Norristown Area High School

  • Norristown Area High School serves 1,686 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 57% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 64% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Norristown Area High School's student population of 1,686 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 120 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,686 students
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Total Classroom Teachers120 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Norristown Area High School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Norristown Area High School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.27. 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#889 out of 2,835 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
33%
11%
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Black
43%
15%
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White
20%
66%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Norristown Area High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.670.27
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Graduation Rate
80%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Norristown Area High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 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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