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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.
55900 Bittersweet Rd
Mishawaka, IN 46545
(574) 259-7941

Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation Rankings

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$9,944/ student
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Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation Reviews

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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.
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This place is great for academics, it has more AP classes than you could ever take and is great for college prep. It’s also great for buying weed, or playing in the burst pipes, or watching art teachers beg for money while football lives the high life. The school also has an annual body count of around 1-2 students per year, oftentimes due to issues that could have been prevented if the school actually paid enough attention and offered more mental health care and options. In my four years there I had teachers that were like gods, perfect in every way. There were also two teacher scandals and countless ones suspended for teaching class horribly. But don’t worry, there’s also entertainment, you can almost always find a fight or some drama and in a school of almost 4,000 there's a lot of drama. Will I miss it? No. But is it still a good school? For education it is amazing, but for anything else, just make sure you have friends watching your back.
Starting high school can be overwhelming especially at Penn, a huge School with over a thousand students.I love how the teachers are willing to use their Leisure Time to help out students with their grades.Not to mention the hard-working Lunch Ladies for all the students.We have about 10 selections each day for lunch. Also, the classes we can choose from are unlimited.The clubs are great experience being able to travel and explore. In sophomore year and senior we get an opportunity to go to Elkhart Career Center or other places to earn early college credits. The sports are competitive. It helps to become social and overall is a great experience.You will never worry about not fitting in, there are many different types of people you will find your unique group. Like any other school there is drama but that all depends on where you put yourself.A situation is nothing without a reaction. Just remember, going into HighSchool, pay no mind to those negative situations and you'll be fine.