//Why Portage?
Why Portage? 2017-06-28T21:39:32+00:00

Why Portage?

Fast Facts:

  • Portage Public Schools (PPS) has approximately 8,700 students throughout 8 elementary, 3 middle, and 3 high schools.
  • PPS has outstanding results in student achievement in all testing measurements.
  • Half of all high school juniors and seniors take International Baccalaureate classes.
  • PPS will begin offering an Early-Middle College program in the fall of 2017, in partnership with KVCC.
  • Academically Talented Youth Programs (ATYP) provides advanced mathematics and writing instruction for academically-advanced middle school students.
  • PPS participates in the county-wide Education for Employment (EFE) and Education for the Arts (EFA) programs. EFE and EFA students have a range of opportunities open to them, including school-based, business-based, arts/technology-based, and cooperative education classes.
  • More than 70% of faculty hold master’s degrees.
  • Faculty professional development stresses individual student learning styles.
  • We are the first area district to offer online learning, parent internet viewing, and campus-wide wireless. PPS is also moving to 1:1 Chromebooks for all students to enhance classroom learning.