Portales Junior High School enrolls students in grades seven and eight. Its academic curriculum includes Spanish, history, art, physical education, math, science and English. The school offers guidance counseling services and has a cafeteria that serves a variety of nutritious food. It also has a library that includes a range of books, magazines and periodicals. Portales Junior High School employs a librarian, custodian, speech pathologist, social worker and counselor. Additionally, the school provides extracurricular activities, such as band and choir. Located in Portales, N.M., Portales Junior High School is governed by Portales Municipal Schools, which also operates several elementary, middle and high schools and a childhood center.