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

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    10-12
  • Students
    3,038
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    499 3.8
  • 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 499 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 499 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Health & Safety: Security is stressed in the very large school; security guards are always around if someone needs assistance and they treat everyone very nicely unless someone is about to hurt themselves or someone else.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The teachers are top notch and so is the education. I learn things in my Engineering Academy classes that are paralleled with a summer program I had at the University of Pennsylvania. My teachers have prepared me for a bright future and prosperous path. The only thing that is relatively disheartening about the school is how big it is and how clogged up it gets between going to classes.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Our school is so big, but there are literally security guards everywhere. I feel completely safe walking anywhere in the school because I know there is always a security guard or a teacher nearby.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Literally everyone I know at North Penn is involved in at least one club or sport. There are so many extracurriculars that if someone told me they couldn't find one they were interested in, I'd think they weren't looking hard enough because here we have clubs for everything.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Despite the jokes we as students make about North Penn, I wouldn't go anywhere else. There are so may activities an clubs and sports that if you can't find one you're interested in, you're simply not looking hard enough. In addition to the plethora of extracurricular activities, there's also a large mix of ethnic groups at North Penn as well. The extremely high level of diversity at North Penn creates for interesting topics on culture and religion in class and we all learn how to handle and work with different types of people respectfully. At North Penn, our sports teams are usually the best in our conferences, so school spirit, especially surrounding athletics is high, and the athletes here support each other. Lastly, the teachers here are brilliant, especially in the higher level classes (AP, Honors). Their passion is contagious and they're so knowledgeable about their subjects which gives the students more excitement about the material as well.

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 72 responses

  • 74% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 64 responses

  • 17% Sports
  • 13% Many Different Classes to choose from
  • 12% Theatre
  • 11% Supposedly one of the best
  • 10% After School Activities
  • 10% People
  • 9% Teachers prepare you well
  • 9% Music
  • 6% Television
  • 2% Newspaper
  • 1% Oppourtunities

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 65 responses

  • 29% Large amount of students and diversity
  • 28% Variety of activities
  • 18% Good sports programs
  • 8% Great music program
  • 8% Fabulous sports, music programs and lots of kids
  • 3% Decent language department
  • 3% Excellent education preparing students from future
  • 2% All of the above
  • 2% Anti-bullying program

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 68 responses

  • 44% Big
  • 34% 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 62 responses

  • 15% I love everything about this school.
  • 82% 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.