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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Portage High School is an above average, public school located in Portage, WI. It has 803 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.
Address
301 E Collins St
Portage, WI 53901
Telephone
(608) 742-8545
Website
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Portage High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1290
5 responses
Average ACT
25
108 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$45,684
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$711
National
$949
Median Home Value
$118,900
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
Report
  • 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
803
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
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
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,559
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
$10,952/ 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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As a current student at Portage High School, the school district has prepared me for my future. However, there could be more higher level classes offered for the advanced students. In addition, teachers often focus too much of the high level and lower level students that the middle level students get left behind. While Portage High School offers many resources to their students through the library and chrome books, the facilities could still be improved upon by adding extra gyms, classrooms, and a pool. There is little diversity to the school in a racial aspect. There are different economic classes, but the majority is very close to the same level. I have received a quality education at Portage High School, but there is a lot of room for improvement.
The school has great teachers and prepares you well for further education. The teachers push you to be the best most well rounded individual you can be. The science and engineering classes are extensive and the teachers in this discipline will help you get into clubs like Skills USA to compete with others around the state. There are many other clubs you can join to help you decide what you want to do in later life. The facilities are better than average for a smaller town. The sports programs aren't great but they do try hard.