ABOUT PORTOLA HGM
Portola Highly Gifted Magnet, established in 1979, shares the campus of Portola Middle School. Our highly gifted magnet school has been deemed an "Excelling School" by the Los Angeles Unified School District. Portola HGM's percentages are the highest in the Los Angeles Unified School District among middle schools, with 99% of students who took the California annual state testing meeting or exceeding standards in both English and Math (as reported recently by the Los Angeles Times- click here for link).
The magnet program focuses on accelerated, in-depth course work in history, language arts, mathematics and science. In addition to challenging academic instruction and competitions, our magnet students participate in high numbers in Portola's award winning orchestra and drama productions.
As a Highly Gifted Magnet, our student population is composed of only students who score 99.5% and above on a district administered intelligence assessment- what this means is that our students are the best and brightest throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District. In addition to excellent students, Portola has a highly qualified teaching staff who are experts at differentiating their instruction in order to provide a highly rigorous academic program for all our students. Highly qualified teachers plus academically highly gifted and capable students is a winning combination.
We are on a single track calendar which begins in August and ends in May.
If you have any questions about our outstanding highly gifted magnet program, feel free to give us a call at (818) 654-3355. Our magnet coordinator, Mrs. Mahshid Kassiri, will be happy to answer any questions you may have.