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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Portage High School is an above average, public school located in Portage, IN. It has 2,543 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.
Address
6450 Us Hwy 6
Portage, IN 46368
Telephone
(219) 764-6026
Website

Portage High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1070
218 responses
Average ACT
24
59 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$54,069
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$898
National
$949
Median Home Value
$136,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 85 responses
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  • Prom
    19%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Football games
    15%
  • Talent show
    9%
  • Musical / drama
    9%
  • Winter formal
    7%
  • Choir
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,543
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,434/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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While I attended Portage High School, I learned so much about people and their walks of life. I was heavily involved in the theate program at Portage High School, and I met many kids from different backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, and races. I wouldn't take that experience back for the world. Being in theatre gave me such an indescribable perspective on the human race, and the art of performing, and the love that theatrical performance can instill in your heart.For anyone considering to send their children to Portage High School, I would highly reccomend it. Regardless of what program your child is involved in at this particular school, they will be rewarded, validated, and their grades will not slip due to the encouragement from the administration!
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Last year, my junior year, was my first year ever at Portage High School. I instantly became welcomed by the Portage Girls Soccer team, they became my second family. Whenever school started I was very nervous and shy. Academically I was ready but socially I was not. The teachers at Portage High School go beyond what’s expected of them to become a role model rather than only a teacher. Overall Portage High School is one for the books!
Portage high school is a A rated school that has been trying to stay a A school and help their students. Since the shootings have been going on, my school has been making sure we get inside the school safely and making sure we get to class safely. Then also make sure you get out the school safely. The some teachers are the best teachers we can have because they do not lounge around, but they are chilled and help students be successful while helping them get ready for college. Portage does not really prepare us students for college and this is coming from me as a senior, but some classes students can take or vocationals students take can actually prepare them for college. However, Portage High School is still growing and trying to become better than they have each passing year.