William Penn Senior High School

101 W College Ave
York, PA 17403
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
William Penn Senior High School serves 1,081 students in grades 9-12.
William Penn 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

William Penn Senior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

William Penn Senior High School's student population of 1,081 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 70 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,081 students
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Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
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School Comparison

William Penn Senior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,820 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of William Penn Senior High School is 0.63, which is more 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 Testing Rank
#2251 out of 2820 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
45%
11%
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Black
40%
15%
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White
11%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.630.53
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Graduation Rate
60%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameYork City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to William Penn Senior High School is York Academy Regional Charter School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Mckinley School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • York Mckinley School Math: 10% | Reading: 18%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 540 students
    0.4 miles
    600 Manor St
    York, PA 17403
    (717) 849-1312
    0.4 PK-8 540
  • York Hannah Penn Math: 10% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 539 students
    0.6 miles
    415 E Boundary Ave
    York, PA 17403
    (717) 849-1256
    0.6 PK-8 539
  • York Jackson School Math: 10% | Reading: 20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 566 students
    0.6 miles
    177 E Jackson St
    York, PA 17403
    (717) 849-1223
    0.6 PK-8 566
  • York York Academy Regional Charter School Charter School
    Math: 42% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-11 | 675 students
    0.6 miles
    32 West North Street
    York, PA 17401
    (717) 801-3900
    0.6 K-11 675
  • York Lincoln Charter School Charter School
    Math: 15% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 670 students
    0.7 miles
    559 W King Street
    York, PA 17401
    (717) 699-1573
    0.7 K-5 670

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