A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
8107 Mustang Drive
Portage, MI 49002
Telephone
(269) 323-5000

Portage Public Schools Rankings

Niche ranks over 8,000 public school districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1260
93 responses
Average ACT
27
226 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,614
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,868
Teachers in First/Second Year
Data not available

Finances

Total Expenses
$89,359,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,263/ student
National
$11,890
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    4%

Portage Public Schools Reviews

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I would like to see more class variety for students of varying academic levels. The school achieved well in creating opportunities for students with learning disabilities, but many students who were more advanced, like myself, felt courses (even AP and IB level courses) simply were not challenging enough. However, the school district provided an extraordinary amount of extracurricular activities and supported all of them equally. I participated in band, marching band, theatre, and forensic speaking, and I found all of these activities received the same social and economic support from the school district as the athletics.
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I truly enjoyed my education experience at Portage Public Schools from young fives all the way until high school graduation. The size was perfect, not too small-there was always plenty of new people to meet, however it wasn't too big because most faces are recognizable. The want of success from both the students and teachers is high within this school district, which leads to strong futures of the students. The one thing I would love to see change within the district is creating more of a family feel, making sure everyone feels included. The cliques within the people is very prevalent, not only within the students but also within the teachers. For some, it makes these years exceptionally hard. It's very obvious when there are teachers who do not like their students, they have different personalities and for this the student can fall behind somewhat. Whereas when there is a teacher and student who get along well, the student has no trouble at all succeeding within that class.
I attended Portage Public Schools for K-12. I feel that the school system in Portage did an excellent job preparing me for my college education. The schools that I attended were clean and up to date with technology, which I feel helped my learning. The administration seems to be on top of things and genuinely cares about the students. The athletics at the high schools in Portage are very good, whether you are participating or spectating, you will have a good time. One thing that I would like to see change, would be more hands-on courses available, like basic automotive classes, welding classes, etc. available to high school students. Another good thing about Portage schools, is the activities/clubs available. When I attended, there was a snowboarding and skiing club in both the middle school and high school, which I really enjoyed, it was fun to head out to the ski resort with your friends from school one night a week.