Penn Hills Senior High School

Public 9-12

 309 Collins Drive
       Pittsburgh, PA  15235


 (412) 793-7000

District: Penn Hills School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
574th of 673 Pennsylvania High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  14.5
Number of students:  1,396

Racial breakdown:
African American:
66.1%
White:
32.0%
Asian:
1.1%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  61.7%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Penn Hills Senior High School ranked worse than 85.3% of high schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 14.27. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (66.1%), White (32%), Asian (1.1%). (See more...)
Compare Details 61.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Penn Hills Senior High School is 14.5. (See more...)
Compare Penn Hills Senior High School employs 96 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Penn Hills Senior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Penn Hills Senior High School 574th of 673 Pennsylvania public high schools. (See Penn Hills Senior High School in the ranking list.)

Penn Hills School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Penn Hills School District 529th of 603 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Penn Hills Senior High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 46.89 376th 583 35.5%
2004 28.80 472nd 590 20.0%
2005 35.45 461st 593 22.3%
2006 49.64 377th 604 37.6%
2007 29.95 507th 615 17.6%
2008 26.36 519th 621 16.4%
2009 24.53 540th 632 14.6%
2010 40.90 474th 649 27.0%
2011 29.06 542nd 660 17.9%
2012 26.22 547th 664 17.6%
2013 23.46 504th 591 14.7%
2014 11.61 520th 580 10.3%
2015 19.03 562nd 680 17.4%
2016 18.76 571st 677 15.7%
2017 18.54 550th 663 17.0%
2018 14.27 574th 673 14.7%

Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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by a student
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Open Quote This school is average. Its not as great as I would like, but its not hard to get an education. I started going to PH in the 6th grade, and year after year, the problems stay the same, I didn't understand how stupid a school could be. Until I realized that it was the other kids. Most of the problems that occur is because of them, and sadly every year more and more bad kids come into PH and shoot canons at an already sunken ship. I say PH would be top notch if the other kids weren't so terrible. Close Quote


by a student
Thursday, September 13, 2012

Open Quote I had a great experience at Penn Hills. My teachers prepared me (and my sister) very well for college. I wasn't a straight-A student or a football star, just a regular kid in regular classes. I won't pretend that my school is perfect. We have a lot of poor kids and a lot of kids with bad families. I know that makes our average grades and test scores lower. But if you're a good kid and you want to do well, you will have a great time at Penn Hills. Close Quote


by a citizen
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Open Quote Horrible school and district. Spend money on buildings and kids can't read or write. I can't hire these kids because they can't do math and don't understand how to learn. They can surf the internet though. Close Quote


by a student
Saturday, March 14, 2009

Open Quote Penn Hills High School isn't the place you want to send your son or daughter. The teachers there dislike to teacher and give the students class work to use up class time. The guards in the school use to much force on the students to stop fighting that starts. At times used to much force on female and pregnant females slamming them on to floors or in to tables. Fights would happen daily no matter what. the school has many cameras around in the halls but the guards ether don't watch them or the camera are not working. most classes turn in to study halls meaning you don't learn a thing and sleep all day. Lunches are like at most 30 minutes long 15 minutes in line and 15 minutes to eat. The halls are other crowded and student to teacher ratio is less than this site really says. most times the school dosent even have the money to by books for the students let alone have a class set for everyone. Seems the money that they get only goes to the football team and nothing else, unless its grants for computers that do not work because the IT people do not care or are just plain to lazy to run the schools servers the right way, so you never have internet or cant save your work to the server so you can access it later.Take it from a Ex. student from the school you do not want your kids to go to Penn Hills High School. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Penn Hills Senior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1512 497 7 1 0 n/a n/a 0 2005
1989 1381 415 5 3 1 n/a n/a 0 1805
1990 1190 390 6 0 1 n/a n/a 0 1587
1991 1059 379 7 2 1 n/a n/a 0 1448
1992 1017 389 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 1409
1993 988 400 2 1 1 n/a n/a 0 1392
1994 954 372 4 2 2 n/a n/a 0 1334
1995 958 394 6 5 0 n/a n/a 0 1363
1996 958 394 6 5 0 n/a n/a 0 1363
1997 975 446 10 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1433
1998 983 469 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 1461
1999 983 478 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1468
2000 927 474 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 1409
2001 903 528 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 1440
2002 853 590 6 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1451
2003 853 590 6 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1451
2004 816 630 7 3 0 n/a n/a 0 1456
2005 798 633 9 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1442
2006 781 660 10 3 0 n/a n/a 0 1454
2007 724 689 13 2 2 n/a n/a 0 1430
2008 638 695 13 1 3 n/a n/a 0 1350
2009 580 680 10 1 3 n/a n/a 3 1277
2010 538 643 12 1 1 n/a n/a 11 1206
2011 607 875 17 1 7 0 20 0 1527
2012 552 840 14 1 5 0 23 0 1435
2013 519 838 17 3 2 1 19 0 1399
2014 517 883 11 2 2 2 28 0 1445
2015 486 917 13 7 0 1 29 0 1453
2016 447 923 15 5 1 0 5 0 1396

