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 student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the PA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 32%.
  • Norast High School operates within the Philadelphia City School District.
  • Philadelphia City School District's 59% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 89%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 3108 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 111 teachers has declined by 5% over five 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

  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School(PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio28:115:1
Norast High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Norast High School Asian Students (1989-2016)
Norast High School Black Students (1989-2016)
Norast High School Black Students (1989-2016)
Norast High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
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)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Norast High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
Norast High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2015)

District Comparison

  • Philadelphia City School District's student population of 132,968 students has decreased by 7% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 59% has increased from 54% over five 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 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 years.
School District NamePhiladelphia City School District
Number of Schools
Number of Students Managed132,9681,464
Philadelphia City School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
Graduation Rate59%89%
Philadelphia City School District Graduation Rate (1999-2016)
District Total Revenue$2,831 MM$19 MM
Philadelphia City School District District Total Revenue (1992-2016)
District Spending$2,951 MM$19 MM
Philadelphia City School District District Spending (1992-2016)
District Revenue / Student$19,677$13,048
Philadelphia City School District District Revenue / Student (1997-2016)
District Spending / Student$20,504$12,915
Philadelphia City School District District Spending / Student (1997-2016)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2016 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  2.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
2  1/17/2011
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  10/5/2010
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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Did You Know?
Pennsylvania public schools have a diversity score of 0.26, which is lower than the national average of 0.32. The most diverse school district in Pennsylvania is York Academy Regional Charter School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Pennsylvania or national school diversity statistics.