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9-12
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Lansdale, PA
Students enrolled: 3,054
 

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1340 South Valley Forge Rd
Lansdale, PA 19446

(215) 368-9800
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June 03, 2015
Horrible school district for kids with special needs..... Has caused my family great stress... I liked it before when north penn did not have a class available for my child with such extensive needs because of her level of disability..... they were forced to send my child to surroundings school districts which h were much better My child's teacher makes every possible way to try and make me feel like I'm a bad parent.... When I have been told by multiple doctors if it was not for me she would not be alive.... I'm disgusted especially for the fact if you ever try to make a complaint it's like they don't care.... My child's teacher believes it's ok to tape confidential and embarrassing health information about my child to her wheel chair where everyone can see it.... -Disgusted parent

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2015
HUGE MISTAKE MOVING HERE!!! Have a child with SPECIAL NEEDS and the district has been EXTREMELY UNSUPPORTIVE and causing us an alot of unnecessary STRESS!! THE WORST DISTRICT we've ever dealt with!! We questioned the bad reviews and didn't think it would be so bad but IT'S MUCH WORSE!! Apparently this district only "LIKES" kids who are wealthy, athleticy gifted, or academicly above their peers. They have treated us so POORLY!! I have NOTHING good to say, I'm so very disappointed for my family and my child.

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2013
I am a student at North Penn and I love it here.There is a variety of many different things to do.No student is limited but they are pushed to reach for the stars.Their sports teams are really fun.This school is big but it makes it a great opportunity to make new friends.I recommend that more students should go here.The teachers are GREAT!!!I love them!!

- submitted by a community member

January 18, 2012
Many of the kids (especially sophomores) need to learn how to grow up. Half of the kids are talking about drama affecting their lives and are causing the classes to become uninteresting. My son goes to Judge now and while he went to NP, he HATED it. He said that although NP is a public school (which means that everyone gets accepted), some people don't deserve to go there. He said that Judge is so much better than North Penn, and that he recommends NO ONE to go there,at least go to HH to CB. Overall, horrific, and they should split the high school into at least two schools. WAY TO BIG!

- submitted by a parent

December 06, 2011
Great school!!! North Penn High School offers something for everyone. Hundreds of clubs, activities, sports a music programs. Academics are unbelievable. Course curriculum looks like a small college. Unlike private school, NPHS does not discriminate and they accept all students, regardless of their academic ability. They truly are dedicated to educating all students from varied backgrounds. Great school!!!

- submitted by a parent

March 08, 2010
I graduated from NPHS and felt it was a good school, anything and everything was offered. I was in average and honor classes, and felt very prepared for college life at a large institution. I do feel different now, my younger sibling attends NP and they are quick to label kids and pass them off to the next availability as long as it gets them off the schools hands. Some teachers are accepting to kids with different needs, others want nothing to do with them. Make sure you stay involved in your child's life and MAKE SURE they are getting and receiving all the proper education that they deserve!

- submitted by a student
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October 02, 2009
This school has a wonderful program. Many AP classes available to get children the support for college bound students. The teachers really care about the students.

- submitted by a parent

November 14, 2008
Believe me or not this is great school i have ever been in................They have lots of coarses than u can ever imagine.....I think if u live arougd this school and u r not sending your kids to this school then u r ruining his or her future.... i am one of the student of this school and they have really nice programs for for Foreigners (ESL). I know all this becoz i have in those ESL classes........They have more clubs and afterschool activities than u can ever imagine. I think school is offering every possible things for its students to become successful in their life and go into top most college, but it depends on student if they want to take benefit or not........... These school has lots of Honors and Advanced Placement classes. U know whats amazing these school offers its students yo take PSAT and PSSA for free............................

- submitted by a student

October 24, 2008
I am a graduate and I student taught at North Penn. Having experienced many different schools, I can say that the education provided by North Penn far exceeds the education provided in any of the other schools that I have contact with. I do not teach at North Penn (although I wish I did!) however my children will go to North Penn. Anyone who feels they did not get an amazing education at North Penn would, I am certain, clearly fail in any school.

- submitted by a student
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September 03, 2008
I graduated from nphs in 2008. I spent 6 months of my sr. Year at the school after transferring from a phila. Catholic school. No words can describe how wonderful north penn is! it is a model school for all others to follow. Nphs is so large you have the opportunity to make friends with people of all backgrounds and interests, take any course of study you can imagine and the teachers care more about the students success then I have ever heard of. Nphs is the greatest! a day hasn't gone by, even now that I'm in college, that I don't think about how great np is and how much I wish I was still there or at least had the opportunity to spend more time at north penn. I will always consider myself a great fan of the knights and will continue singing their praise forever.

