Portage Northern High School

Public 9-12

 1000 Idaho Ave
       Portage, MI  49024-1233


 (616) 323-5400

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District: Portage Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
55th of 666 Michigan High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  20.9
Number of students:  1,350

Racial breakdown:

White:
72.9%
Two or more races:
8.3%
Hispanic:
6.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  21.0%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, September 5, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Portage Northern High School ranked better than 91.7% of high schools in Michigan. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.57. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Portage Northern High School has the largest high school student body size in the Portage Public Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (72.9%), two or more races (8.3%), Hispanic (6.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 21% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Portage Northern High School is 20.9. 1 high schools in the Portage Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Portage Northern High School employs 64.4 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Portage Northern High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Portage Northern High School 55th of 666 Michigan public high schools. (See Portage Northern High School in the ranking list.)

Portage Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Portage Public Schools 67th of 598 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Portage Northern High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 84.45 82nd 705 88.4%
2007 88.19 53rd 767 93.1%
2008 85.27 91st 750 87.9%
2009 89.22 55th 754 92.7%
2010 88.05 48th 765 93.7%
2011 83.05 97th 784 87.6%
2012 87.68 78th 773 89.9%
2013 87.47 84th 805 89.6%
2014 87.91 68th 799 91.5%
2015 92.79 36th 832 95.7%
2016 89.41 61st 852 92.8%
2017 87.08 78th 835 90.7%
2018 83.34 114th 824 86.2%
2019 90.57 55th 666 91.7%

Data source: test scores: Michigan Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Portage Northern High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1195 61 49 15 10 n/a n/a 0 1282
1989 1093 74 47 18 7 n/a n/a 0 1186
1990 1072 62 43 11 6 n/a n/a 0 1134
1991 971 68 56 24 6 n/a n/a 0 1125
1992 976 70 57 21 8 n/a n/a 0 1132
1993 958 46 70 32 28 n/a n/a 0 1134
1994 974 56 78 36 21 n/a n/a 0 1165
1995 1069 57 64 32 9 n/a n/a 0 1231
1996 1069 57 64 32 9 n/a n/a 0 1231
1997 1076 71 60 30 6 n/a n/a 0 1243
1998 1144 69 51 27 2 n/a n/a 0 1293
1999 1090 72 53 20 4 n/a n/a 0 1239
2000 1061 75 49 18 4 n/a n/a 0 1207
2001 1112 77 56 19 3 n/a n/a 0 1267
2002 1243 82 56 17 3 n/a n/a 2 1403
2003 1243 82 56 17 3 n/a n/a 2 1403
2004 1176 85 61 22 6 n/a n/a 4 1354
2005 1169 93 58 16 7 n/a n/a 5 1348
2006 1169 103 73 24 6 n/a n/a 4 1379
2007 1070 119 72 28 4 n/a n/a 4 1297
2008 1120 127 65 23 4 n/a n/a 3 1342
2009 1102 112 66 18 4 n/a n/a 2 1304
2010 1073 110 74 27 5 n/a n/a 4 1293
2011 1034 99 64 35 2 0 58 0 1292
2012 1035 116 77 41 9 1 36 0 1315
2013 1034 131 78 62 3 2 59 0 1369
2014 1017 106 87 66 4 0 100 0 1380
2015 997 89 92 87 1 1 119 0 1386
2016 1019 85 75 81 1 1 112 0 1374
2017 984 79 84 88 2 1 112 0 1350

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Portage Northern High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1282 n/a n/a n/a
1989 1186 n/a n/a 1.3
1990 1134 80.0 14.1 1.2
1991 1125 n/a n/a n/a
1992 1132 n/a n/a 3.2
1993 1134 n/a 0.0 3.3
1994 1165 58.2 20.0 2.1
1995 1231 70.7 17.4 3.1
1996 1231 70.7 17.4 3.1
1997 1243 64.0 19.4 4.0
1998 1293 61.0 21.2 4.3
1999 1239 72.0 17.2 4.8
2000 1207 65.2 18.5 7.9
2001 1267 69.2 18.3 7.0
2002 1403 60.7 23.1 11.0
2003 1403 60.7 23.1 11.0
2004 1354 71.9 18.8 10.7
2005 1348 72.2 18.7 13.2
2006 1379 71.1 19.4 15.3
2007 1297 74.5 17.4 18.9
2008 1342 72.9 18.4 18.0
2009 1304 75.2 17.3 20.2
2010 1293 72.6 17.8 19.5
2011 1292 66.1 19.5 21.1
2012 1315 62.4 21.0 22.7
2013 1369 62.4 21.9 22.9
2014 1380 65.6 21.0 21.8
2015 1386 63.0 22.0 22.5
2016 1374 62.0 22.1 21.8
2017 1350 64.4 20.9 21.0

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Portage Northern High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1282 n/a n/a n/a
1989 1186 n/a n/a 1.3
1990 1134 80.0 14.1 1.2
1991 1125 n/a n/a n/a
1992 1132 n/a n/a 3.2
1993 1134 n/a 0.0 3.3
1994 1165 58.2 20.0 2.1
1995 1231 70.7 17.4 3.1
1996 1231 70.7 17.4 3.1
1997 1243 64.0 19.4 4.0
1998 1293 61.0 21.2 4.3
1999 1239 72.0 17.2 4.8
2000 1207 65.2 18.5 7.9
2001 1267 69.2 18.3 7.0
2002 1403 60.7 23.1 11.0
2003 1403 60.7 23.1 11.0
2004 1354 71.9 18.8 10.7
2005 1348 72.2 18.7 13.2
2006 1379 71.1 19.4 15.3
2007 1297 74.5 17.4 18.9
2008 1342 72.9 18.4 18.0
2009 1304 75.2 17.3 20.2
2010 1293 72.6 17.8 19.5
2011 1292 66.1 19.5 21.1
2012 1315 62.4 21.0 22.7
2013 1369 62.4 21.9 22.9
2014 1380 65.6 21.0 21.8
2015 1386 63.0 22.0 22.5
2016 1374 62.0 22.1 21.8
2017 1350 64.4 20.9 21.0

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Michigan Department of Education.

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