Portage High School

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This article is about the school in Indiana. For the school in Wisconsin, see Portage High School (Wisconsin).
Portage High School
6450 U.S. Highway 6
Portage, Indiana, 46368
United States
Coordinates 41°33′08″N 87°10′11″W / 41.55222°N 87.16972°W / 41.55222; -87.16972Coordinates: 41°33′08″N 87°10′11″W / 41.55222°N 87.16972°W / 41.55222; -87.16972
Funding type Public
Opened 1980
School district Portage Township Schools
Principal Jennifer Sass
Staff 130+
Grades 9–12
Number of students 2,594 (2013 enrollment)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 21[1]


Red, Black, and White
Song Go U Northwestern
Athletics conference Duneland Athletic Conference
Nickname Indian
Newspaper Pow Wow
Yearbook Legend
TV Station Indians News Network (INN)

Portage High School is a public high school in Indiana that serves grades 9 through 12. The school has been in the area since the 1960s but can be dated back to the 1940s. The school serves the Portage, Indiana area as well as the South Haven area of Valparaiso, Indiana and Ogden Dunes, Indiana. The principal is Jennifer Sass.[2]


Portage High School offers a wide range of athletics including:[3]

All sports compete in the Duneland Athletic Conference (DAC).

Portage High School also hosts the 14th oldest MCJROTC unit in the United States.[citation needed]

Portage High School also has a marching band named "The Pride of Portage Marching Band."[4]


Portage High School also offers a wide range of academic classes including AP classes and dual credit classes.


The Publications Department produces the school newspaper (the Pow Wow), the student yearbook the (Legend), and a website.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]