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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Pennsbury High School is a highly rated, public school located in Fairless Hills, PA. It has 3,173 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 79% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.

Pennsbury High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
79%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1220
762 responses
Average ACT
28
183 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$74,938
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,087
National
$949
Median Home Value
$221,900
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.44 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.44 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 96 responses
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  • Sports Nite
    34%
  • Prom
    26%
  • Football Games
    11%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Art
    6%
  • Senior Pranks every year
    5%
  • Choir
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,173
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.58 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.58 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.58 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,960
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.9%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.82 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.82 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.82 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$17,888/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.84 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.84 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.84 responses
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Pennsbury High School is a great place to be with our academic, sports, and PEACE challenge. It challenges the mind and the teachers really do care about our future. They prepare us really well for the world. The only thing that isn’t the greatest is that it is such a big school that you never meet everyone there. Also you don’t form a close relationship with administration because of how large the school is. However, Pennsbury is a great school that treats people with kindness and has lots of diversity!
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Overall, it was highschool. That's the best way to explain my experience at Pennsbury. High school, as all High schoolers know, it isn't as pretty as the movies, some teachers are understanding of what students need, while others are selfish and expect the most out of you in that one class. The aids within Pennsbury feel like prison guards waiting for you to do something wrong, but as you become an upperclassman you learn to crawl around those situations and get out of it or just learn not to care. The only unique quality about my High school is that it is one of the biggest High schools within the area, a little under 4,000 students, which I believe has its negatives and positives. On the one hand, you get to meet new people in every class you have, on the other the guidance counselors can not help you up to their fullest abilities due to them having to see so many students a day. Overall, my experience was good at best.
As such a large school, Pennsbury offered a multitude of niches in which students could feel a part of a greater whole, whether it be through sports, academic clubs, advocacy clubs, volunteer clubs, language clubs, student council, prom com, etc. Although I can only speak for myself, I feel that Pennsbury always offered opportunities to challenge myself academically, whether it be through academic competitions, AP classes, or "Gifted" classes. I believed Pennsbury had an overall strong staff and curriculum that prepared me well for university. That being said, one thing I think that could be improved upon is the history/ social studies curriculum. Too much emphasis is placed on learning American history over and over, and I feel that many students leave high school without a good sense of historical orientation in the world.