Houghton-Portage Township School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Houghton, MI. It has 1,388 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 61% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
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Houghton-Portage Township School District Reviews
While Houghton is the best school in the area, it still has many issues. The abilities of the teachers vary greatly, with the exception of a few outstanding and respectable teachers, and their is a lot of bias in grading sometimes. It is also relatively difficult to explore your personal interests or challenge yourself with specific classes due to unconventional schedule restrictions and classes offered. The atmosphere of the school is okay, but there are many areas where the discipline level should be increased or decreased. Also, the lack of any sort of independence given to students who have proven their maturity and responsibility time and time again really sucks.
Pretty good. Better atmosphere than other high schools I hear about, but like any high school it wasn't a ton of fun. I feel prepared for college, but I also made a point to take all the advanced classes I could so that I would be. I do not know how ready I would feel if I had taken all of the regular classes and just got the bare minimum done. The problem is that students and teachers alike just were not excited about what we were doing. Things only got fun at the end of the year when everyone realized we were almost done. But I know things could have been much worse so I guess I would say HHS was a good high school experience even though I really hated most of it.
The teachers are very invested in the learning environment, the class size averages around 25, so not overly tiny, but not huge. Everyone there-- teachers, students, staff-- want to see you succeed. It's a very positive and welcoming environment.