Norast High School

  • 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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%.

Top Placements

Norast High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • Norast High School's student population of 3,108 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 111 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students3,108 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Norast High School
Total Classroom Teachers111 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Norast High School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Norast High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,835 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 27:1 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%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio28:115:1
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Asian
22%
4%
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Hispanic
23%
10%
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Black
31%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Norast High School and the percentage of Black students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
18%
68%
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Two or more races
6%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Norast High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.770.26
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Graduation Rate
77%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Norast High School and the percentage of 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 NamePhiladelphia City School District
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)
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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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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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