Welcome to Portage Public Schools
For 93 years, our District has
been a leader in providing the highest quality K-12 education possible. We
began as an innovative teacher training site for what is now Western
Michigan University, under the leadership of Cleora Skinner. We evolved
throughout the years into a premiere school district with involved parents
and community members, a highly-trained faculty (more than 73% with graduate
degrees), and students learning what they needed to pursue their post-
secondary dreams. We work towards a vision of creating an
exceptional, continously improving learning culture, committed to all!
Today, Portage Public Schools educates more than 8,600
students. Our students:
Attend school at one of 8 elementaries, 3 middle
schools, 2 traditional or 1 alternative high school. All featuring
state-of-the art access to technology and curriculum.
Have access to our International
Baccalaureate program at either Northern or Central High School, online
and dual-enrollment classes and world languages all taught by exceptional
Learn and grow in safe & nuturing schools because of
our community commitment to secure facilities.
As one of the highest achieving school districts in
the State, our students are able to achieve more through a multi-tiered
system of support for learning at every level.
We are pleased that you are
visiting our website and I hope you are finding the information you need. If
not, please contact our Community Relations Office at 323-5162 or 323-5165
and they will assist you in any way they can.
Thank you for your interest in
Portage Public Schools.
Mark T. Bielang
Superintendent of Portage Public