Penn Hills Senior High School

  • Penn Hills Senior High School serves 1,226 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Penn Hills Senior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

School Overview

  • Penn Hills Senior High School's student population of 1,226 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 83 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,226 students
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Total Classroom Teachers83 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Penn Hills Senior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,814 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Penn Hills Senior High School is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#2080 out of 2814 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
1%
11%
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Black
64%
15%
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White
31%
66%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Penn Hills Senior High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.500.53
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Graduation Rate
81%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Penn Hills Senior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePenn Hills School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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