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Portal Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 532 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

Portal has been an excellent school for my son. He is in 2nd grade and has enjoyed the teachers and classmates at Portal. I have also been involved with the PTO at the school helping with fundraisers. I think there is a great core group of parents that really want to make Portal an excellent school by raising money for improvements. They also take great care of the teachers with lunches and dinners during Teacher Appreciation and conferences. I am very happy in this school and school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2013

i love portal i was there for only 3 years now and i will be going in to 6th grade! my 3rd grade teacher was amazing, my 4th grade teacher (Mrs.Krings who is now a 5th grade teacher) was awsome and my 5th grade teacher (Mrs.Wilson) is so much fun. I can't wait for 6th! i bet Mr.Ritton, Mr.Klug , The new teacher (i cant remember his name) , and Mrs.Springer are all great teachers!


Posted March 14, 2013

Amazing. We moved to La Vista, NE, via the military. My son entered 3rd grade and was recently assessed into the High Aptitude Learner (HAL) program. This normally takes over a year for a military child to work into a high aptitude program. Furthermore, he will be representing the school in the upcoming Math Skills Olympics at the District level. Again, no school district treats military kids better. All kids curricula are tailored according to their ability. Very pleased with Portal Elementary
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2011

This school is fine if you don't want your child to be challenged in any way academically. We pulled our child from this school and enrolled her in private school rather than continue her education here. The teachers she had had no motivation to challenge a child and set the standards at level of the lowest acheiving child in the class in order to make results look good. Any child that worked above grade level is ignored and bored. In the 2 years that she went there, my daughter never took any tests (no weekly spelling tests, math tests, end of unit assessments), or had any homework even when we the parents requested it. The new principal acts bored when in meeting with parents regarding acheivement and is of no help.As a former teacher, I would not recommend this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

Portal is a wonder elementary school, my daughter started the school here when it first opened 7 years ago. My son is coming to the school this fall, I am lucky to have wonderful teachers teach my kids. The school started with not many kids but I think it got a little over loaded. I hope the school notice it and do something about it too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2009

My daughter has been attending this school for two years after moving here from Tennesseee. We absolutely love the teachers and the school holisticially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2006

An excellent elementary school. Excellent leadership, teachers are committed to learning and the students. Excellent resources and a warm learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students87%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students87%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic88%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic84%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students82%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic81%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Femalen/a
Male71%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic82%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
White, not Hispanic75%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students84%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic83%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 71%
Asian 3% 2%
Black 2% 7%
Hispanic 2% 16%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

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Resources

Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
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  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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9920 Brentwood Dr
La Vista, NE 68128
Phone: (402) 898-0425

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