Top 10 Best Portage County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 29 public schools serving 8,988 students in Portage County, WI. Portage County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Wisconsin.
The top ranked public schools in Portage County, WI are Bannach Elementary School, Amherst Elementary School and Kennedy Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Portage County, WI public schools have an average math proficiency score of 43% (versus the Wisconsin public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 41% statewide average). Schools in Portage County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Wisconsin public schools.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Wisconsin public school average of 32% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Best Portage County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Bannach Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5400 Walter St
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 345-5668
Grades: K-6
| 431 students
Rank: #22.
Amherst Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
357 N Main St
Amherst, WI 54406
(715) 824-5523
Grades: PK-4
| 321 students
Rank: #33.
Kennedy Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
616 W 2nd St
Junction City, WI 54443
(715) 345-5614
Grades: K-6
| 197 students
Rank: #44.
Mcdill Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2516 School St
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 345-5420
Grades: K-6
| 341 students
Rank: #55.
Roosevelt Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2200 Wisconsin Ave
Plover, WI 54467
(715) 345-5425
Grades: K-6
| 501 students
Rank: #66.
Mckinley Center
Math: 55% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2926 Blaine St
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 345-5421
Grades: K-6
| 389 students
Rank: #77.
Amherst Middle School
Math: 49% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
357 N Main St
Amherst, WI 54406
(715) 824-5524
Grades: 5-8
| 308 students
Rank: #88.
Tomorrow River Community Charter
Charter School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
10186 County Road Mm
Amherst, WI 54406
(715) 824-5521
Grades: PK-4
| 112 students
Rank: #99.
P J Jacobs Junior High School
Math: 43% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2400 Main St
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 345-5422
Grades: 7-9
| 631 students
Rank: #1010.
Almond-bancroft Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1336 Elm St
Almond, WI 54909
(715) 366-2941
Grades: PK-5
| 179 students
Rank: #1111.
Washington Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3500 Prais St
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 345-5426
Grades: K-6
| 419 students
Rank: #1212.
Rosholt High School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
346 W Randolph St
Rosholt, WI 54473
(715) 677-4541
Grades: 9-12
| 175 students
Rank: #1313.
Point Of Discovery School
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1900 W Zinda Dr
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 345-5566
Grades: 6-10
| 94 students
Rank: #1414.
Jefferson Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1800 East Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 345-5418
Grades: K-6
| 238 students
Rank: #1515.
Benjamin Franklin Junior High School
Math: 34% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2000 Polk St
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 345-5413
Grades: 7-9
| 827 students
Rank: #1616.
Stevens Point Area Senior High School
Math: 33% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1201 N Point Dr
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 345-5400
Grades: 10-12
| 1,463 students
Rank: #1717.
Plover-whiting Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 Hoover Ave
Plover, WI 54467
(715) 345-5424
Grades: K-6
| 435 students
Rank: #1818.
Amherst High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
357 N Main St
Amherst, WI 54406
(715) 824-5522
Grades: 9-12
| 342 students
Rank: #1919.
Madison Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
600 Maria Dr
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 345-5419
Grades: K-6
| 374 students
Rank: #2020.
Rosholt Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
346 W Randolph St
Rosholt, WI 54473
(715) 677-4543
Grades: PK-6
| 244 students
Rank: #2121.
Almond-bancroft Middle School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1336 Elm St
Almond, WI 54909
(715) 366-2941
Grades: 6-8
| 85 students
Rank: #2222.
Rosholt Middle School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
346 W Randolph St
Rosholt, WI 54473
(715) 677-4541
Grades: 7-8
| 82 students
Rank: #2323.
Almond-bancroft High School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1336 Elm St
Almond, WI 54909
(715) 366-2941
Grades: 9-12
| 111 students
Rank: #2424.
Charles F Fernandez Center Alt Learning
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1025 Clark St
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 345-5592
Grades: 9-12
| 77 students
Rank: n/an/a
Juvenile Detention
Alternative School
1500 Strongs Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 346-1263
Grades: K-12
| 9 students
Rank: n/an/a
Point 4 The Future
1900 Polk St
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 343-6628
Grades: PK
| 449 students
Rank: n/an/a
Preschool Options
Special Education School
1900 Polk St
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 345-2773
Grades: PK
| 27 students
Rank: n/an/a
Tomorrow River Community Middle (Trcms)
Charter School
10186 County Road Mm
Amherst Junction, WI 54407
(715) 346-2730
Grades: 5-8
| 56 students
Rank: n/an/a
10186 County Road Mm
Amherst Junction, WI 54407
(715) 346-2730
Grades: PK-8
| 71 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Portage County, WI

Portage County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
5590 School St
Bancroft, WI 54921
(715) 335-2941
Grades: PK-K
| 60 students
2000 Polk St
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 345-5620
Grades: 7-9
| n/a students
357 N Main St
Amherst, WI 54406
(715) 824-5522
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Esd High School (Closed 2005)
Alternative School
Charter School
1201 N Point Dr
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 345-7312
Grades: 10-12
| 37 students
Jackson Environmental Center (Closed 2006)
Alternative School
Charter School
1900 W Zinda Dr
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 345-5417
Grades: PK-6
| 342 students
Winnequah Middle School (Closed 2021)
Alternative School
Charter School
1900 W Zinda Dr
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 345-5417
Grades: PK-6
| 371 students
1201 North Point Dr
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 345-5504
Grades: 10-12
| n/a students

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