Portage High School



Portage High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Portage High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 659
10 660
11 710
12 609

Portage High School is a public high school of the Portage Township School District located in Portage, IN. It has 2,638 students in grades 9th through 12th. Portage High School is the 11th largest public high school in Indiana and the 449th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 21.1 to 1.

Total Students: 2,638
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 21.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 125

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Portage High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 1,329
(50%)
1,329
(50%)
 Female 1,309
(50%)
1,309
(50%)

Portage High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 1,723
(65%)
1,723
(65%)
 Hispanic 483
(18%)
483
(18%)
 Black 248
(9%)
248
(9%)
 Two or More 145
(5%)
145
(5%)
 Asian 28
(1%)
28
(1%)
 American Indian 11
(0%)
11
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Portage High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,285
(49%)
1,285
(49%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,027
(39%)
1,027
(39%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 326
(12%)
326
(12%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Portage High School is ranked 8th out of 0 ranked schools in Indiana, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Portage High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (51.3%) is slightly higher than the state average of 43.7%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Portage High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 2595
2006 2478
2007 2565
2008 2526
2009 2426
2010 2668
2011 2616
2012 2638

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 20
2006 N/A
2007 20.3
2008 19.9
2009 17.7
2010 21.4
2011 19.2
2012 21.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.26705202312139
2006 0.31517352703793
2007 0.34463937621832
2008 0.41330166270784
2009 0.45877988458368
2010 0.47226386806597
2011 0.48738532110092
2012 0.51288855193328

Compare Portage High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.3% 16.1:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
2,110.0% 21.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 43.7%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 51.3%
 

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