PORTAGE NORTHERN HIGH SCHOOL

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1000 IDAHO AVE
PORTAGE, MI 49024
School Information
  • School Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Portage Public Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 19:1
  • Students/Grade: 345
  • Number Students: 1380
  • Number Teachers: 80
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5422
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Jim French
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (3106 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (80 Reviews)
    Page 1 of 16
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-04-01
    "Portage Northern as a whole was amazing. The teachers there really care about the quality of education a student gets and they do whatever possible to make sure that you succeed in life and academics."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-11-01
    "Overall I think that it's a really good school. All the teachers are pretty good and are dedicated to actually helping you learn and not just blowing students off. One of the most annoying things though is the parking pass that you have to pay for just to park in the student parking lot."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-10-01
    "Teachers do a good job helping students. Much needed help with student bullying. Clean and updated."
    Topic: Academics | Rating:
    Posted 2016-10-01
    "A wide variety of classes are available in the course catalogue at my high school, and the scheduling process is straightforward and easy to follow along with. In January, students are called down to the auditorium to meet with their counselors to discuss and schedule their classes for the following year, and they bring the slip of paper that has the courses they want written on it. The following fall, you get your schedule and once you get a few weeks into the marking period, you'll notice that the teachers, no matter if they teach a core class or an elective, are passionate about what they teach and want you to be, as well. For the most part, the staff doesn't assign too much work outside of school unless students take IB classes, then they have a few hours of homework a night. Popular classes include Latin, Power Training, Art classes, and Ancient World History, and the teachers for those subjects are all confident and excited that students want to learn in those classes."
    Topic: Student Culture & Diversity | Rating:
    Posted 2016-10-01
    "The social scene at Portage Northern is a very positive thing. In the three years I've attended, I've never once seen someone being bullied in the halls or outside the school. I see people being accepted and cherished despite the fact that they might not be exactly the same as everyone else, and differences are not a negative thing in the eyes of the student body. Our school is full of diversity, and nobody is afraid to go to school because they are a little different. There are many foreign exchange students, a wide variety of races and ethnicities, sexual orientations, religions, and learning disordered, and none of the said things are looked down upon. I have seen students notice exchange students who don't understand English very well and take them under their wing to help them along and try to learn about the other's culture. There's a blind freshman boy at my school, and there's always someone new helping him to his classes so nobody accidentally runs into him or vice versa, and a lesbian couple was voted the "cutest couple" last year in the whole school. Overall, the students attending Portage Northern aren't insensitive and are eager to learn about their fellow classmates."
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