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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation is a highly rated, public school district located in Mishawaka, IN. It has 10,008 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
About Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation...
Address
55900 Bittersweet Rd
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Telephone
(574) 259-7941

Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1200
755 responses
Average ACT
27
290 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
10,008
Free or Reduced Lunch
24.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$93,007,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,288/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    4%

Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation Reviews

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The school was generally really good. There are some obvious complaints however. I wished the school would have seemed to have cared more for it's students. I understand that they have implemented programs and encouraged talking to a counselor, however, it doesn't bring the students to the counselors and make them want to go get help. The academics were great and so were the athletics! I felt like some of the clubs were very underrepresented and wish they would have had more of an information fair(During school) of all the clubs at Penn High School. I feel like they need more in school activities to break up the learning in order to increase a bond between the community. If they truly care about the triangle of learning that they have created, they would consider ideas like this.
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PHM is a nice district with many opportunities available to the students. Most of the student body is decent; while they could respect their peers more, they could also be far worse to one another. The staff seems friendly overall, as they are generally willing and able to help as needed. However, bullying is a fairly prominent issue that is not addressed well. Great progress has been made in some regards, but many teachers and students simply turn a blind eye to the problem. Once you find your niche, the problem generally declines. Overall, I'm glad I went through the PHM system, and I believe that it's helping me on my way to a successful future!
My school corporation was overall pretty good. We got good school ratings, but that didn’t come without challenges. I had many, MANY, terrible teachers that did not support my goal to learn and achieve high grades. A lot of those teachers are still employed, because they simply won’t fire them. I also think that our school’s rule enforcement is a little sad. While we put heavy emphasis on “wearing your ID” there is little focus on the actual problems facing our school. I know we want to protect our school from outsiders that may cause harm, but there are harmful issues inside the school that should be addressed. When a problem IS addressed, there is hardly an discipline. I don’t even think anybody has been expelled, and that, to me, is crazy because students have done a lot of bad things at our school. I think overall, our school is focused on the success of its students, but there are some major issues that could be addressed.