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About Penn

Penn High School is committed to excellence in education!


Penn High School logoPenn 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 exceeds 95%!


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



Points of Pride


  • Penn High School was ranked 17th within Indiana (and one of only two in Northern Indiana) in US News & World Report’s 2018 U.S. News Best High Schools listing. 

  • The Indiana Department of Education has named Penn a Four Star School for the school years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

  • Penn earned the Project Lead the Way Distinguished School distinction in 2017-18 (for the 2016-17 school year)

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

  • Penn High School’s graduation rate is 98%

  • More than 85% of Penn students graduate with High Honors, Academic Honors or Technical Honors

  • Indiana Department of Education recognized Penn as a School of Promising Practices for its delivery of “Problem-based Learning”


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)