A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Address
2590 Atlantic Ave
Rochester, NY 14625
Telephone
(585) 249-5700

Penfield Central School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
81%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1260
180 responses
Average ACT
29
66 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,469
Free or Reduced Lunch
13.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,013
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$84,221,000
Expenses Per Student
$18,665/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    2%

Penfield Central School District Reviews

9 reviews
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Penfield Central School District is an amazing, supportive community in the suburbs of Rochester, New York. The majority of teachers truly have the best interests of their students in mind, and will work as hard as they can to not only teach their students, but also have a positive influence on them. The other faculty are outstanding, always walking around the high school with a smile on their face, especially the janitors. I have been in the district since I was in Kindergarten, and am now a senior at the high school. Although there have been several rough patches throughout my time there, Penfield has shown their continued support. It's weird to think I won't be a Penfield student next year, as it is all I have known my entire life. And it has been outstanding.
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On the whole, I think I received an excellent education. However there are a few things I would change: the sports program, as in many places, receives way too much attention and funding in proportion to everything else. We were forced to make up gym class after school. We had little to no mandatory practice public speaking. They offer AP World history, but not European history. That said, they have (or at least had, before all the budget cuts) a top music program. They offer a fair number of AP classes. They have newly renovated science, math, and arts wings.
I liked how the Penfield schools challenged me growing up. For the subjects I struggled in, like math and science, I was always able to get extra help in order to succeed in said classes.
If I could change one thing about Penfield is the lack of diversity in the schools. Penfield consists of mainly Caucasians so that makes the minority students feel uncomfortable at times.