Portage school information

Average Test Scores57%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:122:116:1
Total public schools153,42179,221
Total private schools383524,874
Total post-secondary schools21967,963
The Portage, MI educational system consists of 15 public schools, 3 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Portage public schools have average test scores of 57% which is 41% higher than than the Michigan average and 16% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Portage public schools is 18:1, compared to 22:1 in Michigan and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 93.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 93.0% have completed high school, 42.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Portage are 16% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 15 public schools in Portage.
  • 93.2% of people in Portage have completed 8th grade.
  • 93.0% of people in Portage have completed high school.
  • 42.1% of people in Portage have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Portage

Completed 8th grade93.2%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school93.0%85.9%83.0%
Completed some college74.5%60.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree52.8%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors42.1%27.4%30.3%
Completed masters15.6%10.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.7%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.9%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Portage (high school & post-secondary)

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Portage, MI47,85457%16%

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Portage, MI47,85457%16%
Source: The Portage, MI education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.