Portage West Middle School

  • Portage West Middle School serves 708 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 53% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 62% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34%.

Top Placements

Portage West Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

  • Portage West Middle School's student population of 708 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students708 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Portage West Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Portage West Middle School is 0.46, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.28. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall School Rank#497 out of 3,159 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
39%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Portage West Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio22:118:1
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Asian
12%
3%
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Hispanic
5%
8%
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Black
5%
18%
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White
72%
66%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Portage West Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.460.28
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Portage West Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
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School District NamePortage Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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