about our kids becoming intelligent, clear thinking, happy adults. Do we really think they like having to fundraise to get the math programs and other essentials needed to help our kids? I really doubt it, but they do what they must TO HELP OUR KIDS! If you don't like being asked to help, don't blame the school...go to the District, go to the California Lottery...ask them why our school aren't getting what they need! Having had children complete their entire elementary careers at Portola, I have spent a great deal of time on their campus, volunteered for many years, and have had many conversations with teachers and their current principal...and have always come away impressed with how dedicated they are to EACH AND EVERY child's personal success. As previously mentioned here, I also experienced groups of adults at Portola who didn't always get their way, so have set out to damage a fine schools reputation. Shame on you! Thankfully, these people moved on, and Portola can dedicated its energy to the positive, inspiring educating of our children! THANK YOU PORTOLA FOR THE PART YOU PLAY IN CREATING WONDERFUL STUDENTS!

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Grateful to: Teacher

Posted June 04, 2016
- a parent
Thank you to all the Portola teachers! You are a great team who works together to help our kids be all they can be!


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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted June 04, 2016
- a parent
My children have a great love for learning, and have continued to be excellent students. I am confident that this had MUCH to do with the teaching environment at Portola Elementary!

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Amount of homework: Just right

Posted June 04, 2016
- a parent
I believe the amount of homework was reasonable for the grade levels. Also, the amount of homework, and process for submitting it, well prepared my kids for middle and high school.

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Develops grit: Agree

Posted June 04, 2016
- a parent
I believe Portola definitely has a spirit of never giving up. In my experiences, students are rewarded for their successes, and encouraged when they are not performing at their personal best.


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Develops respect: Agree

Posted June 04, 2016
- a parent
I think Portola is working hard to meet the needs of children who live in a very different world these days.

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Develops empathy: Strongly agree

Posted June 04, 2016
- a parent
My experience has been that Portola is very dedicated to supporting students who need emotional support, and instills in all students the need to be kind, compassion citizens.

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Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted June 04, 2016
- a parent
Portola understands that a persons good character is to be highly valued in becoming a confident adult. Portola doesn't just teach the ABCs and 123s, it teaches very important character traits also!


Portola Elementary School 1

Posted August 11, 2015
- a parent
This school may appear great on paper, but parents beware. The principal here sees your child as two things: a: a test score and b: a $ symbol. The principal at Portola is a bully, horrific at providing even the most basic customer service to parents, and is even more horrific at interacting with the students. The sad part is is that while a few of the teachers are fantastic, the majority of them are only interested in making sure parental money comes flowing into the school. They do not wish to be held accountable with how it is spent, nor play by the rules. I have to question adults (the principal and teachers) who demean and belittle the efforts of their PTA volunteers and demand a certain amount of money from them. Is that really what you want your student a part of? I cannot tell you how many times I heard the principal talk about nothing but test scores and money. Money, money, money. It is disgusting. This school could improve greatly by the administration and teachers there remembering that parents are not their ATM and that the students are not there only to test well and become little drones.

Portola Elementary School 5

Posted April 16, 2015
- a community member
this school is amazing. all the teachers are nice.. especially 5th grade. they have a nice library and principal. most likely best playground in vusd. great test scores and education. a lot more great things. go look at the other reviews or smth

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Portola Elementary School
6700 Eagle Street, Ventura, CA  93003-0599
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. (805) 289-1734
Last modified Portola Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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