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Penn Hills Senior High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2005 106.3 18.8 n/a
1989 1805 105.8 17.0 n/a
1990 1587 100.4 15.8 0.0
1991 1448 91.0 15.9 n/a
1992 1409 87.0 16.1 n/a
1993 1392 78.0 17.8 n/a
1994 1334 74.0 18.0 n/a
1995 1363 77.0 17.7 n/a
1996 1363 77.0 17.7 n/a
1997 1433 76.0 18.9 n/a
1998 1461 81.0 18.0 n/a
1999 1468 91.5 16.0 n/a
2000 1409 90.0 15.7 17.4
2001 1440 89.0 16.2 21.5
2002 1451 86.2 16.8 22.5
2003 1451 86.2 16.8 22.5
2004 1456 92.2 15.8 21.6
2005 1442 86.9 16.6 22.7
2006 1454 91.6 15.9 26.6
2007 1430 90.6 15.8 29.0
2008 1350 188.0 7.2 33.0
2009 1277 87.0 14.7 34.8
2010 1206 88.5 13.6 42.8
2011 1527 104.0 14.6 47.3
2012 1435 98.5 14.5 47.0
2013 1399 99.5 14.0 52.9
2014 1445 101.5 14.2 50.9
2015 1453 98.0 14.8 60.6
2016 1396 96.0 14.5 61.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Penn Hills Senior High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2005 106.3 18.8 n/a
1989 1805 105.8 17.0 n/a
1990 1587 100.4 15.8 0.0
1991 1448 91.0 15.9 n/a
1992 1409 87.0 16.1 n/a
1993 1392 78.0 17.8 n/a
1994 1334 74.0 18.0 n/a
1995 1363 77.0 17.7 n/a
1996 1363 77.0 17.7 n/a
1997 1433 76.0 18.9 n/a
1998 1461 81.0 18.0 n/a
1999 1468 91.5 16.0 n/a
2000 1409 90.0 15.7 17.4
2001 1440 89.0 16.2 21.5
2002 1451 86.2 16.8 22.5
2003 1451 86.2 16.8 22.5
2004 1456 92.2 15.8 21.6
2005 1442 86.9 16.6 22.7
2006 1454 91.6 15.9 26.6
2007 1430 90.6 15.8 29.0
2008 1350 188.0 7.2 33.0
2009 1277 87.0 14.7 34.8
2010 1206 88.5 13.6 42.8
2011 1527 104.0 14.6 47.3
2012 1435 98.5 14.5 47.0
2013 1399 99.5 14.0 52.9
2014 1445 101.5 14.2 50.9
2015 1453 98.0 14.8 60.6
2016 1396 96.0 14.5 61.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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