Portage Township, Porter County, Indiana
West Beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
|• Type||Indiana township|
|• Total||38.25 sq mi (99.07 km2)|
|• Land||35.57 sq mi (92.12 km2)|
|• Water||2.68 sq mi (6.95 km2)|
|Elevation||636 ft (194 m)|
|• Density||1,323.8/sq mi (511.13/km2)|
|GNIS feature ID||453758|
Cities and towns
The city of Portage has an extensive park system. Also within the township is the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's primary beach of West Beach and a new facility called Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk.
Portage Township is home to Portage Township Schools.
- Purdue University North Central (classes offered at Portage High School)
- Indiana University Northwest
- Ivy Tech (classes offered at Willowcreek Middle School; full-service campus to be built in 2008)
The Corporation is reviewing the results of a population growth study to determine future facility needs. Current options include: 1) Constructing a ninth elementary school; 2) Constructing a third middle school; or 3) Constructing an intermediate (5th-6th grade) school. For the 2007-2008 school year the Portage Township Schools student enrollment was 8,541.
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