Norast High School

2.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: (215)728-5018
  • Norast High School serves 3,108 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 47% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 54% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Norast High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 32%.
  • Norast High School operates within the Philadelphia City School District.
  • Philadelphia City School District's 69% graduation rate is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 86%.

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School Overview

  • Norast High School's student population of 3108 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 111 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students3,108 students
Norast High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Norast High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers111 teachers
Norast High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeNorast High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Norast High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2835 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 25:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Norast High School is 0.77, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
46%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
62%
Student : Teacher Ratio28:115:1
Norast High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
22%
4%
Norast High School Asian Students (1989-2016)
Hispanic
23%
10%
Norast High School Black Students (1989-2016)
Black
31%
15%
Norast High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
18%
68%
Norast High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
6%
3%
Norast High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsNorast High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownPA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.770.26
Norast High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate
77%
86%
Norast High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
44%
Norast High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
Norast High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2015)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Norast High School is Philadelphia City School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 663 school districts in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Philadelphia City School District's student population of 132,968 students has decreased by 7% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 69% has increased from 55% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $19,677 is higher than the state average of $13,048. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $20,504 is higher than the state average of $12,915. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NamePhiladelphia City School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    220
    3
    Number of Students Managed132,9681,464
    Philadelphia City School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    21%
    46%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    35%
    62%
    District Graduation Rate
    69%
    86%
    District Total Revenue$2,831 MM$19 MM
    District Spending$2,951 MM$19 MM
    District Revenue / Student$19,677$13,048
    District Spending / Student$20,504$12,915
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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    School Reviews

      2.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
    2  
    This school turned my child into a drug addict. There are too many kids there, the teachers are uneducated, the principal is very rude. If you need to speak to any authority, they will ignore you until you bring any legal action into it. There is no structure to this school. DO NOT send your kid there.
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    2  
    This school is awful!!! I have children in this school and there is entirely too many children! The numbers are not accurate on this website there are over 4000 children in this school. There is no one winging out the children that do not belong there. The children that do belong there are being slighted. The principal(Ms. Carroll) has little to no communication with parents. You cant even meet with her if you needed to. The secretary will NOT answer the phone you have to call at least 4 times and she will let the phone ring off the hook. Mr. Gill( Director of SLC) is the most ignorant man on the face of the earth! PLEASE DO YOUR HOMEWORK ON THIS SCHOOL BEFORE HAVING YOUR CHILD ATTEND!!!
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