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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Portage High School is an above average, public school located in Portage, WI. It has 765 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.

Portage High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1300
6 responses
Average ACT
25
127 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$43,003
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$706
National
$949
Median Home Value
$122,400
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.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
  • Homecoming week
    28%
  • Games
    22%
  • Junior Prom
    22%
  • Marsh Madness
    17%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
765
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
100%
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
$55,991
Teachers in First/Second Year
18%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,651/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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Portage High School is a good high school considering the size of the town it is in. The only thing I think needs improvement is the clock/ bell system. For two and a half years, the digital clocks throughout the building and sometimes the bell system that goes with it have not worked. This is frustrating as a student. The gym was recently redone with the walls being painted and the floor being replaced, but there are still no working clocks in the classroom! That’s ridiculous.
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Portage High School is a relatively small high school that allows students a more personal experience with their teachers and peers. The administration of Portage High School has always focused on getting to know each student as an individual, that being said, the administration has always worked very hard to provide each student with personalized tools and support so that they are ready and able to have a good high school experience and be well-equipped for whatever they chose to do after. Portage High School also offers several extra-curricular activities such as sports with knowledgable coaching that not only cares to enhance each player's performance and athletic ability, but also their character. As far as clubs go, Portage offers a wide variety of clubs that lends to different skills and interests. These clubs are constantly making improvements and new clubs are added almost every year, as students are able and encouraged to create new ones.
Portage High School seems excellent compared to any other high school I have heard about. The teachers listen and care about their students. A majority of the teachers learn to teach the students inefficient ways that will keep them awake and listening. The school is also very open to helping others. For example, When some bad incidents happen the teachers make sure to let the students know they can come and talk anytime. The school is also very clean. The food is also great and I eat it every day, It's amazing how they also have other options if you aren't intrested in the main lunch that day.