Gotwals Elementary School

  • Gotwals Elementary School serves 455 students in grades 1-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 37% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 40% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Gotwals Elementary School's student population of 455 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 1-4
Total Students455 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Gotwals Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Gotwals Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Gotwals Elementary School is 0.57, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.00. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#2267 out of 2,835 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Gotwals Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Gotwals Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Gotwals Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hispanic
58%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Gotwals Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
30%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Gotwals Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
5%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Gotwals Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
7%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Gotwals Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Gotwals Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.57n/a
This chart display the diversity score of Gotwals Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Gotwals Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Gotwals Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNorristown Area SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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