Portage Central High School

8135 South Westnedge Ave,

Portage, MI, 49002-5433

Tel: (269)323-5200
Grades: 9-12

1,343 students

Portage Central High School serves 1,343 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the MI average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the state average of 33%.
Portage Central High School operates within the Portage Public s School District.
The school district's 91% graduation rate is higher than the MI state average of 82%.

Overview

The student population of 1343 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 61 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,343 students
Portage Central High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 61 teachers
Portage Central High School Total Classroom Teachers (1990-2012)
Students by Grade Portage Central High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 18:1
Portage Central High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1990-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
5%
3%
Portage Central High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
2%
6%
Portage Central High School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
3%
22%
Portage Central High School Black (1988-2012)
White
86%
67%
Portage Central High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Portage Central High School Sch Ethnicity Portage Central High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.26 0.48
Portage Central High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
13%
44%
Portage Central High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2012)
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.
4%
6%
Portage Central High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 8,994 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Portage Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
14
3
Number of Students Managed 8,994 806
Portage Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 91% 82%
Portage Public s School District Graduation Rate (2003-2009)
District Total Revenue $96 MM $11 MM
Portage Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $112 MM $11 MM
Portage Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,073 $11,537
Portage Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,817 $11,612
Portage Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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 Students Grades
  • Portage Portage Central Middle School
    8305 South Westnedge Ave
    Portage , MI , 49002
    (269)323-5600
    0.2  mi  |  698  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Portage Central Elementary School
    8422 South Westnedge Ave
    Portage , MI , 49002
    (269)323-6100
    0.3  mi  |  390  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Portage Woodland Elementary School
    1401 Woodland Dr
    Portage , MI , 49024
    (269)323-6600
    1.2  mi  |  351  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Portage Haverhill Elementary School
    6633 Haverhill Ave
    Portage , MI , 49024
    (269)323-6200
    1.9  mi  |  404  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Portage Moorsbridge Elementary School
    7361 Moors Bridge Rd
    Portage , MI , 49024
    (269)323-6400
    2.2  mi  |  511  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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