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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Portland High School is a public school located in Portland, MI. It has 655 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
Address
1100 Ionia Rd
Portland, MI 48875
Telephone
(517) 647-2981
Website

Portland High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1200
29 responses
Average ACT
26
38 responses
AP Enrollment
6%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$54,327
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$823
National
$949
Median Home Value
$117,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Friday night football games
    63%
  • Friday Games
    25%
  • Homecoming
    13%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
655
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,981
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.9%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,255/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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Portland is a small town with a lot of history and older values; this is often reflected in the school. We are a close-knit school with an emphasis on school spirit and hard work. Most of the teachers are very enthusiastic when it comes to their job and many are downright inspiring. The band is like my home away from home. My school has a lot going for it, but it's not all good. I think the biggest thing I would change about my school is how the teachers are often treated. Most are overworked and under-appreciated-especially the para-pros. I would also like to see our school recycle more and put more emphasis on no-bullying policies.
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Portland High School had a multitude of teachers that loved what they were doing. The teachers who inspired me to be like them always pushed me forward, giving me all the trust and faith I needed to succeed. However, some of the more older teachers who had gained their tenure did not care about the work they were doing, and would take at least one day off every week because they could. Clubs at Portland were nonexistent, and the main focus and budget went to sports programs, such as football. Academics were rarely celebrated by the administration at Portland, since our main profits came from sporting events. Never did we have a "Raider of the Week" who's profile did not include at least one sport. However, the sense of community and belonging during events like football games was profound and enlightening, making that my favorite part of being at Portland.
Portland High School is a great school for its size. There is a strong focus on athletics. The school lacks in preparing students for college and supporting the fine arts. The school environment is safe and the staff takes great care of students. Overall, Portland High School is a great choice for those who want a smaller environment and a strong focus on athletics.