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Principal's Corner

Welcome to the Portage High School website
designed to keep our students, parents and community
up to date on happenings at PHS, to celebrate the good news
of our students and organizations, to make connections
with high school staff and to provide resources 

for school use now and beyond high school.  

Important Dates

September 2--1st Day of School--Freshmen Only

We will orient 9th graders to high school life and connect them with upperclassmen 

who will mentor and support them in their first year at PHS.

Additionally, students will learn about extra-curricular opportunities,

tour the building and meet with Administration

about how to make their four years at PHS a success!

September 3--All students grades 9-12 return to PHS


We look forward to a great 2014-15 school year.  


To see the great things happening at PHS and other news events 

follow me on Twitter @PHSPrincipal





The ACT results released recently show

Portage’s average composite score is

a 23.5 among 107 students tested,

which is the 

20th highest score posted in Wisconsin

for the Class of 2014.


A total of 65 schools out of 460 scored

an average of 23.5 or higher.  

The state average this year was 22.2.  

Last year PHS had a composite score of 23. 

Looking at the five year trend,

PHS has seen steady growth in ALL content areas.


English = 22.9----up 0.9 since 2010

Math =  23.1---- up 1.9 since 2010

Reading = 23.4----up 0.1 since 2010

Science = 23.8 up 1.7 since 2010

COMPOSITE 23.5 up 1.2 since 2010





Meet our new

Assistant Principal
Matt Paulsen


Mr. Matt Paulsen is the new assistant principal at Portage High School and principal of Portage Academy of Achievement. 

Mr. Paulsen focuses on learning and growth with a student-centered approach to education. He believes strongly in a shared leadership model giving voice and choice to all stakeholders as we collaborate to meet the individual needs of each student.

Mr. Paulsen has served as the Wabeno High School principal for two years. Prior to that, he has served in several science positions with Crivitz, Memoninee Indian School District, CESA 2, and two districts in Alaska. 

Mr. Paulsen received his undergraduate degree in biology with a chemistry minor from UW-Platteville and his master’s degree in principal and director of instruction certification from Concordia University.


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German Exchange  

Memories of a great summer!


Wall of Honor Information
Portage High School is creating a "Wall of Honor"
to all military personnel
who have graduated from PHS since 1998.
We are seeking names, contact information, graduation year,
branch of the military, and a 5x7 formal military picture of each person.

For questions or to volunteer information
contact Elizabeth Hansen at 742-8545
or by email at 
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