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Houghton-Portage Township School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Houghton, MI. It has 1,409 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.
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Houghton-Portage Township School District Reviews
Best school in the UP! The school doesn’t put money towards the right things all the time. They need to put more money toward the students then to the “looks”. They also favor athletes even though it’s just high school. Athletes can get away with everything, even though I was one.
I think that sometimes the focus is less on kids actually learning pertinent information and more on the the idea that schooling is supposed to look a certain way. There is often a disorganization which can make things confusing, and additionally it can be a struggle to have open communication between the school and parents.
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.