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About This School

Porterville High School is a public high school in Porterville. The principal of Porterville High School is Steve Graybehl and can be contacted at graybehl@portervilleschools.org. 1,783 students attend Porterville High School and are mostly Hispanic, Unspecified, and Native American or Native Alaskan. 16% of the Porterville High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 86% of the 1,783 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Porterville High School is 20:1. Vine Street Community Day School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 67% 68%
Unspecified 6% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 26% 19%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 2% 2%
Filipino 0.8% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 13736%
Pacific Islander 0.06% 0.08%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 73%
Limited English proficiency 16% 23%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is a senior at PHS and I myself have been very active in booster groups and athletics at the school. I am actually a graduate of the cross town rival and I must say that I have fallen in love with PHS. The faculty support staff and the kids have really been nothing short of spectacular. The school is OLD and many upgrades needed but the people truly make it a special place to be.

  • (2 years ago)

    Honestly SO MANY Gangs! Especially compared to the other schools in Porterville.PHS has at least 50 different gangs with plenty more problems with drugs.

  • (4 years ago)

    I spent all my 4 years there & they were awesome! I had the opportunity to go to Monache High School but I refused...My time there was great & I also had the fortune to be part of the Health Academy! No other school has that Academy so I went there & it was amazing!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Teaching is very well prepared for students

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