Penfield Senior High School

Overview

Student Enrollment
1,446
Best High School in New York
#16
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District PENFIELD CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Type Public
 Phone (585)249-6701
 Location 25 HIGH SCHOOL DR
PENFIELD, NY 14526
Charter School No

Penfield Senior High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for New York high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation. It is ranked 16th in the best public high schools in New York.

Racial Demographics

The Penfield Senior High School student body is mostly White with a small Hispanic population and has very low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White85.5%1,236
Black3.7%54
Hispanic5.6%81
Asian Pacific3.5%50
Native American Indian0.1%2
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races1.6%23

Family Income

vs. other New York high schools
Upper 10.2%

9.5% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the New York high school median of 39%. By this measure, PENFIELD SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL students are largely upper income and rank 94th in New York for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman373
Sophomore357
Junior355
Senior352
Total1,446

Completions

Graduation Rate
96%
Rank in New York
78th
Rating
9 out of 10
Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students96%
New York Median87%
Percentile93%
White97%
Black50% or more*
Hispanic80% or more*
Asian Pacific80% or more*
Native American-
Two or more racessuppressed*
Economically Disadvantaged80% to 89%*
Limited English Proficiencysuppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
99%
Rank in New York
30th
Rating
10 out of 10

Students at Penfield Senior High School scored an average 99% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the New York State Education Department. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 92% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 1% of New York high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls95% or more*95% or more*
Boys95% or more*95% or more*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander50% or more*50% or more*
Black50% or more*50% or more*
Hispanic50% or more*50% or more*
Multiracialsuppressed*suppressed*
White95% or more*95% or more*
With Disabilites90% or more*80% to 89%*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
63%
Rank in New York
92nd
Rating
8 out of 10

445 out of 707 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (63%). College admission testing participation is well above the New York median rate of 42% and in the top 17% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
29%
AP Pass Rank in New York
57th
AP Pass Rate Rating
8 out of 10

Penfield Senior High School offers 14 AP courses. 29 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 78% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all New York schools of 18%. Penfield Senior High School had 330 taking AP exams with a 292 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 88% percentile and well above the New York state median of 68 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 88% 68%
Students enrolled in an AP class 29% 18%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 8%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 13%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 24%
AP Courses Offered 14

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%16%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.1%2
Boys0.3%2
Girls0%0
New York Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0.1%2
Boys0.3%2
Girls0%0
New York Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students4.2%60
Boys6.8%48
Girls1.6%12
New York Median4.8%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.3%18
Boys1.9%13
Girls0.7%5

Location

Penfield Senior High School
25 HIGH SCHOOL DR
PENFIELD, NY
14526
(585)249-6701

10 out of 10 1

District

PENFIELD CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
ROCHESTER, NY