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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
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.
1603 Gundlach Rd
Houghton, MI 49931
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Houghton-Portage Township School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1220
71 responses
Average ACT
28
33 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,409
Free or Reduced Lunch
27.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,948
Teachers in First/Second Year
16%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$9,749/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    68%
  • Support Services
    26%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$24,133
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$684
National
$949
Median Home Value
$148,200
National
$184,700

Houghton-Portage Township School District Reviews

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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.
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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.