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Portales High School

Public | 9-12 | 832 students

 
 

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2 stars

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11 reviews of this school


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Posted May 23, 2013

Most of the teachers are excellent, the principal is a good leader and is fair to the kids, the privilages that come with going to the school are fantastic, and switching to this school from Elida schools was the best decision I have ever made.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2011

I also went to this school, as well I have graduated one child from PHS and have another in her Junior year. The entire Portales Public School System is overrun with favioratetism, preferencial treatment, and graft. The System is all about the System. We have not in 20 years had a sizable increese in class size yet we now have 2 principals at every school who rake in around $90k as well as 2 secetarys who WILL NOT take messages, deliver items to classrooms or anything else besides sit behind the desk and violate childrens HEPA rights. If you have a child that needs any help at all getting thru school this is not the district for you. I had a daughter who graduated at 16 with a 3.75, she did'nt need any help. We spend our IDEA money on 90k football buses around here, thats the Portales way. I picked the one star because there was'nt a negitive star choice. If you have special needs children do NOT come here, if you live here and your child is in need of special services call the state Public Education Department they have a Special Education department and they help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2010

I went to school here and have my son graduating next year. In my personal experience and with my son, this is a great school no matter what your child is interested in he/she will fit in this school offeres great academics opportunities as well as sports. Your child just has to want to do it....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2009

My students were not even close to being prepared for college. PHS needs to concentrate more on academics and less on their dying football program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

I absolutley loved this school. I loved my friends, the teachers were awsome, and there was always someone there to help. For those who didnt think that Portaled High was a great school, apparently your kid or yourself wwasnt that popular!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

When I went to register my ward for school we went in the front door and were waiting outside the office for our turn when a big, chubby man walked up to us red in the face and demanded that my ward immediately 'get that pin out of his face' referring to his eyebrow ring, I assume. We were just trying to register him, and had no idea it was against school policy. I was completely offended, turned to my ward and told him not to worry, informed that teacher that my ward would not be attending that institution and walked out. He finished up school at the alternative High School in town Broad Horizons. Do your kids a favor (I've met many products of this high school since then) and find a better school for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

This is a very good school. The faculty in all departments are great, and all academic programs are top notch. As a bonus, this school allows dual enrollment with several local colleges for students who excel in certain areas. Several students graduate PHS as college Sophomores, due to this awesome programs. Athletics are also top notch, with some of the best teams in all sports. This school also boasts a top-notch band and choir, with regular all-state placing; the speech and debate team at PHS also excels, with several national qualifying members. Overall, this school is one of the best you could send your children to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2007

I like this school alot. There are many different types of people here. So if your new here, your guaranteed to find someone that is like you. Some of the teachers are alright, some are plain out mean. The counselors are very nice and welcoming. One principal is rude, the other is nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2007

This school is very lax in many things and academics is very favored. I personally would not put my child in this school unless you want them to accel in academics and not scolastics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2006

The academic programs are average, offering opportunities in honors programs and academic decathlon. The school is primarily driven by sports, and is a powerhouse in girls athletics. Parent involvement is encouraged in this schoool.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 18, 2004

This is a great school. Great academics great program sports. They have it all. Best colors. Red and White. This school is exemplerary. I loved this school.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 30% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
38%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students35%
Female35%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Female46%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities16%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students52%
Female53%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities9%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female67%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities18%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female39%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities18%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2011.

195 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

195 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

195 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 47% in 2011.

195 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
45%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students43%
Female41%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learners20%

Reading

All Students42%
Female52%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners10%

Science

All Students42%
Female40%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learners10%

Social Studies

All Students43%
Female41%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners10%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 54% 58%
White 44% 25%
Black 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 13%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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201 South Knoxville Ave
Portales, NM 88130
Phone: (505) 356-7000

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