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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Portage Community School District is an above average, public school district located in Portage, WI. It has 2,492 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.

Portage Community School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1290
5 responses
Average ACT
25
114 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,492
Free or Reduced Lunch
36.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,559
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$29,697,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,952/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$45,684
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$711
National
$949
Median Home Value
$118,900
National
$184,700

Portage Community School District Reviews

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I would like to see half days on Fridays brought back. I would also like to see the school year start and end later like many other schools in the country so that school doesn’t have to go into June. Summer should be a time for working and spending free time with friends, not school. I would also like to see the school board listen to students and their opinions more often instead of writing them off immediately or not even listening in the first place. The people who know the best course of action are the students that actually have to experience the changes made everyday.
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Great marching band, color guard, and German program. The band and marching band get to experience a wide variety of travel opportunities from around Wisconsin, the United States, and Europe. With the German program, students have many opportunities for involvement including German Club, German National Honor Society and travel.
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.