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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Penn High School is a highly rated, public school located in Mishawaka, IN. It has 3,726 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.

Penn High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1200
818 responses
Average ACT
27
303 responses
AP Enrollment
22%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
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  2. Good for Families
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  3. Housing
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Median Household Income
$49,750
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$716
National
$949
Median Home Value
$120,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
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Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.75 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.75 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 280 responses
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  • Friday night football games
    21%
  • Toga Day for Seniors
    17%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Clubs
    9%
  • Winter Formal Dance
    8%
  • Basketball games
    6%
  • Theatre Productions
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,726
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.80 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.80 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.80 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.2%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.112 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.112 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.112 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,288/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.124 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.124 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.124 responses
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I liked how many opportunities Penn had to offer me. Whether it was through sports or anything in academics. I was a part of the Early College Program, which means I am set up very well for college. I am bringing in a ton of credits to college which could not have happened at some other schools. I was able to participate in a ton of intramural and team sports while I was at Penn and had a blast while doing them. Overall great experience!
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I really enjoyed my experience, I had some very great teachers that helped me get through it. That's probably the best part of Penn, you have teachers who actually care and want you to succeed! The administrations try very hard to make the school enjoyable and they do a great job. The food could be a little better, but it's not overall horrible either. I would recommend Penn to any parents that are considering it!
Penn High School has great teachers and academics. The teachers are willing to work with you, on schoolwork or sometimes personal problems, as long as you communicate via email or talking. There are many exciting classes and clubs. There are more than 100 different clubs, and at least over 50 different non-core classes you can take. Penn also offers many language classes. Anywhere from ASL to Chinese. Penn also gifts the opportunity to house a foreign exchange student. Even though Penn has over 4,000 students they still manage to keep its students safe. With there being over 4,000 student you can find friends from very different backgrounds. Penn also preps its students for college with a required class called preparing for college and careers. Unlike many high schools, the food is actually edible and can taste rather good.