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About Our School

The Houghton-Portage Township School District is located in Houghton, Michigan, which is part of the Keweenaw Peninsula. The School District includes an area of 90.6 square miles with a population of approximately 10,000. Along with major employers such as Portage Heath Systems and Michigan Technological University, tourism plays a leading role in the local economic industry. With an average of over 200 inches of snow per year in the winter and averaging 70 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer, the residents of the area enjoy a variety of outdoor activities.

The Houghton-Portage School District, established in 1857, provides the highest quality education in a unique community. We have a rich heritage of demanding academics and enriching cultural programs. The student population of the Houghton-Portage Township School District is 1,373. Kindergartners through fifth graders attend Houghton Elementary School with an enrollment of 619. The Houghton Middle School and High School are located in the same building. The middle school includes grades sixth through eighth with an enrollment of 343, while the population of the high school is 411 students. The average graduation rate is 99 % with the average daily attendance rate at 95%. The district attracts approximately 35% of its population through the MI School of Choice option. The District employs over 100 staff members that include secretarial staff, maintenance staff, kitchen staff, paraprofessionals, teachers and administrators.

Houghton Portage Township School's vision is to be a premier school where all students have the foundations for success and are challenged to reach their full potential. Houghton-Portage Township School's mission is to provide an excellent education that prepares all students to be productive citizens and life-long learners. We believe all students can learn and we believe that a strong home/community/school partnership is essential to every successful student.

High School entrance.