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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Portage Community School District is an above average, public school district located in Portage, WI. It has 2,501 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 41% in reading.
About Portage Community School District...
Address
305 E Slifer St
Portage, WI 53901
Telephone
(608) 742-4879
Website

Portage Community School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
41%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
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Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,501
Free or Reduced Lunch
42.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,213
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$29,697,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,776/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    43%
  • Other
    3%

Portage Community School District Reviews

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I liked the role that academics played in the school's atmosphere. Since there are sports team who don't necessarily perform as well as surrounding school districts, Portage takes great pride in the academics program and the extracurricular activities that they offer. However, I would like to see a more diverse population of students, more community involvement with the students, and a better development of community in the actual school itself.
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Portage High School was a very decent school for a town as small as Portage. The teachers were great except a select few. My biggest complaint as far as academics was the lack of AP classes and other college credit opportunities. I would like to see AP classes offer for psychology or foreign language. However, the school does seem to be adding more opportunities to get college credit, such as PIE courses through UW Whitewater. I would also like to see more emphasis on arts programs, but for the size of the school, the music program and staff is excellent.
I could not ask for a better school. The system is set for every individual to achieve greatness. Portage High school has one of the highest grading scales in the state. Many students see this as a disadvantage, but I see it as an opportunity to gain. Portage has prepared me for the next chapter of my life. The only objective I believe could change is their funding towards certain departments. A lot of the students enjoy some of the more complex levels of work such as machining or higher level sciences with complex labs. I would like to see my school strive to improve this.