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P-H-M Excellence

 

P-H-M enjoys a well-deserved reputation for excellence! The district has earned an “A-rating” from the Indiana Department of Education for the 2017-18 school year and has consistently received an “A” rating every year since 2011! P-H-M is widely recognized as the premier school district in this region.  

 

In grades 3-8, P-H-M is in the Top 6% of public school districts (out of 294 Indiana public school corporations that have grades 3-8).

 

For grade 10, P-H-M ranks in the Top 5% (out of 291 Indiana public school corporations that have a high school). 

 

Superintendent Dr. Jerry Thacker often speaks about P-H-M’s “Triangle of Success connecting students, teachers, parents.” It is this collaboration and relationships that has lead to our students being college and career ready.

 

Dr. Jerry Thacker

 

Excellence Happens Here!

  • An “A” rated school district 
  • Seven “A” rated schools for the 2017-18 school year
  • Penn High School ranks in the Top 5% of all Indiana public high schools and has a 97% graduation rate, far exceeding the state’s graduation rate.
  • Five “Four Star” Schools for the 2017-18 school year, as named by the IDOE are: Discovery Middle, Horizon Elementary, Northpoint Elementary, Prairie Vista Elementary and Penn High School. 

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

  • Penn 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.  

  • 100% of our teachers are rated Effective or Highly Effective by the IDOE.
     

#PHMExcellence

We created #PHMExcellence so our parents and families could see the amazing things that their children are doing during the school day.

 

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, to see the pictures and video, examples of excellence happening all across our school district every day. You can also click here to see the #PHMExcellence feed of stories all in one place. We take pride in how our students, teachers and staff achieving academic excellence every day at all levels!

 

Nationally-ranked Schools 

  • NORTHPOINT ELEMENTARY is a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School,  as well as the #2 public elementary school in Indiana 

  • PRAIRIE VISTA ELEMENTARY is a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School (classified as an “Exemplary High Performing School”), and ranks 7th out of all Indiana public schools! 

  • PENN HIGH SCHOOL is in the Top 5% of Indiana public high schools and the STEM Academy is Indiana’s only fully STEM Certified Program

  • DISCOVERY MIDDLE SCHOOL is a National Blue Ribbon School, the #3 public middle school in the state, and one of the Top 50 in the nation!
     

Award-winning Staff

College and Career Readiness

Penn High School supports college and career readiness with its academy structure. The academies serve as “smaller learning communities” where students build relationships while engaged in relevant learning experiences.

 

Instructional Technology

We provide technology-rich learning environments, equipping teachers, students and classrooms with digital tools and resources.

  • 1:1 Technology for all 11,000 students in the District!

  • Kindergarten students use mini-iPads to practice skills and gain proficiency

  • Grades 1-5 use Chromebooks  in the classroom to access classwork and resources

  • Every student in grades 6-12,  about 6,000 students, are issued a personal Chromebook for use at school and home!

  • Every classroom is equipped with interactive whiteboards and digital projectors

  • All elementary schools are equipped with microphones to 

  • Our schools include state-of-the-art science labs, digital production/broadcast studios and high-tech engineering/design spaces

 

Enrollment

Moving to the area and need to enroll your child(ren)? Click here for a one-stop source of all the information you need to register your student(s). Families who live within the district’s boundaries are welcome to go directly to the school to enroll their children at any time or, during the summer months, by coming to the Educational Services Center at 55900 Bittersweet Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545.

 

Outside of the P-H-M District, but interested in enrolling your child(ren)? P-H-M is the district of choice for parents of more than 1,000 out-of-district students currently attending our schools.  
 

We continue to admit non-resident students each year in accordance with Board Policy 5111. Once admitted, non-resident students who remain in good standing may continue attending at P-H-M until they graduate high school. There is no application fee or tuition expense. 
 

Those interested in non-resident enrollment are encouraged to review the non-resident student application process, and take note when the annual application window opens and closes, and at which grade levels openings exist. 


 

Follow the links below to learn more about Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation!

 


Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation • 55900 Bittersweet Road, Mishawaka, Indiana 46545 • (574) 259-7941 •  Fax (574) 258-9547


 

PHM Triangle of Success