About Us » History


George K PorterGeorge K. Porter was an early settler who, in 1876, purchased a large tract of land where our school now stands. This tract was some 5,600 acres in size and included the land between Pacoima Wash and the present Zelzah Avenue.

For a number of years, Porter grew wheat in a portion of this area. He later sold large ranches to other individuals. He also played a large part in the founding of the city of San Fernando. From 1861 to 1863, Mr. Porter was a State Senator from Santa Cruz. He passed away on November 16, 1906.

George K. Porter was a farsighted pioneer who made the most of his opportunities. We encourage you to avail yourself of our many educational and extracurricular offerings.

Our school opened in July of 1959.
George K. Porter MS has several instructional programs to meet the needs of our diverse student body.  This includes our residential school, School for Advanced Studies, Gifted and High Ability Magnet, and our new magnet program for all students, the Magnet for Innovative Thinking.  
Please explore our website to learn more about the programs.  To view the Magnet Night presentation to learn more about our programs, click here.