George K. Porter Gifted Magnet Middle School

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George K. Porter Middle School History

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George 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 on 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 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 February, 1959.