Educating the Future since 1922
Portage Public School (PPS) serves more than 8700 students each year in 8 elementary schools, 3 middle schools and 3 high schools. The district employs around 1400 people, more than 500 whom are teachers. Approximately 75 percent of all faculty hold master’s degrees.
We offer many exceptional programs for students of all abilities. Portage Central and Portage Northern High Schools offer the International Baccalaureate Program, Community High serves student who haven’t found success in the traditional high school setting. All students have access to Education for Employment (EFE) and Education for the Arts (EFA) which are offered in cooperation with Kalamazoo Regional Service Agency (KRESA). PPS Special Education Program directs the Southern Service area for KRESA providing administrative and technical support for Special Education in Portage, Schoolcraft and Vicksburg School Districts.
Portage Northern and Portage Central High schools consistently rank in the top high schools in Michigan by US News & World Report.
PPS enjoys wide support from the Portage Community, with many partnerships with public and private entities. The Building the Future of Learning project has resulted in the approval of a $144 million bond project to replace two aging middle schools, build two new sports complexes at Portage Central and Portage Northern, and bring 1:1 computing technology to every student. To learn more about Building the Future of Learning visit our blog at ppsconstruction.blogspot.com/