Portage Central High School

Portage Central High School serves 1,389 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the MI average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Portage Central High School operates within the Portage School District.
The school district's 91% graduation rate is higher than the MI state average of 82%.

Overview

The student population of 1389 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 61 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,389 students
Portage Central High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 61 teachers
Portage Central High School Total Teachers (1990-2013)
Students by Grade Portage Central High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.29 is more than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1 18:1
Portage Central High School Student Teacher Ratio (1990-2013)
American Indian
1%
1%
Portage Central High School American Indian Students (2001-2003)
Asian
6%
3%
Portage Central High School Asian Students (1988-2013)
Hispanic
2%
6%
Portage Central High School Black Students (1989-2013)
Black
5%
22%
Portage Central High School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
84%
66%
Portage Central High School White Students (1988-2013)
Two or more races
2%
2%
Portage Central High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Portage Central High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.29 0.26
Portage Central High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
11%
44%
Portage Central High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
6%
Portage Central High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,057 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 91% has decreased from 99% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,959 is less than the state average of $11,537. The district revenue/student has grown by 25% over four years.
The district spending/student of $12,686 is higher than the state average of $11,612. The district spending/student has grown by 43% over four years.
School District Name Portage School District
Number of Schools
Managed
14
3
Number of Students Managed 9,057 822
Portage School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 91% 82%
Portage School District Graduation Rate (2003-2009)
District Total Revenue $96 MM $11 MM
Portage School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $112 MM $11 MM
Portage School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,959 $11,537
Portage School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,686 $11,612
Portage School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Portage Community High School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Portage Central Middle School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Central Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • PortagePortage Central Middle School
    8305 South Westnedge Ave
    PortageMI 49002
    (269)323-5600
    0.2 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 702 students                      
  • PortageCentral Elementary School
    8422 South Westnedge Ave
    PortageMI 49002
    (269)323-6100
    0.3 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 390 students                      
  • PortageWoodland Elementary School
    1401 Woodland Dr
    PortageMI 49024
    (269)323-6600
    1.2 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 369 students                      
  • PortageHaverhill Elementary School
    6633 Haverhill Ave
    PortageMI 49024
    (269)323-6200
    1.9 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 374 students                      
  • PortageMoorsbridge Elementary School
    7361 Moors Bridge Rd
    PortageMI 49024
    (269)323-6400
    2.2 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 535 students                      

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