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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
William Penn Senior High School is a public school located in York, PA. It has 1,365 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.

William Penn Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
60%
Average SAT
990
94 responses
Average ACT
24
6 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$30,283
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$814
National
$949
Median Home Value
$75,200
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
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
33%
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 22 responses
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  • Basketball Games
    23%
  • Band Camp
    14%
  • Military Ball
    14%
  • Band Shows
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • The Art Show
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,365
Free or Reduced Lunch
94%
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,264
Teachers in First/Second Year
30.7%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$22,673/ year
National
$12,239
33%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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William Penn Senior High School Reviews

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Being in this inner city school, taught many life lessons that heavily funded or private schools will never teach. Though this school has flaws, the experience you learns and the eye opener that not every one is in the same situation you, will prepare you for the real world. The diversity and culture bred into us as students is something that I would not take over any other school even if they are the best. Changes this school need is definitely more funding. Though money can't buy happiness, more money will definitely help us as lower-income students into achieving our dream and enjoying our high school experience.
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I honestly like the school. It's crazy but it's pretty chill. It's really easy to skip classes if you wanted to. Also, we have metal detectors at every door because we're so paranoid every kid is secretly a gangster. Lack of substitute teachers. Lack of new supplies, books and computers. Also, if you have no friends, the roaches are big enough to sit with you.
Although it may not have my dream school to graduate from, nonetheless, I graduated. Not only did I graduate, I graduated with honors. I overcame many obstacles that came to me during my senior year. I'd like to say, if you push yourself and focus on your end goal, you can achieve so much even through hard times!