Penn (William) High School

4/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
7
Grades
9-12
Students
2,048
Type
Public
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Academics
4/10
Test scores
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Science
27%
State avg 46%
English
54%
State avg 51%
Math
10%
State avg 38%
3/10
College readiness
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4-year high school graduation rate
80%
State avg: 84%
Average SAT score
1190
State avg: 1328
SAT participation rate
85%
State avg: 86%
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4/10
Student progress

A worrisome sign:

Students at this school are making less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Depending on the school's test scores, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Low progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point and falling farther behind their peers.

Low progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills but that the school is not contributing to student learning as much as many schools in the state.

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Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity
Environment
Students
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Black
White
Hispanic
Asian
Two or more races
American Indian/Alaska Native
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
19 :1
State avg: 14 :1
Students per counselor
365 :1
State avg: 434 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
15%
State avg: 11%
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Neighborhood
713 East Basin Road
New Castle, DE 19720
Brian M. Erskine, Ed.D. - School leader
(302) 323-2955
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Last modified: May 3, 2017
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