About Portage Northern High School

Portage Northern High School
1000 Idaho Ave.
Portage, MI 49024
Phone: 269.323.5400
Fax: 269.323.5490

“The mission of Portage Northern High School is to engage our community, inspire all learners to achieve success, and develop a foundation for lifelong learning in a global society.”

Portage Northern High School serves approximately 1,350 students from ninth through twelfth grades. In addition to meeting the regular education needs of students living in the NHS attendance area, the school also houses several special education programs that address the needs of students throughout the Portage district.

Northern is one of four Michigan high schools currently authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, a rigorous curriculum for grades 11 and 12 that focuses on globalism and interdisciplinary study.

Northern High School is accredited by the North Central Association of Schools. The school staff, led by the building’s site-based team, guides the building’s ongoing, data-driven School Improvement process.

Here is our official School Profile.

Annual Education Report, Cover letter with links


Building Administrators

Contact Position Phone
Nate Ledlow  Interim Principal 269.323.5455
Kelly Hinga Assistant Principal 269.323.5458
Chris Riker Assistant Principal, Director of Athletics 269.323.5456