Gaspar De Portola Middle School

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18720 Linnet St

Tarzana, CA 91356

(818) 654-3300

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,900

Students Per Teacher: 28

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149 Parent Reviews for Gaspar De Portola Middle School

I am a student currently attending Portola Middle School. All in all, that school isn't a good fit for many people. Yes, it's a MAGNET school and it has all those Honors classes, but that doesn't mean a thing. I was new there in 7th grade, and unless you've got extremely high social skills, a friend ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 02/04/15

This is our 1st year at the school and I love it so far. I believe it is one of the best schools around. Parent involvement is wonderful. The kids in the Highly Gifted Magnet are adequately challenged but not overwhelmed.

Posted by a parent on 09/30/14

honestly almost every student there is bullied and the staff could care less about it the kids here are out of control with use of illegal substances and bullying

Posted by a parent on 09/03/14

Portola has an AMAZING academic record and is a great place to go to. The drama teacher Mr. Richardson teaches the students very well while they still have fun. The yearbook advisor, Mr. Kowalick, leads the yearbook staff in a good direction into making our great award winning yearbook! Some great teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 05/24/14

Our son attends the Portola HGM Magnet and we are all pleased. The transition from elementary school to this school was a little rocky at first but now he is smooth sailing! The teachers are always challenging him and he is thriving in this rigorous program. He is in 6th grade and we are blessed that ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/28/14

I have to say that I am sorry my daughter is graduating now that there is a competent Principal in place. Dr. McClay has brought structure to a school that was a disgrace before with Ms. Shaha. There is now a good band, orchestra, even school plays with professional acting coaches ! Dr. McClay is ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/25/14

Portola is good if you're in the Highly Gifted Magnet, and the magnet kids are all friends with each other because the magnet has only about 240 kids. As for my experience? Excruciating. I'm in honors, and most kids in the honors program here are very stuck up and cliquish. It's so hard to make friends ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 03/05/14

This school is the BEST! The adults all know my name, yet it is my first year at Portola. I am a sixth grader in the Magnet program. The new principal knows my name, both ladies in the main office, and most of the yard aids. This school has a strict no bullying policy, so the school is bully-free. There ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 01/31/14

GPMS is a good school, our child has been in this school for 1 year , from mid 7th-8th, and has no complains so far.

Posted by a parent on 10/30/13

I would give this school zero star if I could. The worst middle school honors program in the valley. Unless you are in the HG magnet, stay away from this school !!!

Posted by a parent on 09/30/13

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Test Year: 2012
Gaspar De Portola Middle School
Los Angeles Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Tarzana schools — Gaspar De Portola Middle School is located at 18720 Linnet St, Tarzana CA 91356. 18720 Linnet St is in the 91356 ZIP code in Tarzana, CA The school district for Gaspar De Portola Middle School is the Los Angeles Unified School District. Gaspar De Portola Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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