Portal Elementary School

328 Grady St S, Portal, GA 30450
(912) 842-8340

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Public Grades PK-5 385 students 14 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

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Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Bulloch County School District average
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% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Portal Elementary School is a public elementary school in Portal. The principal of Portal Elementary School is Paul Hudson and can be contacted at phudson@bulloch.k12.ga.us. 385 students attend Portal Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Portal Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 71% of the 385 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 65% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Portal Elementary School is 14:1. Bryant Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 59% 53%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 32% 37%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Asian 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 61%
Limited English proficiency 3% 4%
Economically disadvantaged 71% 64%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    I also thin portal elementary is doing a great job. My child is in kindergarden and her teacher mrs. mallard has teached her a lot. She can read a short book at 5 years old wich i think is fantastic all thanks to her teacher at PES. I am very pleased with the teachers and the pricipal. Keep up the great work.

  • (11 years ago)

    PES is the best! Wanted to move for better housing and jobs but stayed because the school does such a fantastic job. The only problem at PES is excessive absenteeism by too many students. That problem can't be the fault of the school. My kids can't wait to get to school in the mornings - they'd have to be severely ill to stay home. They also use every excuse to stay as late as possible. Congratulations and my deepest gratitude to Principle Paul Hudson Asst. Principle MacGruder all the teachers and the entire staff!

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