Portage school information

IndexPortageWisconsinNational
Average Test Scores45%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools101,86979,221
Total private schools287224,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1147,963
The Portage, WI educational system consists of 10 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Portage public schools have average test scores of 45% which is 3% lower than than the Wisconsin average and 8% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Portage public schools is 15:1, compared to 14:1 in Wisconsin and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 81.5% have completed high school, 15.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Portage are 8% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 10 public schools in Portage.
  • 82.2% of people in Portage have completed 8th grade.
  • 81.5% of people in Portage have completed high school.
  • 15.6% of people in Portage have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Portage

IndexPortageWisconsinNational
Completed 8th grade82.2%89.0%84.3%
Completed high school81.5%87.8%83.0%
Completed some college50.7%59.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree27.0%38.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors15.6%28.4%30.3%
Completed masters3.5%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.1%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.1%1.3%

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

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Portage, WI10,25545%8%

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Source: The Portage, WI 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.