Skip to Main Content
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  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.
Address
55900 Bittersweet Rd
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Telephone
(574) 259-7941

Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1190
543 responses
Average ACT
27
235 responses
Do You Work at Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation? Claim Your School District Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school district's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

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

58 reviews
All Categories
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.
Start Your Review of Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation
Rate It!
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.
I would love to see the school district focus more on mental health. Almost every student I was close with during my high school days suffered from some sort of mental disorder, sometimes more than one, including myself. Also, PLEASE make sure the counselors are focused on COUNSELING students not just making sure they get into a fancy college. I had a counselor I didn't trust and felt didn't care about my needs, nor did they make the effort.