85 Mountain Ave
Portage, PA 15946
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Portage Area Junior Senior High School serves 434 students in grades 7-12.
Portage Area Junior Senior High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 52% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is equal to the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).

School Overview

Portage Area Junior Senior High School's student population of 434 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
434 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

Portage Area Junior Senior High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,797 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Portage Area Junior Senior High School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1396 out of 2797 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
1%
11%
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Black
1%
15%
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White
98%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.04
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
16%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 434 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 2%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 50% in PA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 62% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.04 (Btm 50%)

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