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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
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Houghton-Portage Township School District is an above average, public school district located in Houghton, MI. It has 1,355 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
About Houghton-Portage Township School District...
Address
1603 Gundlach Rd
Houghton, MI 49931
Telephone
(906) 482-0451
Website

Houghton-Portage Township School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1230
44 responses
Average ACT
27
30 responses
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Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,355
Free or Reduced Lunch
28.3%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,385
Teachers in First/Second Year
16%

Finances

Total Expenses
$11,486,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,936/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    27%
  • Other
    7%

Houghton-Portage Township School District Reviews

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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.
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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.