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About Penn

Penn High School is committed to excellence in education!


Penn High School is a large public high school located in suburban northern Indiana. As the flagship school of the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation, Penn serves all the district’s 9th through 12th grade students as well as hundreds of out-of-district students who have made Penn High School their school of choice.


Penn's national reputation for excellence is based on its outstanding academic, athletic and fine arts programs. 


Penn is an elite 90-25-90 School because it exceeds three critical benchmarks of academic success, including graduation rate. Penn’s graduation rate is over 97%!


The Penn High community is focused on graduating responsible young adults who are college and career ready.



Points of Pride


  • US News & World Report included Penn on its list of national “Best High Schools 

  • The Washington Post identified Penn as one of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools”

  • The Indiana Department of Education has named Penn a 4-Star School for the years 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Indiana Department of Education recognized Penn as a School of Promising Practices for its delivery of “Problem-based Learning”

  • Penn’s STEM Academy has been certified as a Full STEM Certified Program by the Indiana Department of Education. 

All of this is made possible by Penn’s exemplary teachers, educational support staff and guidance counselors led by Mr. Steve Hope, 2015 Indiana Principal of the Year.



Quick Facts


  • 2016-2017 enrollment: 3,517
  • Teachers & Staff: approximately 300 
  • Start time: 8:25 a.m. Dismissal: 3:17 p.m.
  • School colors: Black and Gold
  • Mascot/nickname: The Kingsmen
  • Constructed: 1958
  • Extensively renovated: 1996
  • Building size: 581,621 sq. ft.
  • Class structure: Four-Block schedule in every-other-day rotation
  • School year: 180 day traditional calendar (Aug-June)