School Details

Portal Middle/High School

27245 US Highway 80 W, Portal, GA 30450
(912) 842-8360
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK, 6-12 463 students 15 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bulloch County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bulloch County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
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Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
77%
85%
82%

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 2013
  • Bulloch County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT)

In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
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Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bulloch County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
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End-of-Course-Tests (EOCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT 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 2013
  • Bulloch County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Portal Middle/High School is a public high school in Portal. The principal of Portal Middle/High School is Shawn Haralson and can be contacted at sharalson@bulloch.k12.ga.us. 463 students go to Portal Middle/High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 1% of the Portal Middle/High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 59% of the 463 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 71% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Portal Middle/High School is 15:1. Ccat School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 56% 55%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 36% 35%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 61%
Limited English proficiency 1% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 59% 54%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff there has their picks. If you dont have money or well known in the town you would get pushed under the rug and not to mention the bullying there. If you were not a well known student you didnt get help. Hopefully it has changed but what I hear it hasn't. I dropped out in my 11th grade year because of the bullying & I have become a better person since i have left!

  • (6 years ago)

    I think portal is a great institution for learning but as far a social life since portal is soo small there is not many things to do.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student at PMHS. I strongly disagree with most of these reviews. These parents have no idea what they are talking about! If you spent every day at this wonderful school you'd understand that our teachers are fantastic at their jobs! I have made straight A's all throughout my middle and high school years and it's all because of these wonderful people! I believe that most of the problems we have with behavior and insubordination stem from bad upbringing. If you parents would raise your children to respect their elders then they wouldnt have to be told more than once to tuck in their shirt tails! I'm going to be a senior this year and I can safely say that I feel prepared for the real world because of all the love and support from the tightly knit crowd of folks at Portal Middle High School. Thank you.

  • (7 years ago)

    Portal is a great school. We take acedemics very seriously here and despite what people may think our schooling is definitely the most important thing here not football or cheerleading [or softball baseball basketball.] And players of the sports don't get special attention either really. We're just recognized because we're involved in an activity. Of course we have disadvantages [like not having many clubs or sports like soccer or tennis] since we're so much smaller than most schools but we're a smart bunch and most of us take our grades seriously. As for the dress code it is really strict but it's just something you're going to have to deal with. Overall I really think that Portal is a much better choice of public school to go to than any other in Bulloch County if you want a quality education.

  • (8 years ago)

    Hi I will be a senior at Portal next year and I love it. Yeah there are some disadvantages of going to a small school like lack of AP/Advanced classes but were working on it and I honestly believe that the bad outweighs the good. In response to us not reaching our potentisl I strongly disagree. Portal teachers have really helped me realize what I want to do in life and have inspired me so much I would like to become a Math Teacher and even teach at Portal. To say that 90% of the teachers are bad is just wrong!

  • (9 years ago)

    Portal Middle High School is just like any other school in Bulloch County. We teach we learn. The main problem is that everyone is more concerned about our looks than our learning! I mean come on who cares if your shirt tail is out or if your chewing gum in class. I understand that it is the rules however if a student wants to do something they are going to do it no matter what others say! The teachers and principal just need to stop worring about this kind of stuff and really teach the material. How else is a person supposed to get the proper education! Thankx!

  • (9 years ago)

    PHS is a very bad school so think twice about puting you chil/childern in PMHS. The principal care all about the football team and cheerleaders(popular people)! Thank You

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a great school. After reading the other reviews i felt compelled to reply. Dress code issues should not even be a concern. The students and parents know the rules and have to sign a document indicating that they have read and understand them. So not dressing accordingly creates a compeling waste of everyone's time--the student parent school administration iss coordinator and the students regular teachers. I have witnessed no problem with the academics there now. In fact i find them to be of very high standards. This high standard is not only indicated by my child's individual performance but overall test scores for the school. Acadmics are the number 1 priority there--but you must follow the rules in the process. Music art and athletics are available to all students. The one area of concern i have is parental involvement--come to the pta meetings! great school!

  • (10 years ago)

    this is a very overrated school. The students are blistfully unaware of the lack of education they are recieving from their teachers. These students have endless potential but they dont have any one to help them reach their potential. All the teachers here are not bad but 90% of them are.I get the impression that this school focuses more on 'dress code' than education. Yes I know it is a rule but putting these kids in ISS for two days just because their shirt tail might hang loose is simply unacceptable. These are potentially doctors lawyers and money making adults and to take away the 'teachers' lesson if you want to call it that is unfair to the minds of these hard working children. These kids come to learn and the teachers come for the money there is no heart in the so called lesson these teachers barely teach. Thank you.

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