8299 Pennfield Rd
Battle Creek, MI 49017
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Pennfield Senior High School serves 684 students in grades 9-12.
Pennfield Senior High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 35% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 684 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 20% in MI)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Pennfield Senior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Pennfield Senior High School's student population of 684 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
684 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

Pennfield Senior High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,120 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Pennfield Senior High School is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#1393 out of 3120 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
5%
8%
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Black
5%
18%
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White
82%
65%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.32
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
85%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pennfield Senior High School's ranking?

Pennfield Senior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for: Highest graduation rate (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

30-34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% MI state average), while 55-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MI state average).

What is the graduation rate of Pennfield Senior High School?

The graduation rate of Pennfield Senior High School is 90-94%, which is higher than the Michigan state average of 85%.

How many students attend Pennfield Senior High School?

684 students attend Pennfield Senior High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

82% of Pennfield Senior High School students are White, 6% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Pennfield Senior High School?

Pennfield Senior High School has a student ration of 21:1, which is higher than the Michigan state average of 17:1.

What grades does Pennfield Senior High School offer ?

Pennfield Senior High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 684 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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