- submitted by a student

February 10, 2008
I'm a student at North Penn High School, and I've found it to be a wonderful experience. Since this school is so large, I have been exposed to a myriad of people, and have learned how to deal with many different personality types. I feel that North Penn has successfully prepared me for college and essentially life, because of the exposure to different types of people and confidence it has instilled in me with its rigorous courses.

- submitted by a student

January 22, 2007
Fairly good school overall. lots of minority issues but can be easily solved. Academics and sports are very stressed and as a result a very successgul program.

- submitted by a student

August 29, 2006
NP high school is huge! extremely overcrowed and it continues to grow.My oldest child recently graduated and we both are pretty satisfied with the level of education provided, he was accepted into the college of his choice and should be well prepared for his courses and it doesnt hurt that his high school was much bigger than his new university.I do have concerns relating to minority presents at this school,parents of african american students need to be on top of your childs progess..watch closely and involve yourselves with what is going on there. So many kids have fallen through the cracks at this school or have been 'labeled'. There is a large population of diverse social economic backgrounds here...kids with wealthy parents,trailer kids,new york,allentown,philly and norristown cultures ..lots of peer preesure.

- submitted by a parent

January 08, 2006
One of my daughters graduated two years ago with great honors,my second daughter is in her last year and is also doing great,most teachers are very helpful.Class sizes are average.Great choices in alot of catagories.Over all school is good.

- submitted by a parent

December 05, 2005
This school is great academically if your child has been placed in the honors track or if your child has been classified. The teachers for the most part are caring but very aware of privacy rules. The building is huge, comparable to a small college. It's nearly impossible to get from class in the time allotted. The extracurriculars are very good, especially the sports if your child is one of the select few to make it. There are many safety issues with students that the children know about but the parents and the public are not informed.

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2005
Music program is excellent.

- submitted by a student

June 15, 2005
Very strict school now days. new rules are really dissapointing teachers and students but its a pretty good school. the teachers are great and the athletics at NP are amazing. academics are tough but its a good school. Overall--decent school.

- submitted by a student

June 07, 2005
Lots of caring teachers. Great sports teams,

- submitted by a student

January 14, 2005
What a great school! I am a graduate, and took mostly honors and advanced placement classes. I was so well prepared for college (Penn State Engineering, University Park), that most of my classes freshman year of college were EASIER than my high school classes. Yes, it is a crowded district. Despite this fact, the quality of teachers and education is still high. The extracirricular and sports programs are some of the best in the state.

- submitted by a student

November 23, 2004
North Penn High School is way too over crowded!There is barely any room for students to walk from class to class! Everyone bumps into each other! If you want to send your child to NPHS just be prepared! I'm so sorry Mr.Frederick left in 03'!

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2004
I graduated from North Penn and claim that it is one of the best schools. If a student is not involved it is the students fault. There are so many ways to be involved. Teachers stay after school as along as needed to help out there teachers. They have a great deal of security throughout the grounds. I looked at a few colleges that are smaller then North Penn. But even with its size, you still feel as if you are a student, not a number. I was involved, and still miss it.

- submitted by a student

February 18, 2004
Larger than some colleges. Same problems any school would have. Great english dept. Good prep for life after high school.

- submitted by a student

September 03, 2003
Don't send you kids here, but if you do, make sure you parents pay attention to what the kids are doing. Dont let your kids fall between the cracks like so many of us have(i was lucky to have graduated). Make sure you ask as many questions as possible, and if this isnt helping. Get a Student Advocate. Everyone in the state of PA has the right to one.

- submitted by a student

May 13, 2003
this school is amazing. my child loves the social activities that go on here, and the sports teams are amazing. Not to mention their first rate education system that sends more students to great colleges than any other schools in this area. It also has an extensive program that it has to help struggling students out in all areas of their schooling. In my opinion it is the best education preperation your child could for college, and this school is sending over 1/3 of its senior class to ivy league and public ivy league schools. they are amazing.

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North Penn Senior High School
1340 South Valley Forge Rd, Lansdale, PA  19446
(215) 368-9800
Last modified North Penn Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
North Penn Senior High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top