North Penn Senior High School in Towamencin Township, PA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    10-12
  • Students
    3,038
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    515 3.9
  • Ranking

North Penn Senior High School is a public coed school in Towamencin Township, Pennsylvania. It has 3,038 students in grades 10-12. According to state standards, 86% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 515 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1340 South Valley Forge Rd
Lansdale, PA 19446
(215) 368-9800

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 515 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There are so many extracurricular opportunities at the school, so that so many different people can find one that they would want to be a part of depending on their interests. The clubs and activities can be related to sports, business, student government, foreign languages, science, math, theatre and music, etc. I have been a member of the International Friendship Club and the German Club, and the level of commitment for these clubs are once a month. I also participate in costume crew for the school's spring musical, which requires a high level of commitment, sometimes we are required to attend every day. This school provides so many clubs that helps every student participate in activities that they really enjoy.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: My experience at this school is amazing, I would not choose to have gone to another school other than this one. My favorite experiences include the ones related to the after school clubs that I am involved in, which include International Friendship Club and German Club. These are only two of the large variety of clubs and activities at school. Some of the enjoyable activities that I get to join in on are the field trips that are held for these clubs which includes a trip to a Christmas Market in the city. I have also gotten a chance to volunteer at Craft Fairs held by the International Friendship Club in the Fall and Spring. I would choose this school again if I could do it all over because this school has such a friendly and engaging environment that I do not think I could get anywhere else.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers at North Penn High School are very devoted to their students and make sure to give them extra help if needed. The teachers are engaging and include all students during class. The styles of teaching are pretty uniform, but each teacher stills puts their own twist in their everyday teaching. They are all very knowledgeable and know exactly what they are talking about; they are able to answer questions without hesitation and if there happens to be some, other teachers are certainly there to clarify the topic. A majority of the teachers spend time after school to give students extra help or to conduct assignment make-up sessions; some of them may even be supervisors of the clubs held at school. Overall, the teachers at the North Penn High School are great teachers who love what they are doing.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: the school is pretty safe and in a nice area, but it is not hard to gain access to it during the school day
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There is every kind of extracurricular immaginable

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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4.00 Souderton Area Senior High School 5 mi. 2,131
2.66 Norristown Area High School 7 mi. 1,770
4.00 Methacton High School 6 mi. 1,702
4.00 Perkiomen Valley High School 7 mi. 1,825
4.00 Hatboro-Horsham Senior High School 8 mi. 1,630

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

North Penn Senior High School United States Pennsylvania Hatboro-Horsham Senior High School Methacton High School Norristown Area High School Perkiomen Valley High School Souderton Area Senior High School
White 67.0% 51.0% 71.2% 82.0% 76.0% 28.0% 85.0% 86.0%
Asian 18.0% 4.8% 3.5% 6.0% 13.0% 1.0% 5.0% 5.0%
African American 8.0% 15.0% 13.3% 5.0% 3.0% 45.0% 5.0% 3.0%
Hispanic 4.0% 25.0% 9.2% 3.0% 2.0% 22.0% 3.0% 4.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 2.7% 1.0% 3.0% 1.0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 10 33.5%
Grade 11 32.8%
Grade 12 33.7%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 77 responses

  • 75% Yes
  • 16% Not sure.
  • 9% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 68 responses

  • 16% Sports
  • 13% Many Different Classes to choose from
  • 12% Theatre
  • 11% After School Activities
  • 11% Supposedly one of the best
  • 10% Teachers prepare you well
  • 10% Music
  • 9% People
  • 6% Television
  • 2% Oppourtunities
  • 2% Newspaper

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 34% Too large
  • 19% Cliques
  • 19% Time between classes is too short
  • 8% Snobby People
  • 6% Arrogant People
  • 6% Fights in lunchtime
  • 3% Teachers don't care
  • 3% Lunch

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 69 responses

  • 29% Large amount of students and diversity
  • 26% Variety of activities
  • 17% Good sports programs
  • 9% Great music program
  • 7% Fabulous sports, music programs and lots of kids
  • 4% All of the above
  • 3% Decent language department
  • 3% Excellent education preparing students from future
  • 1% Anti-bullying program

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 72 responses

  • 43% Big
  • 35% Diversity
  • 21% Opportunity
  • 1% Committed

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 46 responses

  • 39% It's not as big as it seems.
  • 30% Too many students, easy to get lost in the crowd
  • 22% It's all about finding the right group of people
  • 9% There's a place for everyone here.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 66 responses

  • 14% I love everything about this school.
  • 83% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 3% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.