Penn Hills Senior High School

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12200 Garland Dr

Pittsburgh, PA 15235

(412) 793-7000

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,435

Students Per Teacher: 15

Parent Reviews

20 Parent Reviews for Penn Hills Senior High School

They ignore personal promblems of students but that's likely a racial thing. The school(like most schools) is dominated by athletics and the athletes are treated with significant nepotism. Send you're child herenifnthey play football or if you are poor.

Posted by a student on 01/04/15

As a parent I find that our school has a lot to offer students. We have a wonderful music/theatre department, art department that offers ceramics and digital photography, forensics and anatomy classes the list goes on as to the experiences our students receive. The new building is state of the art but ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/23/14

I find it amazing that the diversity listed for this school makes a difference. So what if 57% are black, a good student is a good student, good teachers are good teachers and to redline our district because of the percentage of minorities is atrocious. Penn Hills is a great place to grow up, be educated ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/11/14

I was a Class of 1980 student here... I liked the Teachers, and the Admin. Computers were just starting to be taught at the time. I think we had an old IBM model 360 that used punch cards. Think of it, as the SST/Concord & 747 were designed by engineers using the IBM-360 ! No Windows 7 & fancy GUI's... ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/19/13

Penn Hills is not as bad as many who go here want to make it appear. The education I've recieved here is very high intensity and full of options for every student. Our issue is not in the education system here as much as it is in the behavior of the students. Many would rather do anything then be in ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 11/15/11

I currently attend the High School. I personally think I am getting a good education. I have the opportunity to particiapte in many Advanced Placement classes and after school activities. The majority of my teachers are there to help me, and I enjoy my interactions with them. I have made a great many ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 11/15/10

Drastically under performing school. School board needs renovated. Some teachers are much worse than others but the collection is very unimpressive. The school is actually much smaller than it appears on paper. Not many people actually do work. It is not just the classes. Guidance, teachers, no one is ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 01/10/08

Penn Hills is a wonderful, diverse area. We have our problems, and they do show through in the school. However, the students who want to excel are highly encouraged and receive a quality education. Work with the teachers, they'll be happy to work you.

Posted by a former student on 01/25/07

Excelling in horrible leadership, an education becomes hard to get when it is disrupted by idiotic security practices and constant policy change that never remains enforced for longer than a few weeks. The school has a handful of dedicated teachers that are educated in their field. The management remains ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/25/07

I currently attend penn hills high. I have to say it is much better than the middle school, But many of the teachers are new and unexperienced, or just don't care. I am not getting a quality education. The school is also very dirty. There is too many issues, aka fights.

Posted by a student on 01/11/07

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Test scores for Penn Hills Senior High School

PSSA* Test Scores

Grade Level: 11

Test Year: 2012
Penn Hills Senior High School
Penn Hills School District
* In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Pittsburgh schools — Penn Hills Senior High School is located at 12200 Garland Dr, Pittsburgh PA 15235. 12200 Garland Dr is in the 15235 ZIP code in Pittsburgh, PA The school district for Penn Hills Senior High School is the Penn Hills School District. Penn Hills Senior High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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