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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Penney High School is an above average, public school located in Hamilton, MO. It has 204 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

Penney High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
51 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$41,250
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$636
National
$949
Median Home Value
$83,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.4 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.4 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
204
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,342
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.4%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$12,070/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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Penney High is your typical small town high school. Friday night football games are the highlight of the weeks during the fall and when basketball comes around, the gyms are packed full. Penney High is all about sports and involvement in activities but at the same time, there is not a teacher here that does not push you to do your best and go above and beyond to see you accomplish tasks. As a whole, many students take their academics very seriously and want to strive in all of their classes. At Penney, it can be easy to get caught up in the sports and activities that are going on but there are so many different things to be a part of. If I could change one thing about Penney High, it would be to get more diversity and school culture. There are so many groups they only talk to each other and do not go out of their comfort zones (including myself) to meet new people.
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The teaches and staff are amazing. They have many class options to get students ready for college and the real world. The teachers are always there for the students to talk or joke around with. They make the students feel loved. The school is a perfect size and class schedules are perfect for students.
I think our school offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities. I personally have enjoyed FFA, FBLA, Foreign Language Club, Book Club, Volleyball, SADD, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Council and Council of Student of Activities. I feel that all these, along with other clubs are well supported by students. Everyone's looking for a way to fit in, to be included, and enjoy friends. I appreciate the many teacher who willingly give of their time to participate, and help and encourage students. I know our budget doesn't allow for more. Some students would like to see a drama club and baseball added.