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Principal's Message

Our adopted motto exemplifies Porterville High School's rich 118-year heritage. Pride in achievement; Honor in effort; Strength in knowledge.
We are the oldest of the four comprehensive high schools in the Porterville Unified School District. Current enrollment is over 1,940 students in grades nine through twelve. We serve students from Porterville as well as the surrounding communities of Springville, Ducor, Terra Bella, and Tule River Indian Reservation. The school is located at the base of the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain range between Fresno and Bakersfield, California.
Porterville High School’s focus is on a quality educational program for all students through a wide range of college and career offerings. Students are challenged to set academic goals and meet their individual strengths and interests. We ask all families to be involved in academics, athletics, clubs, competitions, and student government. It is essential for the school, family, and student to work together to ensure each student’s success.
At Porterville High School, students have the opportunity to participate in a safe, student-centered educational setting. Our school offers students the chance to compete at the highest levels academically, career and technically, co-curricular and athletically in ways that will help them contend in today’s world market. Involvement in a range of activities is necessary to help our students develop the skills which will give them the best chance for success in college and career.
Students are supported by a highly qualified staff and many outstanding programs including Advanced Placement and Honors courses, AVID, and an extensive intervention program for students with special needs. We offer three open choice pathways: Porterville Academy of Business & Finance, Porterville Academy of Health Sciences, and Academy of Energy and Resource Occupations. At Porterville High School, we value our performing arts heritage and continue to showcase our outstanding Panther Band, choral, dance, and drama programs.