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College & Career Readiness Goals

STRATEGIC GOAL - Preparing all students for the world beyond the walls of Penn. Students will be experienced with high-level thinking in all courses with the expectation of continual growth and expanded thinking.



District Grade -  P-H-M is an A-rated school district for the 5th consecutive year.

School Grades -  The district got an 'A' grade for the fifth consecutive year. Thirteen of the 15 schools earned A's. Two schools earned high B's. 

Four Star Schools -  Seven of P-H-M's schools are recognized by the Indiana Department of Education as high-achieving Four Star Schools. 

90-25-90 is an elite status, accorded to top-performing high schools based on the three measures below.

Graduation rate must exceed 90%. ⇒ Penn's graduation rate is 97%

Advanced Placement (AP) and Advanced College Placement (ACP) participation/passing rate must exceed 25%. ⇒ Penn far exceeds the target at 62%.

Algebra I End of Course Assessment (ECA) and the English 10 End of Course Assessment passing rate must exceed 90%. ⇒ 94% of Penn students passed Algebra I ECA; 93% passed the English 10 ECA.

ISTEP - Based on the passing rate of our students, P-H-M is in the top 5% of all schools statewide.

IREAD -  91% of P-H-M third graders passed this annual reading proficiency test.


Many other measures can be used to gauge P-H-M's success at the state level and nationally. These include the ISTEP-based Indiana Growth Model and college entrance exams such as PSAT/SAT and the ACT.  

All students benefit from differentiated instruction, and programs in place that support high ability students, English-language learners, and those with special needs.  

At the high school, the Freshman Academy helps ninth graders transition to college and career expectations, and four Achievement Academies provide structured programs of study aligned with career interests and aptitudes. Some will choose the Early College Academy as a way to work toward an Associates Degree while earning a high school diploma. 

The school district's goal is to provide an educational environment for students to reach their highest academic achievement. We will help them become lifelong learners who are ready to adapt, contribute to and succeed in a changing world.