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El Portal Middle School’s student population is approximately 650 6th through 8th grade students serving a predominantly rural/agricultural community.  El Portal began as a 5th through 8th grade school in 1970.

Students from four K-5 district elementary schools – Collegeville, Dent, Farmington and Van Allen – feed into our school.


We are a community of successful learners.


El Portal distinguishes ourselves as a united community of motivated learners and critical thinkers.   We celebrate achievement as our rigorous academics prepare our students for the demands of high school.  Together we hold each other accountable for our achievements thereby ensuring everyone is successful.  Students, faculty, staff, administration, and parents work together to build a respectful environment where all students learn and leave El Portal prepared for future endeavors.


We value every student and ensure their success through:


We will create working relationships built upon a foundation of trust implementing  effective instructional practices and providing rigorous instruction to ensure all students are career and college ready.


We will evaluate educational practice to provide consistent rigorous and relevant instruction ensuring all students are successful.


We will celebrate relationships with students, families and staff through frequent communication and cooperation ensuring all students are successful.


We will praise student and staff for accomplishments and encourage those working towards their goals.