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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Portland High School is an above average, public school located in Portland, TN. It has 1,092 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
About Portland High School...
School District
Sumner County Schools
Address
600 College St
Portland, TN 37148
Telephone
(615) 325-9201

Portland High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
128 responses
AP Enrollment
3%

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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
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$48,449
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$790
National
$949
Median Home Value
$131,100
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Pep Rallies, Carnival Day, Prom Fashion Show, etc.
    24%
  • Football games
    21%
  • Renassaince kick offs
    17%
  • Basketball games
    10%
  • Soccer games
    10%
  • WOMANLESS BEAUTY PAGEANT!!!!!
    7%
  • FFA!!!!!
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,092
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,161
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.4%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,265/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Portland High School is wonderful! I have went there my entire four years. The faculty and staff care about the students tremendously. If you are having any problems personal or school wise there is always someone there to lend an ear and helping hand. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to be raised up in such a caring community& school. I will be attending WKU in the summer of 2019, and would like to extend my gratitude and love to the teacher's and staff I've gotten the pleasure of knowing these four years. Thank you all for everything you've done to help me prepare for a higher education.
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I love Portland High School because of the deep sense of community that can be felt day in and day out. Throughout my time at PHS, I have seen tragedy and heartache, but I’ve also seen a lot of wins for our student body. Through all of the ups and the downs, we have become a family; there for each other no matter what. Furthermore, PHS offers countless opportunities for school involvement. There is something for everybody, which is exciting because it gets students excited for their high school experience!
All three of my children had great high school experiences! Portland High School teachers, administrators, and staff really care about the students; and work extremely hard to help each and every student to succeed!