Pennsbury High School

  • Pennsbury High School serves 3,091 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 79% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 88% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Pennsbury High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) 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 22% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Pennsbury High School's student population of 3,091 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 213 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students3,091 students
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Total Classroom Teachers213 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pennsbury High School is ranked within the top 5% 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 increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pennsbury High School is 0.38, 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)#138 out of 2814 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
88%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
8%
4%
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Hispanic
4%
11%
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Black
7%
15%
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White
78%
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 Pennsbury High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.380.53
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Graduation Rate
96%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsbury 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 NamePennsbury School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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Pennsbury is a wonderful learning center for students coming from all backgrounds. There is plenty available for students, such as extracurriculars, many that are consistently declining in neighboring schools. Such availabilities are music, several choral programs to take which count as a regular class, various clubs, including Morningstar, art clubs, and more. There are also numerous sports students can take part in, both male and female. Each year we hear about the outstanding sports teams that come from Pennsbury. While the school has its share of problems, just as does every other,though it does not let such problems keep them from educating students to the best of their ability. I would recommend this school to someone who has just moved into the district, or thinking about transferring their child out of their current district. Parents are able to find out what their child does in school each day, with such organizations as PTO or PTA. I'm sure a good percentage of people would agree with me here.
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