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 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 80% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.
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
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1190
509 responses
Average ACT
27
223 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
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year

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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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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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.
There are so many classes and opportunities to choose from at Penn. Teachers go out of their way to stay after school or come early to help students individually. Sports are very competitive, and the coaches are very supportive. College credits can be earned and you can start practiceing your dream job at places like the elkhart career center. There are so many different kind of people and different groups to fit into. Penns defintley an amazing experience. Dpnt let me forget the food, there are so many options from nachos, burritos, pizza, bread sticks, and many more everyday, no ones ever had a problem finding a food they like !