Portola Hills Elementary School

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19422 Saddleback Ranch Rd

Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679

(949) 459-9370

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 760

Students Per Teacher: 27

Parent Reviews

26 Parent Reviews for Portola Hills Elementary School

Portola Hills Elementary School is an amazing educational facility. It has some of the best teachers in the world and it's PTA involvement and membership is off the charts which enables us to have incredible, music, art and dance available to the children. The principal is above and beyond involved with ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/02/12

Last year was our first year there and we LOVE LOVE LOVE it there I have two older children in private school and I am telling you this school is just as good actually better. We were blessed enough to get Mrs. L for kindergarten and I /we could not have been any happier with all aspects of the school. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/12/12

My son will be entering 3rd grade in the fall and has been attending since kindergarten. Thus far, we have been very pleased with PHE. We have been impressed with each of his teachers and the level of education he has received. Parent support is awesome and the TLC child-care program has been a blessing. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/08/12

I was just promoted to seventh grade from Portola, and I enjoyed each and every year here. All of my teachers were wonderful and offered the best education. The GATE program is good also; there are certain subjects that we are put in special groups to learn more difficult things. I feel like we were ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 07/07/12

My advice is to switch to Valencia or De Portola for GATE/advanced academic curriculum--we did exactly that and have noticed a difference now.

Posted by a parent on 09/01/11

As a parent with two kids at PHE, one of whom is in an SDC class and the other mainstreamed with limited support, we have been thrilled with the curriculum and teacher dedication to it. Having come from a well regarded private school (regular ed), we found that the academic standards were actually much ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/03/11

Not sure why this school get rated what it does..but it goes to show you the ratings are nothing more than numbers...in actuality, the students are not being challenged to their highest potential..there is no development for each child to have growth..its just the standard memorize this and move on. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/02/11

I agree with the other parent regarding GATE program at PHE. Even though the school and SVUSD says GATE students at PHE are placed in a GATE cluster class, it is not true. There is no such thing as a GATE cluster class in PHE. GATE students are randomnly placed in all classes so each teacher (GATE or ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/08/11

I was totally disappointed with this school. There was little educational support of my child's cognitive development. In addition, I found that I would spend a vast majority of time teaching basic concepts that my child should have learned within his classroom. I would definitely not recommend this ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/08/11

If your child is gifted, consider moving elsewhere outside this attendance area like Valencia Elementary. GATE is running on fumes at PHE and essentially is little more than a label. Class sizes in 2011 are about 30 students per teacher. In fact the SVUSD's entire web site is outdated with information ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/27/11

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Test scores for Portola Hills Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Portola Hills Elementary School
Saddleback Valley 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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Trabuco Canyon schools — Portola Hills Elementary School is located at 19422 Saddleback Ranch Rd, Trabuco Canyon CA 92679. 19422 Saddleback Ranch Rd is in the 92679 ZIP code in Trabuco Canyon, CA The school district for Portola Hills Elementary School is the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. Portola Hills Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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