Penfield Senior High School

25 High School Dr
Penfield, NY 14526
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
10
Top 5%
Serving 1,377 students in grades 9-12, Penfield Senior High School ranks in the top 5% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≥99% (which is higher than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85-89% (which is higher than the New York state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,377 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • : 97% (Top 5% in NY)
  • : Top 5%
  • : ≥99% (Top 1%)
  • : 85-89% (Top 5%)
  • : 92% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Penfield Senior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Penfield Senior High School's student population of 1,377 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 111 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,377 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
111 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Penfield Senior High School ranks within the top 5% of all 4,377 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Penfield Senior High School is 0.34, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NY)
#54 out of 4377 schools
(Top 5%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Penfield Senior High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≥99%
46%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Penfield Senior High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
85-89%
49%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Penfield Senior High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
92%
78%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Penfield Senior High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
11:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Penfield Senior High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
10%
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Hispanic
6%
29%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Penfield Senior High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
6%
16%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Penfield Senior High School and the percentage of Black public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
81%
41%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Penfield Senior High School and the percentage of White public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Penfield Senior High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Penfield Senior High School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in New York.
0.34
This chart displays the diversity score of Penfield Senior High School and the public school average diversity score of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
97%
87%
This chart displays graduation rate of Penfield Senior High School and public school graduation rate of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
51%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Penfield Senior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Penfield Senior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Penfield Senior High School's ranking?
Penfield Senior High School is ranked #54 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Penfield Senior High School often compared to?
Penfield Senior High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Brighton High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≥99% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 85-89% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
What is the graduation rate of Penfield Senior High School?
The graduation rate of Penfield Senior High School is 97%, which is higher than the New York state average of 87%.
How many students attend Penfield Senior High School?
1,377 students attend Penfield Senior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
81% of Penfield Senior High School students are White, 6% of students are Black, 6% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Penfield Senior High School?
Penfield Senior High School has a student ration of 12:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Penfield Senior High School offer ?
Penfield Senior High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Penfield Senior High School part of?
Penfield Senior High School is part of Penfield Central School District.

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5   7/19/2017
Top 3 school in the Rochester area
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,377 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • : 97% (Top 5%)
  • : Top 5%
  • : ≥99% (Top 1%)
  • : 85-89% (Top 5%)
  • : 92% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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