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.
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.
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....
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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