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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  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 9,943 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 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
97%
Average SAT
1200
610 responses
Average ACT
27
255 responses
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Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
9,943
Free or Reduced Lunch
26.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$93,007,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,944/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • 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!
I loved how the school offered a chance to earn college credit through various AP and ACP college credit courses. The school also offers opportunities to enroll in college while in high school at universities including Bethel and Indiana University South Bend. The atmosphere of the high school was supporting and accepting of all people regardless of their religion, ethnicity, political views, or history. Each student can meet and form friendships as there are so many different types of people to befriend. I would choose to reduce the amount that students must pay into order to play a club sport. I would also encourage the AP and ACP teachers to offer a syllabus or introduction unit that is comparable to the actual level of work that is to be expected and to the level of intellect or attention required of the average student to understand the abstract topics associated with day-to-day classroom lessons.