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P-H-M Excellence


P-H-M enjoys a well-deserved reputation for excellence! The district 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.  


Based on Spring 2019 ILEARN results for grades 3-8, P-H-M is in the 12th in the state among public school districts (out of 292 Indiana public school corporations).


For grade 10, Penn High School ranks  #4 out of large schools (500+) in 2019 ISTEP+ results.


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!


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 

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



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