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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Penn Wood High School is a public school located in Lansdowne, PA. It has 1,462 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
100 Green Avenue
Lansdowne, PA 19050
Telephone
(610) 284-8080
Website

Penn Wood High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1020
79 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
8%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$54,608
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$920
National
$949
Median Home Value
$160,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Prom
    22%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Pep ralley
    17%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Award ceremonies
    9%
  • Track meets
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,462
Free or Reduced Lunch
75%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,088
Teachers in First/Second Year
14%
29%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$18,556/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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I would rate this school to be average. The students are the most important part of this school of course, and with that being said I can only speak for Honors and Advanced classes. In these specific classes, teachers care mostly and pay close attention to their students in these classes. The food lunch is healthy and in my opinion, good! This school might have bad reviews but I believe its all about how you apply yourself and stay focused
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I graduated from Penn Wood in 2016. While I was there, I was involved in Ap/Honors classes and the arts. The teachers I had did there best to give me a good education and get me and my peers ready for college. The school doesn't have a lot of resources available when it comes to books and equipment, but we made do with what we had. Even the teachers with students who probably weren't going to college tried there best to teach their students the best they could. The buildings need renovating and so does the administration. There were times when some students were given special and unfair treatment because they became friends with the administration and security guards. The student body has a noticeable trend divide between friend groups, but this rarely ever impacted how people behaved. When it came time for school-wide events, the whole school came together. Even with these things, I enjoyed my time at Penn Wood and made lifelong friends here.
At Penn Wood High School, it's amazing yo see how dedicated the teachers are to what they do. Their work ethic shows how much they really care for their students and inspires students like myself to work harder in school. At this school, there are also many extracurricular activities for the students to participate in. The activities there are great enough that they woupld make you look forward to the next meeting, practice, or game.
With so many opportunities provided by the school, the student body needs to take advantage of as many as they can. The school would be a five star school if the students participate in everything involving the school.