Portage Northern High School

1000 Idaho Ave
Portage, MI 49024
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Portage Northern High School serves 1,289 students in grades 9-12.
Portage Northern High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 71% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 36% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,289 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 20% in MI)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Portage Northern High School's student population of 1,289 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
1,289 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
60 teachers
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School Rankings

Portage Northern High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,925 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Portage Northern High School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#472 out of 2925 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
7%
3%
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Hispanic
8%
9%
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Black
8%
18%
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White
67%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Graduation Rate
95%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Portage Northern High School's ranking?
Portage Northern High School is ranked #472 out of 2,925 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan.
What schools are Portage Northern High School often compared to?
Portage Northern High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Portage Central High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
45% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% MI state average), while 71% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% MI state average).
What is the graduation rate of Portage Northern High School?
The graduation rate of Portage Northern High School is 95%, which is higher than the Michigan state average of 84%.
How many students attend Portage Northern High School?
1,289 students attend Portage Northern High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
67% of Portage Northern High School students are White, 10% of students are Two or more races, 8% of students are Black, 8% of students are Hispanic, and 7% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Portage Northern High School?
Portage Northern High School has a student ration of 21:1, which is higher than the Michigan state average of 17:1.
What grades does Portage Northern High School offer ?
Portage Northern High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Portage Northern High School part of?
Portage Northern High School is part of Portage Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,289 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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