8135 South Westnedge Ave
Portage, MI 49002
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Portage Central High School serves 1,356 students in grades 9-12.
Portage Central High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 61% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 77% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Portage Central High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

Portage Central High School's student population of 1,356 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 60 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,356 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
60 teachers
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School Rankings

Portage Central High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 3,120 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Portage Central High School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#227 out of 3120 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
7%
3%
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Hispanic
5%
8%
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Black
3%
18%
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White
80%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.35
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Graduation Rate
≥99%
85%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   12/16/2019
This school is awesome. They have awesome lunch choices, amazing sports teams(that beat northern every time).
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Jacob, Earl

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,356 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥99% (Top 1% in MI)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 77% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.35 (Top 50%)

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