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Overall Niche Grade
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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 8,614 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
Address
8107 Mustang Drive
Portage, MI 49002
Telephone
(269) 323-5000

Portage Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1230
187 responses
Average ACT
27
244 responses
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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
8,614
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,501
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$89,359,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,320/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    3%

Portage Public Schools Reviews

27 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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While many teachers at Portage try to motivate students, push them to a greater future, and inspire them to follow their dreams; it's still hung up on some very traditional ideals on college. Not everyone goes to a four year university and its fine. With teachers, they're either fantastic, or awful with no real in-between. The IB program allows you to grow and prepare for college while seeing the same economic and academic standing people as yourself six times a day.
I enjoyed going to school with such different people and getting to know how to work with different people. It helps you develop skills that you can use in the future. By attending Portage Public Schools, I have developed skills like communication, listening, hardwork, dedication, and time management. I can now understand why being the best student in and out of the classroom is important when evolving into an adult in society.