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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Portage Area Junior/Senior High School is a public school located in Portage, PA. It has 434 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
85 Mountain Ave
Portage, PA 15946
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Portage Area Junior/Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1080
48 responses
Average ACT
26
7 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$40,912
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$461
National
$949
Median Home Value
$74,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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  • The Herd
    31%
  • Football games
    23%
  • Senior week
    23%
  • Senior-Faculty Basketball Game
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    8%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
434
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,285
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$13,990/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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Portage Area Junior/Senior High School Reviews

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Portage was a great school academically, however it offered no AP classes and very few clubs/extracurriculur activitied. This on top of the fact that the students and staff were very closed-minded. Almost zero thought was given to anyone who was not straight and white.
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Great overall school with some fantastic teachers! They are really great with kids who need extra help and have always gone the extra mile to make sure that kids know what is being taught more than knowing answers for tests.
I had a great high school experience. It wasn't bad for a small school. The thing I would like to change the most is the school's food. While it's not the most important thing the food was very bad.