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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Portage Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Portage, MI. It has 8,804 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.

Portage Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1230
493 responses
Average ACT
28
289 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,804
Free or Reduced Lunch
22.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,201
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.2%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$12,728/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$62,747
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$799
National
$949
Median Home Value
$158,500
National
$184,700

Portage Public Schools Reviews

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My experience at Portage Public Schools has been unbelievable for many reasons. For starters, the variety of classes. The ability to choose from a huge curriculum helps students find classes they are truly interested in. Next, the connection with teachers. When teachers are able to understand the student and form a connection it helps the learning process tremendously. Finally, the overall community at sporting events. Sporting events bring students closer together and help them form friendships. Events like Football, Soccer, Basketball and Hockey also encourage school spirit within the students. All in all Portage Public schools is a great district, but there are some things I would change. At Portage Central you can only go off campus your Junior and Senior Year. I would change that requirement and allow students to go off campus for lunch all four years. This grants students a break from school. I would also change the ability to carry backpacks to class.
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There are good opportunities for students here! With honors, AP, and IB classes available, it gets students ready for college well. I wish it would be more diverse, however Portage as a city isn’t the most diverse either.
Portage Public Schools has helped many students to succeed. Whether it be the courses offered, amazing teachers, or the beautiful buildings, Portage Public Schools has given students more opportunities than most public schools. The strong academics provide students with a wide variety of courses in order to find a career that they may want to pursue. The loving teachers and staff have created connections with students, showing them that they are not alone in the world. The nice air conditioned classes ensure students a comfortable and safe learning environment in order to provide maximum potential for success. I will never regret going to a Portage Public School, and I will be forever grateful for the opportunities that come with going to these schools.