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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Penncrest High School is a highly rated, public school located in Media, PA. It has 1,231 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 81% of students are at least proficient in math and 89% in reading.

Penncrest High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
81%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1230
377 responses
Average ACT
28
80 responses
AP Enrollment
22%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$49,534
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,467
National
$949
Median Home Value
$238,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Football and basketball games
    21%
  • Pride Day
    15%
  • Pep rallies are the most fun I've had at school
    13%
  • Theatre performances
    10%
  • Music group performances
    9%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Clap out (for seniors)
    7%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,231
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$96,254
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.3%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$22,443/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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Penncrest High School Reviews

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Penncrest high school is very academically challenging if you take level 2 classes or higher. Unfortunately, Penncrest is not the most culturally and racially diverse school but they do have many programs for students in minorities that create a positive community. In terms of departments, the only department that seems to lack great teachers is the Chemistry department. Other than that Penncrest has been a great home for me for the past 4 years and we are definitely a great community of learners with lots of potential!
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Penncrest High School is a close-knit school, where by the end of your four years, you'll know everyone! The teachers and staff are awesome and care so much about each and every students' education.
Overall, I enjoyed my past three years as a Penncrest student. You can either have a great experience here or a not so great experience: it all depends on how much you get involved with the school. There are many clubs and extracurriculars available and if there isn't a club for you, you can create one. In addition, our school has a great music program. Our band has won states for the past 2-3 years, our Choir ensembles have won various awards, and our Orchestra has also won various awards. Furthermore, our theater program is very good as well.